Skip to Content
Reader Mode

Copy-and-paste citation text:

Sarah Greenough, “Alfred Stieglitz/The Rag Picker/1892/1893, printed 1929/1934,” Alfred Stieglitz Key Set, NGA Online Editions, (accessed December 01, 2022).

Export as PDF

Export from an object page includes entry, notes, images, and all menu items except overview and related contents.
Export from an artist page includes image if available, biography, notes, and bibliography.
Note: Exhibition history, provenance, and bibliography are subject to change as new information becomes available.


No archived versions currently available

You may download complete editions of this catalog from the catalog’s home page.

Key Set Entry

Related Key Set Photographs

  • Alfred Stieglitz (editor/publisher) after Various Artists
    Alfred Stieglitz
    The Asphalt Paver: New York
    1892/1893, printed 1913
    Key Set Number 74
  • Alfred Stieglitz
    The Asphalt Paver
    1892/1893, printed 1929/1932
    gelatin silver print
    Key Set Number 75
  • Alfred Stieglitz
    The Street Paver
    1893, printed 1929/1934
    gelatin silver print
    Key Set Number 77


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)


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


Georgia O'Keeffe; gift to NGA, 1949.

Associated Names
O'Keeffe, Georgia
Exhibition History
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
Greenough, Sarah, and Juan Hamilton. Alfred Stieglitz: Photographs and Writings. Washington, 1983: no. 24.
Greenough, Sarah. Alfred Stieglitz: The Key Set: The Alfred Stieglitz Collection of Photographs. Washington, 2002: vol. 1, cat. 76.
Related Content
  • Sort by:
  • Results layout: