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Old Post Office, Broadway and Park Row

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Old Post Office, Broadway and Park Row

ca. 1938 (printed later)
20th century
235 x 188 mm (9.3 x 7.4 in.)

Berenice Abbott, American, (1898–1991)

Object Type: photograph
Medium and Support: Gelatin silver print on photographic paper mounted on board
Marks: Signed in pencil, lower right margin: “BERENICE ABBOTT”; stamped in black ink on verso, lower center: “PHOTOGRAPH / BERENICE ABBOTT / ABBOTT, MAINE 04406”; inscribed in pencil on verso, center of bottom edge: “Box 1”; inscribed in pencil on verso, lower left side: “A1019.9 CN419”
Bibliography: Bonnie Yochelson, Berenice Abbott: Changing New York (New York: The New Press, 1997), plate 34
Credit Line: Gift of Dr. George A. Violin, 2010
Accession Number: 2010.20.1

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  • architecture - Art or science of designing and building structures, especially habitable structures, in accordance with principles determined by aesthetic and practical or material considerations. Refers also to the structures created. [November 1994 related term added. October 1990 alternate term added.]
  • New York City - TGN 7007567 (“New York” preferred, “New York City” display; retained “City” for clarity)
  • post offices - Use for public buildings within a government postal system at which mail is received and sorted, from which it is distributed, and at which stamps are sold and other services rendered. [September 1990 scope note added.]
  • texture - Use for visual and tactile surface characteristics and for the characteristic structure given to something by the size, shape, arrangement, and proportions of its parts. RHDEL2 [October 1992 descriptor moved; scope note changed.]

  • image Dimensions: 235 x 188 mm (9.3 x 7.4 in.)

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