Jan 17, 2020
Jan 17, 2020


New York: Harbor & QE2



Bruce Davidson

(American, b. 1933)

Gelatin silver print, resin coated

Image: 26 x 17.6 cm (10 1/4 x 6 15/16 in.); Paper: 27.8 x 21.5 cm (10 15/16 x 8 7/16 in.)

Gift of an anonymous donor 2018.953


Did you know?

During the golden age of travel by ocean liner, New York's fireboats would sometimes give the ships a water salute as they entered the harbor.


Bruce Davidson’s image brings back the excitement and majesty of the bygone era of a transatlantic crossing by ocean liner. He traveled aboard the luxurious Queen Elizabeth II (QE2) for part of its annual around-the-world cruise in 1998. Through Davidson’s lens, we become passengers entering New York Harbor, welcomed by the Statue of Liberty and saluted by a fire department boat. As exciting as travel can be, returning home may be the best part.

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