DAC Collection Object Information
Charleston: 133–141 Church Street,
From American Cities before the Civil War: The Urban Vernacular of the Thirties, Forties, and Fifties
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions (Image): 165 x 235 mm (6.5 x 9.3 in.)
Signed in red pencil beneath photograph, lower right: “Berenice Abbott”; stamped on verso of mount board, lower right: “Photo / Berenice Abbott / 56 West 53rd Street / New York City”
Edition: From “American Cities before the Civil War: The Urban Vernacular of the Thirties, Forties, and Fifties” by Henry-Russell Hitchcock, Jr., a 1934 Wesleyan University Architectural Exhibition. The exhibition included the DAC’s group of 50 vintage architectural photographs taken in Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Charleston, and other cities and towns in the Northeast.
Accession number: 19188.8.131.52
Commissioned by Wesleyan University with the assistance of the Carnegie Corporation, 1934
Bibliography: Martha R. Severens, The Charleston Renaissance (Spartanburg, South Carolina: Saraland Press, 1998): pp. 78, 80; repro. p. 2
Work Type: photograph
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