Christopher St. Shop

Christopher St. Shop

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Unmounted silver print by Berenice Abbott, "Christopher St. Store." Very dark storefront through whose window the interior of the store is not at all visible except for a few bottles, a metal appliance, and a large, white-faced analog clock hanging just inside the window. To the right of the main store is a laundry service. In the foreground is a wheeled cart. Entrance to descending stairway at the left with iron rail, sidewalk is cracked. The stark, straight on photograph void of people is somewhat reminiscent of Eugène Atget's photographs of storefront windows. Verso: Stamp, "Photograph, Berenice Abbott, Maine 04406," red debris left middle side; Recto: signed by the artist.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Photograph
Date made
1930-1940
maker
Abbott, Berenice
place made
United States: New York, New York City
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 18 1/2 in x 15 1/4 in; 46.99 cm x 38.735 cm
ID Number
PG.69.216.12
accession number
288852
catalog number
69.216.12
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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