Thursday, February 19, 2009

Changing New York, 1935-1938

Photographer Berenice Abbott (1898-1991) proposed Changing New York, her grand project to document New York City, to the Federal Art Project (FAP) in 1935. The FAP was a Depression-era government program for unemployed artists and workers in related fields such as advertising, graphic design, illustration, photofinishing, and publishing.

These images are a selection of the library's holdings.

(via: NYPL flickr)