Berenice Abbott’s New York Stores (1930s)

Berenice Abbott (July 17, 1898 – December 9, 1991) was an American photographer renowned for her black-and-white photography of New York City in the 1930s. Her pictures of New York stores, street vendors and bars formed part of Changing New York, her project sponsored by the Federal Art Project (FAP) in the 1930s.

 

Billie's Bar, 56th Street and First Avenue, Manhattan

Billie’s Bar, 56th Street and First Avenue, Manhattan

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Gasoline Station, Tenth Avenue and 29th Street, Manhattan

 

Sumner Healey Antique Shop, Third Avenue near 57th Street, Manhattan

Sumner Healey Antique Shop, Third Avenue near 57th Street, Manhattan

Radio Row-Berenice Abbott

Radio Row-Berenice Abbott

Broome Street, Nos. 504-506, Manhattan

Broome Street, Nos. 504-506, Manhattan

Travelling tin shop, Brooklyn

Travelling tin shop, Brooklyn

Newsstand, 32nd Street and Third Avenue

Newsstand, 32nd Street and Third Avenue

Mori's Restaurant, 144 Bleecker Street, Manhattan

Mori’s Restaurant, 144 Bleecker Street, Manhattan

Facade, 317 Broadway, Manhattan

Facade, 317 Broadway, Manhattan

A & P (Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co.), 246 Third Avenue, Manhattan

A & P (Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co.), 246 Third Avenue, Manhattan

Lyric Theatre, Third Avenue between 12th and 13th street, Manhattan

Lyric Theatre, Third Avenue between 12th and 13th street, Manhattan

Lebanon Restaurant (Syrian), 88 Washington Street, Manhattan

Lebanon Restaurant (Syrian), 88 Washington Street, Manhattan

Pawn Shop, 48 Third Avenue, Manhattan

Pawn Shop, 48 Third Avenue, Manhattan

Bread Store, 259 Bleecker Street, Manhattan

Bread Store, 259 Bleecker Street, Manhattan

Snuff Shop, 113 Division street, Manhattan

Snuff Shop, 113 Division street, Manhattan

Rope store, Peerless Equipment Co., 189 South Street, Manhattan

Rope store, Peerless Equipment Co., 189 South Street, Manhattan

Rothman's Pawn Shop, 149 Eighth Avenue, Manhattan

Rothman’s Pawn Shop, 149 Eighth Avenue, Manhattan

Flam and Flam, 165 East 121st Street, Manhattan

Flam and Flam, 165 East 121st Street, Manhattan

Harlem Street- II. 422-424 Lenox Avenue, Manhattan

Harlem Street- II. 422-424 Lenox Avenue, Manhattan

Irving Place Theatre, Irving Place, from Northeast corner of Irving Place and East 15th Street, Manhattan

Irving Place Theatre, Irving Place, from Northeast corner of Irving Place and East 15th Street, Manhattan

Hester Street, between Allen and Orchard Streets, Manhattan

Hester Street, between Allen and Orchard Streets, Manhattan

 

Tri-boro Barber School, 264 Bowery, Manhattan

Tri-boro Barber School, 264 Bowery, Manhattan

Cheese Store, 276 Bleecker Street, Manhattan

Cheese Store, 276 Bleecker Street, Manhattan

Rope store, South Street and James Slip, Manhattan

Rope store, South Street and James Slip, Manhattan

Whelan's Drug Store, 44th Street and Eighth Avenue, Manhattan New York Abbott

Whelan’s Drug Store, 44th Street and Eighth Avenue, Manhattan

 

Gunsmith and Police Department, 6 Centre Market Place, Manhattan

Gunsmith and Police Department, 6 Centre Market Place, Manhattan

Church of God, 25 East 132nd Street, Manhattan

Church of God, 25 East 132nd Street, Manhattan

Gunsmith, 6 Centre Market Place, Manhattan

Gunsmith, 6 Centre Market Place, Manhattan

Allen Street, no. 55-57, Manhattan

Allen Street, no. 55-57, Manhattan

Luchow's Restaurant, 110 East 14th Street, Manhattan

Luchow’s Restaurant, 110 East 14th Street, Manhattan

Automat, 977 Eighth Avenue, Manhattan, New York, 1936

Automat, 977 Eighth Avenue, Manhattan, New York, 1936

Blossom Restaurant, 103 Bowery, Manhattan

Blossom Restaurant, 103 Bowery, Manhattan

Gasoline station, Tremont Avenue and Dock Street, Bronx

Gasoline station, Tremont Avenue and Dock Street, Bronx

McSorley's Ale House, 15 East 7th Street, Manhattan a

McSorley’s Ale House, 15 East 7th Street, Manhattan

 

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