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Sarah Greenough, “Alfred Stieglitz/City of Ambition/1910, printed 1911,” Alfred Stieglitz Key Set, NGA Online Editions, (accessed February 29, 2024).

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Key Set Entry

Related Key Set Photographs

  • Alfred Stieglitz
    The City of Ambitions
    1910, printed in or before 1913
    Key Set Number 342
    same negative
  • Alfred Stieglitz
    The City of Ambition
    1910, printed 1929/1934
    gelatin silver print
    Key Set Number 343
    same negative

Lifetime Exhibitions

A print from the same negative—perhaps a photograph from the Gallery’s collection—appeared in the following exhibition(s) during Alfred Stieglitz’s lifetime:

1910, Buffalo (no. 439, as The City of Ambition, 1910, photogravure)
1911, London (no. 36, as The City of Ambitions)
1913, New York (no. 22, as The City of Ambitions, 1910)
1921, New York (no. 20, as The City of Ambition, 1910)
1944, Philadelphia (no. 21, as Singer Building, 1910)

Lifetime Publications

A reproduction of this work appeared in the following publication(s) during Alfred Stieglitz’s lifetime:

Camera Work 36 (October 1911): pl. 1 (ill., City of Ambition, 1910)

George Routledge, “The London Secession Pictures,” Photograms of the Year 1911–1912 (New York, 1912): 36 (ill., The City of Ambitions)

Thomas Craven, “Stieglitz—Old Master of the Camera,” Saturday Evening Post 216:28 (8 January 1944): 15 (ill., The City of Ambitions)


Image courtesy of the Philadelphia Museum of Art


Georgia O'Keeffe; gift to NGA, 1949.

Associated Names

O'Keeffe, Georgia

Exhibition History

Stieglitz in the Darkroom, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, October 4, 1992–February 14, 1993


Greenough, Sarah. Alfred Stieglitz: The Key Set: The Alfred Stieglitz Collection of Photographs. Washington, 2002: vol. 1, cat. 341.

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