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The Modern Metropolis

Edward Hopper
Night Shadows
etching on Van Gelder wove paper
10 ¾ in x 13 13/16 in (10 ¾ in x 35.08 cm)
Gift of Dr. & Mrs. S.J. Axelrod
This is an abstract composition of loose, overall, intersecting lines. Some are rounded squiggles, others are straight, and a circle appears at the top. 
Abraham Walkowitz
New York
graphite on paper
13 3/8 in x 7 7/8 in (34 cm x 20 cm);14 in x 8 9/16 in (35.5 cm x 21.8 cm);13 3/8 in x 7 7/8 in (34 cm x 20 cm)
Gift of Abraham Walkowitz
Night view of New York City skyscrapers seen from above.
Berenice Abbott
New York at Night
gelatin silver print on paper
13 3/8 in x 10 1/2 in (33.97 cm x 26.67 cm);22 1/8 in x 18 1/8 in (56.2 cm x 46.04 cm);20 1/16 in x 16 in (50.96 cm x 40.64 cm)
Museum purchase made possible by a gift from Helmut Stern and the Jean Paul Slusser Memorial Fund
This photograph depicts an oblique view of the Brooklyn Bridge. The bridge dominates over half of the frame starting on the left and reaching into the background, while the right side represents the river and boats underneath the bridge.
Alvin Langdon Coburn
Brooklyn Bridge
photogravure on paper
7 13/16 in x 5 3/4 in (19.84 cm x 14.61 cm);14 1/4 in x 19 3/8 in (36.2 cm x 49.21 cm);8 7/16 in x 6 1/16 in (21.43 cm x 15.4 cm)
Museum Purchase
Photograph of a crowded Fifth Avenue in 1915, New York. People, cars, and horse-drawn carriages bustle through the street.
Paul Strand
Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street, New York
photogravure on paper
11 in x 7 7/8 in (28 cm x 20 cm);11 1/16 in x 7 15/16 in (28.1 cm x 20.1 cm);12 in x 9 1/2 in (30.5 cm x 24.2 cm);5 in x 6 9/16 in (12.7 cm x 16.7 cm);57 in x 14 7/16 in (144.78 cm x 36.67 cm)
Museum purchase made possible by the Jean Paul Slusser Memorial Fund
This black and white stereoscopic image features two images of a man with a large camera seated on a slender line high above Fifth Avenue in New York City.  It is surrounded by the text: Set No. 8; Underwood & Underwood, Publishers, Unique; 8288—Photographing New York City—on a slender support 18 stories above pavement of Fifth Avenue.
Stereo Classics Studio
Stereoscope Image, Set No. 8: Photographing New York City, on a slender support 18 stories above pavement on Fith Avenue
photograph on cardboard
3 9/16 in. x 7 in. ( 9 cm x 17.8 cm )
Gift of Margaret and Howard Bond
Abraham Walkowitz
New York
graphite on white paper
13 ⅜ in x 7 3/16 in (33.97 cm x 18.26 cm);19 ¼ in x 14 ⅜ in (48.89 cm x 36.51 cm)
Gift of Abraham Walkowitz
Photograph of a woman reading at a bus stop in front of a department store vitrine.
Walker Evans
Woman Reading at the Bus Stop in Front of S. Klein on the Square Department Store, Union Square East, New York City
gelatin silver print on paper
7 in x 5 1/4 in (17.78 cm x 13.34 cm);19 3/8 in x 14 3/8 in (49.21 cm x 36.51 cm)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Harry H. Lunn, Jr., in Honor of the Centennial of The Michigan Daily
This photography is a view of a row of Victorian townhouses in Brooklyn, framed on the left by the angular L-shape of a street lamp post.
Walker Evans
Brownstone Houses, 222 Columbia Heights, Brooklyn, New York
gelatin silver print on paper
7 15/16 in x 10 in (20.16 cm x 25.4 cm);14 3/8 in x 19 3/8 in (36.51 cm x 49.21 cm)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Harry H. Lunn, Jr., in Honor of the Centennial of The Michigan Daily
Abraham Walkowitz
New York
pen and ink on white paper
13 1/16 in. x 7 5/8 in. ( 33.2 cm x 19.3 cm )
Gift of Abraham Walkowitz
Elevated view of traffic on an urban street. 
Karl Struss
Mercedes Autobus, Fifth Avenue and 38th Street, New York
sepia-toned platinum print on paper
15 15/16 in x 19 5/16 in (40.5 cm x 49 cm);18 3/16 in x 22 1/8 in (46.2 cm x 56.2 cm)
Gift of the artist

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American Orientalist art at the turn of the 20th century
<p>America Encounters Asia in Art</p>

82 Collection Object Sources

Night Shadows (1983/1.146)
Brooklyn Bridge (1972/1.170)
New York at Night (2002/1.156)
New York (1950/1.142)
New York (1950/1.138)
New York (1950/1.140)
New York (1950/1.139)
New York (1990/2.55)
Coney Island (1984/2.85)
New York (1990/2.54)
Street Musicians (1974/1.120)
Maison Close (1974/1.114)
Street Paver (1974/1.116)
Eclipse (1974/1.108)
Mannequin (1974/1.119)
Men's Fashions (1974/1.107)
Hardware Store (2011/2.5)
Carrousel (1974/1.111)
Bar de Cabaret (1974/1.115)
Trinity Church (1989/1.72)
The Bridge (1983/1.293)
Pittsburgh, PA (1978/2.32)
Lackarbeiter (1975/2.97)
Gerichtdiener (2012/2.105)
A Murder (2007/2.110)
Hunger (1957/1.105)
Before the Mirror (1950/1.169)
Child Run Over (1949/2.59)
The Big Bridge (1948/1.20)

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