Mulberry Street

Sid Grossman American

Not on view

Whether he trained his camera on exuberant summer scenes on the beaches of Coney Island or Mulberry Street during the San Gennaro festival, shown here, Grossman was one of the greatest chroniclers of working-class life in New York during the late 1930s and 1940s. The slapdash framing of this scene and the kaleidoscopic effect of the lights against the night sky make palpable the ebullient atmosphere on the street, engulfing the viewer in the experience.

Mulberry Street, Sid Grossman (American, 1913–1955), Gelatin silver print

Due to rights restrictions, this image cannot be enlarged, viewed at full screen, or downloaded.

Open Access

As part of the Met's Open Access policy, you can freely copy, modify and distribute this image, even for commercial purposes.


Public domain data for this object can also be accessed using the Met's Open Access API.