Henry Street from Market, Looking West, Manhattan

Berenice Abbott American

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 852

Abbott positioned her camera to capture the Municipal Building and the Woolworth Building rising behind a tight row of nineteenth-century tenements on the Lower East Side, creating a stark juxtaposition of majestic skyscrapers and humble dwellings.

Henry Street from Market, Looking West, Manhattan, Berenice Abbott (American, Springfield, Ohio 1898–1991 Monson, Maine), Gelatin silver print

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