Nov 6, 2013
Nov 6, 2013

Hudson River Bridge

Hudson River Bridge

spring 1930

Berenice Abbott

(American, 1898-1991)

Gelatin silver print

Image: 23.7 x 17.3 cm (9 5/16 x 6 13/16 in.)

John L. Severance Fund 2007.20



Abbot was commissioned to photograph the construction of Manhattan’s George Washington Bridge for an article in Architectural Record. She drew attention to the industrial structure’s abstract, aesthetic qualities and its height through her choice of camera angle.

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