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Edward Jean Steichen

Image: Laughing Boxes, West 86th Street, New York

Photo Credit: copy photo: J. Giammatteo

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Laughing Boxes, West 86th Street, New York

ca. 1922 (printed later)
20th century
244 x 194 mm (9.6 x 7.6 in.)

Edward Jean Steichen, American, (1879–1973)

Object Type: photograph
Medium and Support: Gelatin silver print with toning
Edition: Printed later
Marks: Stamped on verso, center: “Photograph by Edward Steichen. Printed from the original negative”; inscribed in pencil on verso, center: “The Laughing Boxes c 1922”; inscribed in pencil on verso, lower right: “Sandburg Pl. 2 / Exhib #229 / Book p. 90”
Provenance / Collectors' Marks: Purchased by the donor at auction from Argus Ltd.
Bibliography: Joanna Steichen, Steichen’s Legacy: Photographs, 1895–1973 (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2000) plate 206.
Credit Line: Gift of Russell G. D’Oench, Jr., 1991
Accession Number: 1991.30.54

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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)
  • Northeastern United States - TGN 4011496 (general region): The term typically refers to New England and the northern Atlantic seaboard, including Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, New York and New Jersey.

Location Latitude: American, Longitude: D'Oench

  • image Dimensions: 244 x 194 mm (9.6 x 7.6 in.)

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