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Image of Gunsmith, 6 Centre Market Place, Manhattan 9837

1986.104

Artist

Berenice Abbott

Title

Gunsmith, 6 Centre Market Place, Manhattan

Creation Date

1937

Century

20th century

Dimensions

9 15/16 in. x 8 in. (25.3 cm. x 20.3 cm.)

Object Type

photograph

Creation Place

North America, American

Medium and Support

gelatin silver print

Credit Line

Museum Purchase

Copyright

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Accession Number

1986.104
In Gunsmith, 6 Centre Market Place, Manhattan, Berenice Abbott paid tribute to the store window photographs of Eugène Atget. This photograph is part of Abbott’s series Changing New York, a project inspired by Atget’s tireless attempts to photograph an Old Paris that was disappearing. Abbott got to know Atget and his work through Man Ray, and later acquired his estate of prints and negatives with the express purpose of promoting his legacy in books and exhibitions.

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