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Metropolitan Life Insurance Tower, N.Y.

1909 (printed 1979)
20th century
115 x 75 mm (4.5 x 3 in.)

Karl Struss, American, (1886–1981)

Object Type: photograph
Medium and Support: Platinum print
Edition: 32/75; from “Karl Struss: A Portfolio 1909/29,” published in Ann Arbor, 1979; printed by Phil Davis under the artist’s direction
Marks: Signed in pencil on verso, lower right: “Karl Struss”; inscribed on recto, lower left: “32/75”
Provenance / Collectors' Marks: Acquired by the donor in 1982 from the Witkin Gallery
Credit Line: Gift of Russell G. D’Oench, Jr., 1986
Accession Number: 1986.48.7

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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.]
  • business - Use for the broad area of commercial or mercantile activity involving the exchange of commodities, services, or financial resources. W [February 1993 related term added. February 1991 descriptor moved. January 1991 scope note changed.]
  • finance - Branch of economics concerning the management or use of funds and credit by a government, business, or individual. W [February 1991 scope note changed; descriptor moved. January 1991 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.
  • Pictorialist - Use with reference to the 19th-century movement in photography.

Location Latitude: American, Longitude: D'Oench

  • image Dimensions: 115 x 75 mm (4.5 x 3 in.)

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