Zito's Bakery, 259 Bleecker Street

Berenice Abbott1937

The Jewish Museum, New York

The Jewish Museum, New York

The influence of the French documentary photographer Eugčne Atget may be seen in this image of Zito�s, the famous Italian bakery in Greenwich Village, one of many storefronts that Abbott photographed in the late 1930s. Sponsored by the Federal Art Project, a New Deal program, she produced over three hundred documents of New York�s urban landscape. Her project culminated in the book Changing New York, which was published to coincide with the 1939 New York World�s Fair. Zito�s closed in 2004.

Source: The Jewish Museum, New York, 2011.

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  • Title: Zito's Bakery, 259 Bleecker Street
  • Creator: Berenice Abbott
  • Date Created: 1937
  • Location: New York, United States
  • Place Part Of: United States
  • Physical Dimensions: w192 x h248 cm
  • Credit Line: Purchase: Mimi and Barry J. Alperin Fund, 2008-38
  • Type: Photographs
  • Rights: Digital image © 2010 The Jewish Museum, New York. Photo by Ardon Bar Hama, http://www.thejewishmuseum.org/researchimagerequests
  • Medium: Gelatin silver print


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