Jacob Heymann's Butcher Shop Window

Jacob Heymann's Butcher Shop Window

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Unmounted silver print by Berenice Abbott, "Jacob Heymann's Butcher Shop Window." Storefront is covered with signs advertising different kinds of meat including turkey, geese, lamb and duck. Sample prices range from 20 cents/lb for "fancy geese" to 22 cents/lb for a leg of lamb. Even the door in right of photograph has writing on it, as well as a sign, so that there is very little space on the front of the building that is not used for advertising. There is also a hanging light in the top right corner. Awning in top of photograph reads "Specials Daily - Meats - Jacob Hymann - Poultry," with the street number "345" on wooden sign in top right. Grate in sidewalk to left of door. Sidewalk only visible right bottom. Verso: Stamp, "Photograph, Berenice Abbott, Maine 04406; " 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: 15 in x 18 3/4 in; 38.1 cm x 47.625 cm
ID Number
PG.69.216.13
accession number
288852
catalog number
69.216.13
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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