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Court of the First Model Tenement

Artist/Maker: Berenice Abbott (United States, 1898 - 1991)

Date: 1936 (printed 1979)
Medium: gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
18 7/8 x 15 3/8"
Classification: Art Works
Credit Line: Gift of Safra Bank through Vito S. Portera
Object number: 81.0137
DescriptionThis frontal view of a tenement interior preserves a slice of architectural history. The work's greater legacy is its reflection of social history. The flapping laundry infuses the work with a profound humanism. In isolating and monumentalizing the slum, Abbott elevates the lowly subject to a thing of importance and sympathetic contemplation.
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