This photograph belongs to a series of dynamic images Stieglitz made of New York of 1910. It appeared in the October 1911 issue of Camera Work along with eight other examples of his lyrical urban modernism--a contemporary vision certainly not lost on Coburn, Struss, and Strand.
Stieglitz, Alfred, ed. Camera Work: A Photographic Quarterly 36 (October 1911). p. 5.
Greenough, Sarah. Alfred Stieglitz: The Key Set. Vol. 2. Washington, D.C.: National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C., 2002. no. 341.
This work was made from the New Jersey side of the Hudson River looking toward lower Manhattan. (Greenough)