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Lifetime Exhibitions Index

Alfred Stieglitz Lifetime Exhibition: 1937, New York

An American Place, “Beginnings and Landmarks: ‘291’ 1905–1917,” 27 October–27 December

Works Exhibited

16 Sun Rays, 1889 (later print)
17 Five Points, New York, 1893 (later print)
18 Hand of Man, 1902 (photogravure)
19 The Steerage, 1907 (photogravure)


Nos. 16–18 are depicted in installation photographs at YCAL

Select Reviews

Elizabeth McCausland, “Retrospective Show of Modernist Pioneers,” The Springfield Sunday Union and Republican (7 November 1937), section E, 6

Ralph Flint, “What Is ‘291’?” Christian Science Monitor Weekly Magazine (17 November 1937), 5

Robert M. Coates, “The Art Galleries: Picassos Everywhere—Stieglitziana,” The New Yorker 13:4 (20 November 1937), 89–90

  • Alfred Stieglitz
    Sun Rays—Paula, Berlin
    1889, printed 1916
    platinum print
    Key Set Number 60
  • Alfred Stieglitz
    Five Points, New York
    probably 1893, printed 1929/1932
    gelatin silver print
    Key Set Number 81
  • Alfred Stieglitz (editor/publisher) after Various Artists
    Alfred Stieglitz
    The Hand of Man
    1902, printed 1903
    Key Set Number 277
  • Alfred Stieglitz (editor/publisher) after Various Artists
    Alfred Stieglitz
    The Steerage
    1907, printed 1911
    Key Set Number 310