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The Flatiron

A work made of gelatin silver print.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of gelatin silver print.

Date:

1903, printed 1920/39

Artist:

Alfred Stieglitz
American, 1864–1946

About this artwork

In an article in 1946, Stieglitz recalled photographing the newly erected Flatiron Building on the day of a great snowstorm. “I suddenly saw the Flat-Iron Building as I had never seen it before. It looked, from where I stood, as if it were moving toward me like the bow of a monster ocean steamer, a picture of the new America which was in the making.”

For more on the Alfred Stieglitz collection at the Art Institute, along with in-depth object information, please visit the website: The Alfred Stieglitz Collection.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Photography and Media

Artist

Alfred Stieglitz

Title

The Flatiron

Origin

United States

Date

Made 1903

Medium

Gelatin silver print

Inscriptions

Unmarked recto; inscribed verso, on second mount, upper left, in graphite: "1 [in rectangle]"; verso, on second mount, lower left, diagonally, in graphite: "9 [encircled]"; verso, on second mount, lower left, in graphite: "130 A"

Dimensions

12 × 8.4 cm (image/paper/first mount); 32 × 24.8 cm (second mount)

Credit Line

Alfred Stieglitz Collection

Reference Number

1949.707

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