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on backing board: center, on Alfred Stieglitz label, in black ink: Alfred Stieglitz The Hand of Man / Original Gravure / Original negative 4 x 5. Made from back of a train-- / Long Island City 1902. The version printed / in 1910 straight from new positive / shown first Albright Show & then at / Stieglitz "291" show, March, 1913; upper right, typed on Museum of Modern Art sticker: 40.5022 / Stieglitz; upper right, typed on Philadelphia Museum of Art label: Alfred Stieglitz / The Hand of Man, 1902. Framed gravure / Alfred Stieglitz / 509 Madison Ave., N.Y.C.; all by later hands: upper right, in red pencil: 7-1944-145; all in graphite: upper center: 25 3/4; upper left: M; center left: 16

Provenance

Georgia O'Keeffe; gift to NGA, 1949.

Exhibition History
1910
International Exhibition of Pictorial Photography, Albright Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York, 1910.
1913
Stieglitz Exhibition, Photo-Secession Galleries, New York, 1913, no. 12.
1944
History of an American: "291" and After, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1944, no. 17.
1983
Greenough/Hamilton 1983, no. 33.
1992
NGA Stieglitz 1992, no. 31.
2002
Alfred Stieglitz: Known and Unknown, National Gallery of Art, Washington; The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 2002-2003.
Bibliography
1903
Camera Work 1 (January 1903): p. 47.
1911
Camera Work 36 (October 1911): pl. XIII.
1934
Frank, Waldo, et al. America and Alfred Stieglitz. New York, 1934: pl. XXV.
1983
Greenough/Hamilton 1983, no. 33, pl. 15.