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Sarah Greenough, “Alfred Stieglitz/The Steerage/1907, printed 1915,” Alfred Stieglitz Key Set, NGA Online Editions, (accessed January 20, 2022).

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Key Set Entry

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This gravure, published as an insert in the deluxe edition of the September–October 1915 issue of 291, was also available in a regular edition, printed on a moderately thick wove Japan paper.

For more information about this photograph, see Key Set number 310.

Stieglitz Collections

A corresponding print was given to the following institution(s) by Alfred Stieglitz during his lifetime, or was received or acquired from the estate:

The Art Institute of Chicago, 1949.847 (inscribed: Stieglitz—1907, “The Steerage”)

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 49.55.13

National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Ph-178

Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1949-18-50


by Alfred Stieglitz, lower left, in graphite: The Steerage 1907 / Alfred Stieglitz; on mount: lower left verso, on An American Place label, in black ink: The Steerage—1907 (original gravure) / by Alfred Stieglitz

by later hands, on mount, lower right, in graphite: Alfred Stieglitz / The Steerage / 1907 / (Large photogravure); lower center, in graphite: Bry # 125 D; lower right, in graphite: 14 x 10 7/8 / 3 / 3 1/2 6 / 20 1/2 x 16 7/8 / 067; lower left verso, in graphite: 125 D


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. 313.
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