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Manhattan Lights
Chanin Building, completed 1929, New York

Martin Lewis, American (born Australia), 1881 - 1962. Printed by Charles S. White, American, active mid- 20th century.

Geography:
Made in United States, North and Central America

Date:
1931

Medium:
Drypoint

Dimensions:
Image: 15 7/8 x 9 1/2 inches (40.3 x 24.1 cm) Sheet: 18 7/8 x 12 3/8 inches (47.9 x 31.4 cm)

Curatorial Department:
Prints, Drawings, and Photographs

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:
1933-72-2073

Credit Line:
The William S. Pilling Collection, 1933

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Label:
The dramatically illuminated Chanin Building, completed in 1929, glows in the background of Martin Lewis's print, contrasting sharply with the everyday scene of a family in the foreground. While the parents talk, their curious daughter peers into the depths of a new skyscraper's foundation.