Warehouse, Water and Dock Streets, BrooklynArtist(s)Berenice AbbottArtist NationalityAmerican (North American)Object Creation Date1936Medium & Supportgelatin silver print on paperDimensions
10 5/8 in x 13 1/2 in (26.99 cm x 34.29 cm)Credit LineGift of Maxine and Lawrence K. SniderSubject matter
This photograph of a Brooklyn waterfront warehouse, which then housed the Yuban coffee company, emphasizes the formal qualities of the structure using a steeply receding angle. The horizontal band of paint that divides the brick structure into two halves is flecked throughout with half-opened shutters that interrupt the painted text advertising the coffee company. In the upper right corner a taller office building emerges, offering a sense of the density and architectural variety of this urban environment.Physical Description
A black and white photograph of a warehouse in Brooklyn. A sign painted on the building advertises coffee, while a man sits outside reading a newspaper.Primary Object ClassificationPhotographCollection AreaPhotographyRights
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coffee (food, dye)