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The Modern Metropolis

Edward Hopper
Night Shadows
1921
etching | Van Gelder wove paper
Gift of Dr. & Mrs. S.J. Axelrod
1983/1.146
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
1914
graphite | paper
Gift of Abraham Walkowitz
1950/1.142
Night view of New York City skyscrapers seen from above.
Berenice Abbott
New York at Night
1932
gelatin silver print | paper
Museum purchase made possible by a gift from Helmut Stern and the Jean Paul Slusser Memorial Fund
2002/1.156
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
1910
photogravure | paper
Museum Purchase
1972/1.170
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
1915 - 1916
photogravure | paper
Museum purchase made possible by the Jean Paul Slusser Memorial Fund
1986/2.19
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
1978
photograph | cardboard
Gift of Margaret and Howard Bond
2010/1.169.20
Abraham Walkowitz
New York
1910 - 1920
graphite | white paper
Gift of Abraham Walkowitz
1950/1.140
Photograph of a woman reading at a bus stop in front of a department store vitrine.
Walker Evans
Untitled
1924 - 1934
gelatin silver print | paper
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Harry H. Lunn, Jr., in Honor of the Centennial of The Michigan Daily
1990/2.50
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
1930 - 1931
gelatin silver print | paper
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Harry H. Lunn, Jr., in Honor of the Centennial of The Michigan Daily
1990/2.57
Abraham Walkowitz
New York
1913
pen and ink | white paper
Gift of Abraham Walkowitz
1950/1.138
Elevated view of traffic on an urban street. 
Karl Struss
Mercedes Autobus, Fifth Avenue and 38th Street, New York
1912
sepia-toned platinum print | paper
Gift of the artist
1978/2.42

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