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Florine Stettheimer's studio on West 40th Street, overlooking Bryant Park.

Florine Stettheimer's studio on West Street, overlooking Bryant Park. Courtesy Florine Stettheimer Papers, Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University

Highline - West 16th Street, 1950's. Photo by Ed Doyle.t pretty sure they named it something else!

Historical High Line images before it was reconstructed into a sprawling elevated park.

NYC HELLS KITCHEN A young boy makes a chalk drawing on the sidewalk in front of a tenement house on West. 36th Street, around the corner from the newly opened Hell's Kitchen Art Gallery, in New York City, May 12, 1948. Looking on are neighborhood boys and girls; the iceman, carrying a block of ice in a bucket; and two women leaning out of their apartment window.

A young boy makes a chalk drawing on the sidewalk in front of a tenement house on Street, NYC, May 1948

A two-horse street cleaner, NYC, 1905.

Post with 16293 views. An important job in the horse drawn era. a street cleaner, NYC

New York. The Death of the Second Madison Square Garden, 26th Street Between Park and Madison Avenues, 1925.

New York: Demolition of Stanford White's Madison Square Garden, 1925 This was the second Madison Square Gardens, where Stanford was shot and murdered on the roof gardens.

New York City Central Park photo of Lovers Lane in 1896.    PHOTOGRAPHER / CREDIT: unknown  DATE: November 23, 1896

Buy the Lovers Lane Central Park New York City 1896 Photo Print for sale at The McMahan Photo Art Gallery and Archive.

Niki de Saint Phalle at work

ce-sac-contient: “ Ad Petersen - Niki de Saint Phalle at work in front of her studio, nearby Soisy-sur-Ecole, 1967 Museum Tinguely, Basel ”

AT A TIME WHEN MOST ARTISTS are in the sunset of their careers, Alma Thomas (1891-1978) was on the rise. She was recognized for her expressive abstract paintings, her exuberant use of color and the technical acumen with which she executed patterns. In 1972, the 1st woman to earn an art degree from Howard became the first African American woman to have a solo exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York.

Alma Thomas: painter, Washington DC junior high art teacher, participant in the March on Washington, wearer of bold prints, and the first African American woman to have a solo exhibit at the Whitney Museum.

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