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Sarah Greenough, “Alfred Stieglitz/The Rag Picker/1892/1893, printed 1929/1934,” Alfred Stieglitz Key Set, NGA Online Editions, https://purl.org/nga/collection/artobject/35234 (accessed November 15, 2019).

 

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Key Set Entry

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Remarks

This photograph was made on Centre Street just north of where it intersects with Worth Street in the Five Points neighborhood of lower Manhattan. The New York World Building, then the city's tallest skyscraper, is visible in the background.

Other Collections

A print corresponding with this photograph can also be found in the following collection(s):

Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1997-146-99 (inscribed: The Ragpicker—Centre St. / N.Y. 1892 / Alfred Stieglitz / 1936)

Location unknown [platinum]

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): 269 (ill., Prosperity)

Twice a Year 1 (Fall–Winter 1938): 96 (ill., The Ragpicker: New York, 1892)

Inscription

by Georgia O'Keeffe, on mount, lower left verso, in graphite: 125E

Provenance

Georgia O'Keeffe; gift to NGA, 1949.

Associated Names
O'Keeffe, Georgia
Exhibition History
1983
Photographs by Alfred Stieglitz, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, February 3–May 8, 1983; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, June 17–August 14, 1983; The Art Institute of Chicago, October 18, 1983–January 3, 1984
Bibliography
1983
Greenough, Sarah, and Juan Hamilton. Alfred Stieglitz: Photographs and Writings. Washington, 1983: no. 24.
2002
Greenough, Sarah. Alfred Stieglitz: The Key Set: The Alfred Stieglitz Collection of Photographs. Washington, 2002: vol. 1, cat. 76.
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