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Image of New York Skyscrapers

Anne Goldthwaite (aka Anne Wilson Goldthwaite)
American, 1869–1944

New York Skyscrapers

about 1915

Object Type: Print
Creation Place: North America, American, Alabama
8 13/16 in. x 9 7/8 in. (22.38 cm x 25.08 cm)
Medium and Support: Etching and drypoint on paper
Accession Number: 1982.0016.0144

Credit Line: Gift of Adelyn D. Breeskin

The receding skyline towers over the storefronts and tenements of Lower Manhattan’s established ethnic neighborhoods. The abrupt transition between old and new, while picturesque, serves as a reminder of the evolution of the city and the growing separation between the working poor and the affluent business owners who sponsored the construction of the skyscrapers that would soon dominate the landscape.
SM 4/20/09

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