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Under the El Tracks at the Battery,

Gelatin silver print

Dimensions (Sheet): 356 x 457 mm (14 x 18 in.)

Signed in pencil on mount, lower right: “Berenice Abbott”; stamped on verso of mount board, lower center: “Photograph/Berenice Abbott/Abbott Maine 04406”

Edition: Photographed in 1932 or 1936; printed by the artist in 1974 for Russell D'Oench.

Accession number: 1991.30.1

Gift of Russell G. D’Oench, Jr., 1991

Provenance / Collectors' marks: Purchased by the donor from Witkin Gallery

Bibliography: Berenice Abbott: Photographs (New York: Horizon press, 1970), p. 101; not in Bonnnie Yochelson, Berenice Abbott: Changing New York (New York: Museum of the City of New York and The New Press, 1997), although there are similar photographs of other views of the El. Artnet sales records consulted in March 2007 listed prints of this image with some dated 1932 and others dated 1936.

Work Type: photograph

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