5 October 1999
Manhattan Bridge: Looking up (1936)
Gelatin silver print. Printed later. Signed in pencil on the mount; Maine credit stamp on the verso.
9 x 7in. (24.2 x 19.1cm.)
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See: McCausland, New York in the Thirties, pl. 10; O'Neal, Berenice Abbott: American Photographer, p. 169; Yochelson, Changing New York, chap. 2, pl. 21.
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