Ilse Bing

American, born Germany (Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 1899 - 1998, New York City, New York)

Empire State Building

photograph | gelatin silver print
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  • Empire State Building

    Ilse Bing, Empire State Building, 1936; gelatin silver print, 7 7/8 in. x 11 1/8 in. (20 cm x 28.26 cm); Collection SFMOMA, Bequest of Ilse Bing Wolff; © Estate of Ilse Bing

7 7/8 in. x 11 1/8 in. (20 cm x 28.26 cm)
Acquired 2001
Collection SFMOMA
Bequest of Ilse Bing Wolff
© Estate of Ilse Bing


cityscapes, skyscrapers, New York City, haze

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