Image: 8.7 x 11 cm (3 7/16 x 4 5/16 in.); Paper: 8.7 x 11 cm (3 7/16 x 4 5/16 in.); Primary mount: 9.2 x 11.6 cm (3 5/8 x 4 9/16 in.); Secondary mount: 10.5 x 12.7 cm (4 1/8 x 5 in.)
Gift of Diann G. Mann and Thomas A. Mann 2019.29
This elevated train station on the Sixth Avenue Line was demolished in 1939, replaced by an underground line.
A successful photographer, Struss was also an inventor and entrepeneur. He developed and manufactured the Struss pictorial lens, which allowed focus to be varied from a soft atmospheric quality to sharp focus. It may not be coincidental that this foggy cityscape evokes a film noir mood. Moving to Hollywood after World War I, Struss became an innovative cinematographer and won the first Academy Award given for that profession.
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