New York: View of Manhatten from Ellis Island, Erich Salomon
Erich Salomon
New York: View of Manhatten from Ellis Island
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Erich Salomon

New York: View of Manhatten from Ellis Island, 1930


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22.5 x 28.6 cm
Physical Description
Gelatin silver print on baryta paper
Inventory Number
St.F.158
Acquisition
Acquired in 2011. Property of Städelscher Museums-Verein e.V.
Status
Not exhibited

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Self-taught Erich Salomon was known as the photographer of the famous and infamous of his time. His subjects were captured up close, directly, without a pose and often even unaware that they were having their picture taken. Within a few years, Salomon published hundreds of reports in German and international papers. On Ellis Island, the collection point for immigrants to the US, he took this shot of the New York skyline through a latticed window. Salomon, who was of Jewish descent, went into exile in Holland in 1933. He was murdered at Auschwitz in 1944.

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New York: View of Manhatten from Ellis Island
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Physical Description
Gelatin silver print on baryta paper
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Label at the Time of Manufacture
Rückseitig mit Stempel sowie mit Kugelschreiber „1930 / Sky Line N. Y. / from Ellis Island“, außerdem ein aufgeklebter Titel in Schreibmaschinenschrift „9. Blick von Ellis Island auf Manhattan. 1930. (Nr. 64)“

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© Städel Museum
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Acquired in 2011. Property of Städelscher Museums-Verein e.V.

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14.10.2019