Seventh Avenue, in 1915, east side, north from W. 58th Street to Central Park South. Showing the Lisbon and the Madrid occupying this entire frontage. To the right is the Central Park Safe Deposit Company. The photographers vantage point is the south east corner of 58th Street, where the entrance
to the Alwyn Court appears. (NYPL)
Pike and Henry Street, NY, 1936. - Cheese Store, NY, 1937 - Columbus Circle, NY, 1936 - El Station Interior, NY - Manhattan Bridge Looking Up, NY, 1936 - Facade: Alwyn Court, NY, 1936 - Theoline, NY, 1936 - Broadway on the Battery, NY, 1938.
American photographer Berenice Abbott was born in Springfield Ohio in 1898 and died in retirement in Monson, Maine in 1991. Except for a formative and influential decade in Paris in the 1920s, she spent most of her productive life in photography in New York City. Her five decades of accomplishments behind the camera range from portraiture and modernist experimentation to documentation and scientific interpretation. Her contributions as photographic educator, inventor, author and historian are equally diverse: she originated the photography program at the New School for Social Research and taught there from 1934-58; wrote several books and numerous articles including the once influential Guide to Better Photography (1941)