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.