Pier 56

Berenice Abbott, American, 1898 - 1991


about 1935-1938

Gelatin silver print

Overall: 7 15/16 × 6 15/16 in. (20.2 × 17.6 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Purchased through the Adelbert Ames Fine Arts Awards Fund

© Berenice Abbott/Commerce Graphics



Place Made: United States, North America


20th century

Object Name


Research Area


Not on view


Signed, on reverse, in graphite, lower center: Berenice Abbott; inscribed, on reverse, in graphite, lower left: Cunard White Star Pier / 4322.1; Stamped, on reverse, in red ink, at center: BERENICE ABBOTT / PHOTOGRAPH / 50 COMMERCE STREET / NEW YORK 14, N.Y.

Course History

ARTH 48.02, History of Photography, Katie Hornstein, Winter 2020

Exhibition History

Berenice Abbott’s Changing New York, Israel Sack Gallery [American Works on Paper Wall], Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, July 16-November 10, 2013.


G. W. Einstein Company, Inc., New York, New York; sold to present collection, 2000.

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