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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, https://purl.org/nga/collection/artobject/204687 (accessed August 06, 2020).

 

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Key Set Entry

Related Key Set Photographs

  • Alfred Stieglitz
    The Railroad Yard, Winter
    1903, printed in or before 1909
    photogravure
    Key Set Number 285
    same negative
  • Alfred Stieglitz (editor/publisher) after Various Artists
    Alfred Stieglitz
    In the New York Central Yards
    1903, printed 1911
    photogravure
    Key Set Number 286
    same negative

Remarks

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)

Note

Image courtesy of the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Provenance

Georgia O'Keeffe; gift to NGA, 1949.

Associated Names
O'Keeffe, Georgia
Bibliography
2002
Greenough, Sarah. Alfred Stieglitz: The Key Set: The Alfred Stieglitz Collection of Photographs. Washington, 2002: vol. 1, cat. 284.
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