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Sarah Greenough, “Alfred Stieglitz/The Street—Design for a Poster/1900/1901, printed 1903,” Alfred Stieglitz Key Set, NGA Online Editions, (accessed February 28, 2024).

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The date is based on stylistic similarities to Spring Showers—The Street Cleaner (Key Set number 269) and Spring Showers—The Coach (Camera Notes 5:3 [January 1902], pl. A).

This photograph was made at Fifth Avenue and 30th Street with a Bausch & Lomb Extra Rapid Universal lens, and won a grand prize of $300 in the 1903 “Bausch & Lomb Quarter-Century Competition” (see Camera Work 5 [January 1904], 53; and The American Amateur Photographer 16 [February 1904], 92).

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:

1903, Hamburg (no. 424, as The Street, photogravure)
1903, San Francisco (no. 34a, as The Street—Winter)
1904, Washington (no. 129, as The Street—Winter)
1904, Pittsburgh (no. 220, as The Street—Winter)
1904, Vienna (no. 3, as Die Strasse)
1904, Paris (no. 667, as La rue—Hiver, platinum)
1904, Dresden (no. 173, as Winter—The Street)
1904, The Hague (no. 115, as Street—Winter)
1904, London (no. 161, as Winter—The Street)
1905, Vienna, Camera Klub (no. 41, as The Street—Winter, 1902)
1905, Richmond (no. 839, as The Street—Winter)
1905, Worcester (no. 389, as Winter—The Street)
1909, New York (no. 183, as The Street—Winter, 1898)
1909, Dresden (no. 172, as The Street, Winter)
1910, Buffalo (no. 427, as The Street, Fifth Avenue, 1896, photogravure)
1913, New York (no. 9, as The Street, Fifth Avenue, 1896)
1921, New York (no. 13, as The Street, Winter, New York, 1898)
1932 New York (no. 43, as Fifth Ave.—30th St., 1899)
1937, New York (no. 335, as The Street—Fifth Avenue, 1903)
1944, Philadelphia (no. 13, as The Street—Fifth Ave., 1896)

Lifetime Publications

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

John Corbin, “The Twentieth Century City,” Scribner’s Magazine 33:3 (March 1903): 265 (ill., The Astoria in the Background—A Winter Day)

Camera Work 3 (July 1903): pl. 3 (ill., The Street—Design for a Poster)

The Bausch & Lomb Lens Souvenir (Rochester, 1903)

Joseph Keiley, “American Pictorial Photographers. Alfred Stieglitz,” Photography 17:797 (20 February 1904): 149 (ill., Winter—The Street)

Sidney Allen [Sadakichi Hartmann], “The Exhibition of the Photo-Secession,” The Photographic Times 36:3 (March 1904): 103 (ill., The Avenue)

Photographische Rundschau und Photographisches Centralblatt 18 (August 1904): between 190 and 191 (ill., The Street)

The Work of Alfred Stieglitz [published by Camera Notes] (New York, 1904): unnumbered (ill., The Street—Design for a Poster, photogravure)

Die Photographische Kunst im Jahre 1904: Ein Jahrbuch für Künstlerische Photographie: unpaginated (ill., The Street)

Sidney Allen [Sadakichi Hartmann], “What Photographers May Learn from the Old and New Masters,” The Photographic Times 42 (September 1910): 340 (ill., The Avenue)

J. Nilsen Laurvik, “Alfred Stieglitz, Pictorial Photographer,” The International Studio 44 (August 1911): unpaginated (ill., Fifth Avenue in Winter)


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. 266.

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