Skip to Content
Admission is always free Directions
The Gallery is closed today
Reader Mode

Copy-and-paste citation text:

Sarah Greenough, “Alfred Stieglitz/From the Back-Window—291/1915,” Alfred Stieglitz Key Set, NGA Online Editions, (accessed June 06, 2020).


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


This photograph was made on April 3, 1915, when an improbable Easter weekend blizzard dropped more than ten inches of snow on New York.

Other Collections

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

The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1870.2001 (inscribed: From the Back Window at “291” / April 3–1915. / To Marie / from AS / Apr. 24–1916.)

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:

possibly 1921, New York (no. 45, as Buildings in Snow, 1915, from the series “From the Back-Window—291”)


by Alfred Stieglitz, on mount, lower center, in graphite: 1915 from Backwindow, 291 —; center left verso: 1915-1

by Georgia O'Keeffe, on mount, lower left verso, in graphite: 90 E

by later hand, on mount, upper left verso, in graphite: 1


Georgia O'Keeffe; gift to NGA, 1949.

Associated Names
O'Keeffe, Georgia
Exhibition History
Photographs by Alfred Stieglitz, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, March 16–April 27, 1958
Alfred Stieglitz: Known and Unknown, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, June 2–September 2, 2002; The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, October 6, 2002–January 5, 2003
Bry, Doris. Exhibition of Photographs by Alfred Stieglitz. Exh. cat. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1958: 20.
Greenough, Sarah. Alfred Stieglitz: The Key Set: The Alfred Stieglitz Collection of Photographs. Washington, 2002: vol. 1, cat. 420.
Related Content