Aug 3, 2007

Bread Window (East Houston Street, New York City)

Bread Window (East Houston Street, New York City)

1948

Godfrey B. Frankel

(American, 1912-1995)

Gelatin silver print

Image: 49.6 x 39 cm (19 1/2 x 15 3/8 in.); Matted: 71.1 x 55.9 cm (28 x 22 in.)

Gift of Godfrey Frankel 1974.220

Location

Description

Godfrey Frankel focused his photographic efforts in New York City on the Lower East Side, where Jewish people from Eastern Europe predominated in the 1920s. That began to change after World War II, when an influx of Puerto Ricans and of Black people from the South made it the city’s first racially integrated district. The rye breads and challahs in this mouth-watering display—“None Better,” says the sign—demonstrate that Jewish food remained a significant presence in the neighborhood in 1948.

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Type of artwork: 
Photograph

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