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Sarah Greenough, “Alfred Stieglitz/The Steerage/1907, printed 1911,” Alfred Stieglitz Key Set, NGA Online Editions, (accessed April 25, 2024).

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On 14 May 1907 Stieglitz and his family sailed to Europe aboard the fashionable Kaiser Wilhelm II. This photograph was most likely taken several days later while the ship was moored in Plymouth, England (see Beaumont Newhall, “Alfred Stieglitz: Homeward Bound,” Art News 87:3 [March 1988], 141–142).

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:

1913, New York (no. 21, as The Steerage, 1907)
1916, New York (no. 100, as The Steerage)
1917, New York (no. 217, as The Steerage)
1918, New York (no. 4, as The Steerage, 1907)
1921, New York (no. 19, as The Steerage, 1907)
1924, New York (no. 61, as The Steerage, 1907)
1932, New York (no. 44, as The Steerage, 1907, gelatin silver print)
1937, New York (no. 19, as The Steerage, 1907)
1944, Philadelphia (no. 20, as Steerage, 1907, photogravure)

Lifetime Publications

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

Camera Work 36 (October 1911): pl. 9 (ill., The Steerage, 1907)

Saturday Evening Mail (20 April 1912): cover, magazine section (ill., The Steerage)

291 7–8 (September–October 1915): insert (ill., The Steerage, photogravure)

Marius de Zayas, “The Steerage,” American Photography 10 (March 1916): 121 (ill., The Steerage)

Artlover 2:1 (1924): unpaginated (ill., The Steerage, 1907)

“American Photography Honored,” The Outlook 136 (20 February 1924): 297 (ill., The Steerage)

Vanity Fair 21 (August 1924): 54 (ill., Beyond the Quota—in the Steerage)

Waldo Frank et al., America & Alfred Stieglitz (New York, 1934): pl. 26b (ill., The Steerage, 1907)

Louis Adamio, “An Immigrant Who Made Good in America: How Corsi, Who Arrived in the United States at the Age of Ten, Became Boss of Ellis Island,” The New York Herald Tribune Books (27 January 1935): section 7, 3 (ill., The Steerage, 1907)

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

Georgia Engelhard, “Alfred Stieglitz: Master Photographer,” American Photography 39 (April 1945): 11 (ill., The Steerage)


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. 310.

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