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Sarah Greenough, “Alfred Stieglitz/Snapshot—In the New York Central Yards/1903, printed 1907,” Alfred Stieglitz Key Set, NGA Online Editions, (accessed December 04, 2023).

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Key Set Entry

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This photograph of a train departing from Grand Central Terminal was probably made from the 48th Street footbridge, which crossed over the railroad yard.

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:

1906, New York, Photo-Secession (no. 71, as The Railroad Yard—Winter)
1907, New York (no. 79, as In the Grand Central Yards)
1908, New York (no. 109, as Central Yards)
1909, New York (no. 185, as The Railroad Yard—Winter, 1903)
1909, Dresden (no. 173, as The Railroad Hard [sic], Winter)
1910, Buffalo (no. 434, as Railroad Yard, Winter, New York, 1903, photogravure)
1913, New York (no. 15, as In the New York Central Yards, 1903)
1914, London, R.P.S. (no. 69, as N.Y. Central Yards—A Snapshot)
1921, New York (no. 18, as Railroad-Yard, N.Y., 1903)
1944, Philadelphia (no. 18, as In the N.Y. Central Yards, 1903, photogravure)

Lifetime Publications

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

Camera Work 20 (October 1907): pl. 3 (ill., Snapshot—In the New York Central Yards)

Charles Holme, ed., Color Photography and Other Recent Developments in the Art of the Camera (London, 1908): no. 101 (ill., In the New York Central YardsSnapshot)

Photograms of the Year (London, 1908): 113 (ill., In the New York Central Yards)

Camera Work 36 (October 1911): pl. 14 (ill., In the New York Central Yards, 1903)


Image courtesy of the Philadelphia Museum of Art


Georgia O'Keeffe; gift to NGA, 1949.

Associated Names

O'Keeffe, Georgia


Greenough, Sarah. Alfred Stieglitz: The Key Set: The Alfred Stieglitz Collection of Photographs. Washington, 2002: vol. 1, cat. 284.

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