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Alfred Stieglitz Collection, Co-owned by Fisk University, Nashville, Tennessee, and Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas. Photography by Edward C. Robison III.
Title:

The Terminal


Artist: Alfred Stieglitz (1864 - 1946)
Date: 1892, printed before 1913
Dimensions:
10 x 13 1/8 in. (25.4 x 33.3 cm)
Framed: 16 3/4 x 20 3/4 x 1 1/8 in. (42.5 x 52.7 x 2.9 cm)
Medium: Photogravure
Credit Line: Alfred Stieglitz Collection, Co-owned by Fisk University, Nashville, Tennessee, and Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas
Inscriptions: l.l., in margin, in pencil: The Terminal – New York / 18922" [sic]
Signed: l.r., in margin, in pencil: Alfred Stieglitz
Not on View
DescriptionHand-printed, large-format photogravure
Accession Number: ASC.2012.82
ProvenanceArtist; by bequest to Georgia O’Keeffe (Artist’s wife), New York, NY, 1946; to Fisk University, Nashville, TN, 1949; to Fisk University, Nashville, TN, and Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, AR, as co-owners, 2012
Label TextTraditionally trained with a bulky, large-format camera that required a tripod for stabilization, The Terminal was one of Stieglitz’s first photographs using a portable, hand-held Graflex camera, borrowed from friend and fellow photographer William B. Post. The negatives he was able to produce, regardless of the relatively slow plates, were enough to convince Stieglitz of the benefits provided by the camera. Soon after, he purchased his own Graflex and used it for the majority of his career, notably to produce his Equivalents.
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