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Charleston: 85–91 East Bay Street

20th century
180 x 235 mm (7.1 x 9.3 in.)

Berenice Abbott, American, (1898–1991)

Object Type: photograph
Medium and Support: Gelatin silver print
Series: from American Cities before the Civil War: The Urban Vernacular of the Thirties, Forties, and Fifties
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.
Marks: 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”
Credit Line: Commissioned by Wesleyan University with the assistance of the Carnegie Corporation, 1934
Accession Number: 1979.30.4.35

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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.]
  • cities - Distinctions among villages, towns, and cities are relative and vary according to their individual regional contexts. Generally, cities designate large or important communities with population, status, and internal complexity greater than most towns in the region. [May 1996 related term added. January 1993 related term added.]

  • image Dimensions: 180 x 235 mm (7.1 x 9.3 in.)

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