As Berenice Abbott made this picture of a once-famous Greenwich Village eatery, a lone man taking an early morning walk or perhaps going to work paused in front of the four-story structure. While the restaurant's grand facade remains imposing, the stained pillars and bricks and crumpled awning inform pedestrians and potential customers that the establishment is not as impressive as it had originally been.


  • Title: Mori's Restaurant
  • Creator: Berenice Abbott
  • Date Created: November 21, 1935
  • Physical Dimensions: 24.6 × 19.4 cm (9 11/16 × 7 5/8 in.)
  • Type: Print
  • External Link: Find out more about this object on the Museum website.
  • Medium: Gelatin silver print
  • Terms of Use: Open Content
  • Number: 84.XM.222.6
  • Culture: American
  • Credit Line: The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
  • Creator Display Name: Berenice Abbott (American, 1898 - 1991)
  • Classification: Photographs (Visual Works)

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