Department of Docks and Police Station


Berenice Abbott ( American, 1898 - 1991 )

1936, 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.

Gateway to the city, the Department of Docks Building at Pier A, North River, welcomes many distinguished visitors. Taken off incoming liners and whisked up the harbor in a marine police boat, these have ranged from Lindbergh to Queen Marie.

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Elizabeth McCausland, caption for “Department of Docks and Police Station,” 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 3 (np).

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