Photo Credit: copy photo: J. Giammatteo
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Boston: Custom House Block on Long Wharf1934
Berenice Abbott, American, (1898–1991)
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Berenice Abbott, American, (1898–1991) . Boston: Custom House Block on Long Wharf, 1934. From American Cities before the Civil War: The Urban Vernacular of the Thirties, Forties, and Fifties. Gelatin silver print. : mm (in.). DAC accession number 19126.96.36.199. Commissioned by Wesleyan University with the assistance of the Carnegie Corporation, 1934. (copy photo: J. Giammatteo) .
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