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September 2, 2016

A Deep Look into Architecture and Urban Design of New York City in the 1930s Through Berenice Abbott's Lens

Berenice Abbott (1898-1991) was an American photographer best known for her black-and-white photography of New York City architecture and urban design of the 1930s. She is remembered as one of the most independent, determined and respected photographers of the twentieth century.

Look back at New York City in the 1930s through her amazing photos to see why she was.

Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street, New York City

Broad Street looking toward Wall Street, Manhattan

Theoline, Pier 11 or 12, East River, Manhattan

Canyon of buildings looking down Vanderbilt toward 42nd Street

Waterfront, South Street, Manhattan

Cliff and Ferry Street, Manhattan

Columbus Circle, Manhattan

Flatiron Building in New York

From Salmon Tower 11 West 42nd Street, Manhattan

Fulton Street Dock, Manhattan

General view looking south from Bignou Gallery, 18th floor, 32 East 57th Street, Manhattan

Goldberg’s clothing store on Broadway, New York City

Manhattan Bridge looking up

City Arabesque looking north from the top of Cities Service tower, New York City

New York Stock Exchange

Night View, New York City

Penn Station, Manhattan

Pine Street, Manhattan

Reade Street, between West and Washington Streets, Manhattan

Seventh Avenue looking south from 35th Street, Manhattan

View from roof of the Irving Trust Building, Manhattan

Wall Street area, New York City


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