Berenice Abbott (1898–1991)

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BERENICE ABBOTT
Matinicus Island Breakwater, c. 1966
vintage silver gelatin photograph, 10 x 10 inches
$1800
BERENICE ABBOTT
Flats in Prospect Harbor, c. 1966
vintage silver gelatin photograph, 10 x 10 inches
$1800
BERENICE ABBOTT
Lady Helene in Camden Harbor, c. 1966
vintage silver gelatin photograph, 8 x 8 inches
$1400
BERENICE ABBOTT
Duck Decoys and Lobster Traps, c. 1966
vintage silver gelatin photograph, 8 x 8 inches
$950
BERENICE ABBOTT
Docks with Barrels, c. 1966
vintage silver gelatin photograph, 7 x 7 inches
$1200
BERENICE ABBOTT
Strip Fish (Salted Fish), c. 1966
vintage silver gelatin photograph, 10 x 10 inches
$1400
BERENICE ABBOTT
Prospect Harbor, Union Church, c. 1966
vintage silver gelatin photograph, 6 x 10 inches
$1800
BERENICE ABBOTT
Cedar Mountain, c. 1966
vintage silver gelatin photograph, 8 x 13 inches
$1000
BERENICE ABBOTT
Pejepscot Paper Co. Mill, Brunswick, c. 1966
vintage silver gelatin photograph, 7 x 7 inches
$1100
BERENICE ABBOTT
Bardahl, c. 1966
vintage silver gelatin photograph, 8 x 8 inches
$1200
BERENICE ABBOTT
Potato Pickers, c. 1966
vintage silver gelatin photograph, 7 x 7 inches
$1500
BERENICE ABBOTT
Potato Harvest, c. 1966
vintage silver gelatin photograph, 7 x 7 inches
$1400
BERENICE ABBOTT
Livingroom of a Greenville Resident, c. 1966
vintage silver gelatin photograph, 8 x 10 inches
$1000
BERENICE ABBOTT
Family Camp Near Greenville, c. 1966
vintage silver gelatin photograph, 8 x 8 inches
$1200
BERENICE ABBOTT
Down East Dory, c. 1966
vintage silver gelatin photograph, 8 x 8 inches
$1200
BERENICE ABBOTT
Driki, c. 1966
vintage silver gelatin photograph, 11 x 14 inches
$1400
BERENICE ABBOTT
Oxen Strength Contest, c. 1966
vintage silver gelatin photograph, 8 x 10 inches
$1200
BERENICE ABBOTT
Puddles in the Road (Matinicus), c. 1966
vintage silver gelatin photograph, 7 x 7 inches
SOLD
BERENICE ABBOTT
Cast Iron Fireplace, c. 1966
vintage silver gelatin photograph, 8 x 10 inches
$800
BERENICE ABBOTT
Burnt Mountain, c. 1966
vintage silver gelatin photograph, 7 x 9 inches
$950
BERENICE ABBOTT
Harriet Beacher Stowe House, Brunswick, c. 1966
vintage silver gelatin photograph, 8 x 10 inches
$1400
BERENICE ABBOTT
Jim French and Other Signs, c. 1966
vintage silver gelatin photograph, 8 x 10 inches
$800
BERENICE ABBOTT
Hikers Near Greenville, c. 1966
vintage silver gelatin photograph, 8 x 8 inches
$1200
BERENICE ABBOTT
Jones Inn and High Street, c. 1966
vintage silver gelatin photograph, 7 x 7 inches
$1200
BERENICE ABBOTT
Jones Inn, c. 1966
vintage silver gelatin photograph, 7 x 8 inches
$1200
BERENICE ABBOTT
Lane Brook in Pittston Academy Township, c. 1966
vintage silver gelatin photograph, 8 x 8 inches
$1200
BERENICE ABBOTT
Nickels-Sortwell House, Wiscasset, c. 1966
vintage silver gelatin photograph, 10 x 8 inches
$1100
BERENICE ABBOTT
Ballot Clerks Check a Voter's Name, c. 1966
vintage silver gelatin photograph, 8 x 8 inches
$800
BERENICE ABBOTT
Ice Fishing, c. 1966
vintage silver gelatin photograph, 8 x 10 inches
$1100
BERENICE ABBOTT
Close Up of Ice Fishing, c. 1966
vintage silver gelatin photograph, 8 x 10 inches
$1600
BERENICE ABBOTT
Official Residence of the President of Bowdoin College, c. 1966
vintage silver gelatin photograph, 8 x 10 inches
$1200
BERENICE ABBOTT
76 Federal Street, Brunswick, c. 1966
vintage silver gelatin photograph, 8 x 8 inches
$1100
BERENICE ABBOTT
Old Fire House in Damariscotta, c. 1966
vintage silver gelatin photograph, 10 x 8 inches
$1400
BERENICE ABBOTT
Herring Nets, c. 1966
vintage silver gelatin photograph, 7 x 7 inches
$1100
BERENICE ABBOTT
The Mary A. Takes Supplies and Passengers, c. 1966
vintage silver gelatin photograph, 7 x 7 inches
$1200
BERENICE ABBOTT
Pumpkins on the Porch, c. 1966
vintage silver gelatin photograph, 8 x 8 inches
$1000
BERENICE ABBOTT
Rocks as Big as Houses, Route 9 Between Aurora and Beddington, c. 1966
vintage silver gelatin photograph, 8 x 8 inches
$1300
BERENICE ABBOTT
Typical Northern Maine, c. 1966
vintage silver gelatin photograph, 8 x 10 inches
$1250
BERENICE ABBOTT
Captain Young of the Mary A., c. 1966
vintage silver gelatin photograph, 8 x 10 inches
$800
BERENICE ABBOTT
Whimsical Birdhouse, c. 1966
vintage silver gelatin photograph, 8 x 10 inches
$1200
BERENICE ABBOTT Matinicus Island Breakwater, c. 1966 vintage silver gelatin photograph, 10 x 10 inches $1800
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BERENICE ABBOTT Flats in Prospect Harbor, c. 1966 vintage silver gelatin photograph, 10 x 10 inches $1800
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BERENICE ABBOTT Lady Helene in Camden Harbor, c. 1966 vintage silver gelatin photograph, 8 x 8 inches $1400
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BERENICE ABBOTT Duck Decoys and Lobster Traps, c. 1966 vintage silver gelatin photograph, 8 x 8 inches $950
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BERENICE ABBOTT Docks with Barrels, c. 1966 vintage silver gelatin photograph, 7 x 7 inches $1200
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BERENICE ABBOTT Strip Fish (Salted Fish), c. 1966 vintage silver gelatin photograph, 10 x 10 inches $1400
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BERENICE ABBOTT Prospect Harbor, Union Church, c. 1966 vintage silver gelatin photograph, 6 x 10 inches $1800
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BERENICE ABBOTT Cedar Mountain, c. 1966 vintage silver gelatin photograph, 8 x 13 inches $1000
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BERENICE ABBOTT Pejepscot Paper Co. Mill, Brunswick, c. 1966 vintage silver gelatin photograph, 7 x 7 inches $1100
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BERENICE ABBOTT Bardahl, c. 1966 vintage silver gelatin photograph, 8 x 8 inches $1200
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BERENICE ABBOTT Potato Pickers, c. 1966 vintage silver gelatin photograph, 7 x 7 inches $1500
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BERENICE ABBOTT Potato Harvest, c. 1966 vintage silver gelatin photograph, 7 x 7 inches $1400
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BERENICE ABBOTT Livingroom of a Greenville Resident, c. 1966 vintage silver gelatin photograph, 8 x 10 inches $1000
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BERENICE ABBOTT Family Camp Near Greenville, c. 1966 vintage silver gelatin photograph, 8 x 8 inches $1200
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BERENICE ABBOTT Down East Dory, c. 1966 vintage silver gelatin photograph, 8 x 8 inches $1200
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BERENICE ABBOTT Driki, c. 1966 vintage silver gelatin photograph, 11 x 14 inches $1400
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BERENICE ABBOTT Oxen Strength Contest, c. 1966 vintage silver gelatin photograph, 8 x 10 inches $1200
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BERENICE ABBOTT Puddles in the Road (Matinicus), c. 1966 vintage silver gelatin photograph, 7 x 7 inches SOLD
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BERENICE ABBOTT Cast Iron Fireplace, c. 1966 vintage silver gelatin photograph, 8 x 10 inches $800
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BERENICE ABBOTT Burnt Mountain, c. 1966 vintage silver gelatin photograph, 7 x 9 inches $950
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BERENICE ABBOTT Harriet Beacher Stowe House, Brunswick, c. 1966 vintage silver gelatin photograph, 8 x 10 inches $1400
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BERENICE ABBOTT Jim French and Other Signs, c. 1966 vintage silver gelatin photograph, 8 x 10 inches $800
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BERENICE ABBOTT Hikers Near Greenville, c. 1966 vintage silver gelatin photograph, 8 x 8 inches $1200
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BERENICE ABBOTT Jones Inn and High Street, c. 1966 vintage silver gelatin photograph, 7 x 7 inches $1200
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BERENICE ABBOTT Jones Inn, c. 1966 vintage silver gelatin photograph, 7 x 8 inches $1200
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BERENICE ABBOTT Lane Brook in Pittston Academy Township, c. 1966 vintage silver gelatin photograph, 8 x 8 inches $1200
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BERENICE ABBOTT Nickels-Sortwell House, Wiscasset, c. 1966 vintage silver gelatin photograph, 10 x 8 inches $1100
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BERENICE ABBOTT Ballot Clerks Check a Voter's Name, c. 1966 vintage silver gelatin photograph, 8 x 8 inches $800
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BERENICE ABBOTT Ice Fishing, c. 1966 vintage silver gelatin photograph, 8 x 10 inches $1100
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BERENICE ABBOTT Close Up of Ice Fishing, c. 1966 vintage silver gelatin photograph, 8 x 10 inches $1600
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BERENICE ABBOTT Official Residence of the President of Bowdoin College, c. 1966 vintage silver gelatin photograph, 8 x 10 inches $1200
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BERENICE ABBOTT 76 Federal Street, Brunswick, c. 1966 vintage silver gelatin photograph, 8 x 8 inches $1100
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BERENICE ABBOTT Old Fire House in Damariscotta, c. 1966 vintage silver gelatin photograph, 10 x 8 inches $1400
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BERENICE ABBOTT Herring Nets, c. 1966 vintage silver gelatin photograph, 7 x 7 inches $1100
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BERENICE ABBOTT The Mary A. Takes Supplies and Passengers, c. 1966 vintage silver gelatin photograph, 7 x 7 inches $1200
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BERENICE ABBOTT Pumpkins on the Porch, c. 1966 vintage silver gelatin photograph, 8 x 8 inches $1000
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BERENICE ABBOTT Rocks as Big as Houses, Route 9 Between Aurora and Beddington, c. 1966 vintage silver gelatin photograph, 8 x 8 inches $1300
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BERENICE ABBOTT Typical Northern Maine, c. 1966 vintage silver gelatin photograph, 8 x 10 inches $1250
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BERENICE ABBOTT Captain Young of the Mary A., c. 1966 vintage silver gelatin photograph, 8 x 10 inches $800
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BERENICE ABBOTT Whimsical Birdhouse, c. 1966 vintage silver gelatin photograph, 8 x 10 inches $1200
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Berenice Abbott (1898–1991) Biography

Berenice Abbott (1898—1991) was an American photographer best known for her black-and-white photography of New York City architecture and urban design of the 1930s.

She was born in Springford, Ohio, in 1898. After graduating from Ohio State University she moved to New York to study journalism, but eventually decided on sculpture and painting.

In 1921 she moved to Paris to study with sculptor Emile Bourdelle. In Paris she became an assistant to Man Ray and Eugène Atget. In 1925, Abbott set up her own studio and made portraits of Parisian expatriates, artists, writers, and collectors. Her first exhibition was held at the Au Sacre du Printemps Gallery in 1926.

Abbott returned to the United States in 1929 and embarked on a project to photograph New York. She photographed New York’s neighborhoods for the Works Progress Administration (WPA) and its Federal Art Project, documenting its changing architecture; many of the photographs were published in Changing New York (1939).

Abbott was part of the straight photography movement, which stressed the importance of photographs being unmanipulated in both subject matter and developing processes. Throughout her career, Abbott’s photography was very much a display of the rise in development in technology and society. Her works documented and praised the New York landscape. This was all guided by her belief that a modern day invention such as the camera deserved to document the 20th century.

Abbott’s photographs of New York appeared in the exhibition, Changing New York, at the Museum of the City in 1937. A book, Changing New York, was published in 1939. She is also published in a Guide to Better Photography (1941). Her last book was A Portrait of Maine (1968). Berenice Abbott died in Monson, Maine, in 1991.