Cheese Store


Berenice Abbott ( American, 1898 - 1991 )

1937, print 1983
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General Description

The following is the caption by Elizabeth McCausland accompanying the original 1939 edition of Berenice Abbott's Changing New York publication.

A thriving cheese business in an old-law tenement in Little Italy sells from 27,000 to 30,000 pounds a year. On land owned by Aaron Burr in 1804, B. Mandaro perpetuates the romance of caciocavallo, scamorza, mozzarella, ricotta, provola affumicata and so on through the 400 names of the world's cheeses.

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Elizabeth McCausland, caption for “Cheese Store,” in New York in the Thirties [former titled: Changing New York], (New York: Dover Publications, Inc., 1973; New York: E.P. Dutton & Company, Inc.,1939), plate 36 (np).

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