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The Urban Scene: 1920–1950

John Taylor Arms, West Forty-Second Street, Night, (New York), 1922, aquatint and etching on yellow laid paper, National Gallery of Art, Washington, Donald and Nancy deLaski Fund, 2010

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Mabel Dwight, The Clinch, 1928, lithograph, National Gallery of Art, Washington, Reba and Dave Williams Collection, Gift of Reba and Dave Williams, 2008

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Martin Lewis, Quarter of Nine – Saturday’s Children, (New York), 1929, drypoint, National Gallery of Art, Washington, Gift of Addie Burr Clark, 1946

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Louis Lozowick, Allen Street, (New York), 1929, lithograph, National Gallery of Art, Washington, Gift of Jacob Kainen, 2002

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Martin Lewis, Building a Babylon, Tudor City, N.Y.C., 1929, etching and drypoint, Naitonal Gallery of Art, Washington, Gift of Bob Stana and Tom Judy, 2016

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Thomas Nason, Louisburg Square, (Boston), 1930, wood engraving, National Gallery of Art, Washington, Reba and Dave Williams Collection, Gift of Reba and Dave Williams, 2008

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Clare Leighton, Breadline, New York, 1931, wood engraving, National Gallery of Art, Washington, Reba and Dave Williams Collection, Gift of Reba and Dave Williams, 2008

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Reginald Marsh, Tattoo - Shave - Haircut, (New York), 1932, etching and engraving, National Gallery of Art, Washington, Corcoran Collection (Gift of Olga Hirshhorn), 2015

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Gerald Geerlings, Civic Insomnia (New York), 1932, aquatint, National Gallery of Art, Washington, Reba and Dave Williams Collection, Gift of Reba and Dave Williams, 2008

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Armin Landeck, View of New York, 1932, lithograph, National Gallery of Art, Washington, Reba and Dave Williams Collection, Gift of Reba and Dave Williams, 2008

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Asa Cheffetz, Monday (The American Scene), (Holyoke, Massachusetts), c. 1932, wood engraving, National Gallery of Art, Washington, Gift of Bob Stana and Tom Judy, 2016

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Gerald Geerlings, Grand Canal, America, (Chicago), 1933, drypoint, National Gallery of Art, Washington, Reba and Dave Williams Collection, Gift of Reba and Dave Williams, 2008

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Victoria Hutson Huntley, Lower New York, 1934, lithograph, National Gallery of Art, Washington, Gift of Bob Stana and Tom Judy, 2015

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Isac Friedlander, 3 A.M., (New York), 1934, etching, National Gallery of Art, Washington, Rosenwald Collection, 1943

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Paul Cadmus, Shore Leave, (New York), 1935, etching, National Gallery of Art, Washington, Reba and Dave Williams Collection, Florian Carr Fund and Gift of the Print Research Foundation, 2008

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Millard Sheets, Family Flats, (Los Angeles), 1935, lithograph, National Gallery of Art, Washington, Reba and Dave Williams Collection, Gift of Reba and Dave Williams, 2008

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Benton Spruance, The People Work - Evening, (Philadelphia), 1937, lithograph, National Gallery of Art, Washington, Rosenwald Collection, 1943

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Howard Cook, Looking up Broadway, (New York), 1937, lithograph, National Gallery of Art, Washington, Reba and Dave Williams Collection, Gift of Reba and Dave Williams, 2008

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Lawrence Kupferman, Victorian Mansion, (Boston), 1938, drypoint, National Gallery of Art, Washington, Reba and Dave Williams Collection, Gift of Reba and Dave Williams, 2008

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Samuel L. Margolies, Men of Steel, (New York), c. 1939, drypoint, National Gallery of Art, Washington, Reba and Dave Williams Collection, Gift of Reba and Dave Williams, 2008

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Edward Arthur Wilson, Untitled (Laying Pipe in New York City), 1941, lithograph, National Gallery of Art, Washington, Reba and Dave Williams Collection, Gift of Reba and Dave Williams, 2008

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Reynold Weidenaar, Locomotive Shops, (Grand Rapids, Michigan), 1947, etching and aquatint, National Gallery of Art, Washington, Corcoran Collection (Bequest of Frank B. Bristow), 2015

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Martin Lewis, Yorkville Night, (New York), 1947, drypoint, National Gallery of Art, Washington, Corcoran Collection (Bequest of Frank B. Bristow), 2015

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Stow Wengenroth, Quiet Hour, (New York), 1947, lithograph, National Gallery of Art, Washington, Corcoran Collection (Bequest of Frank B. Bristow), 2015

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Robert Riggs, Germantown & Chelten, (Philadelphia), c. 1950, lithograph, National Gallery of Art, Washington, Reba and Dave Williams Collection, Florian Carr Fund and Gift of the Print Research Foundation, 2008

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