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Inscription

upper center verso, in graphite: #5; on mount, upper center verso, in graphite: #7; on backing board, verso, on Alfred Stieglitz Collection label, in ink: Winter -- Fifth Avenue / Alfred Stieglitz / Carbon / Negative made in 1892. 4 x 5 size. My first hand- / camera "shot." Print made in 1894. Only two / other prints -- good ones -- in existence: This / photograph is the basis of so-called "American / Photography." Shown in every important / exhibition since then; on 1909 Dresden exhibition label, in ink: Winter - Fifth Avenue (1892) / Alfred Stieglitz / New York / 700 Marks [crossed out] / Value $300.00

Provenance

Georgia O'Keeffe; gift to NGA, 1949.

Exhibition History
1944
History of An American. Alfred Stieglitz: 291 and After. Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, 1944, no.7.
1992
Photography in Nineteenth Century America. Mead Art Museum, 1992.
2002
Alfred Stieglitz: Known and Unknown, National Gallery of Art, Washington; The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 2002-2003.
Bibliography
2002
Greenough 2002, cat. 84.