The Skyline with Brooklyn Bridge, c. 1945
gelatin silver print, printed c. 1957 by Rolf Petersen
credited and titled on affixed Museum of Modern Art label with Museum publicity and reproduction limitation stamps (verso)
image: 10 3/4 x 13 1/2 in. (27.3 x 34.2 cm.)
sheet: 11 x 14 in. (28 x 35.7 cm.)

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The present lot is a print made for publicity related to the exhibition 70 Photographers Look at New York presented by The Museum of Modern Art 1957-1958. Throughout the history of the Museum’s Photography Department, primarily from the 1930s through the 1970s, photographers contributing works to exhibitions would oftentimes provide the Museum with multiple prints of the works selected for exhibition. These additional prints would be used for various exhibition-related affairs, most often for being sent to the press for publicity. Such prints were sometimes provided by the photographer or printed at the Museum from original negatives.

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