The Coming of the Modern Era - Prints by American Artists [click on any image to begin slideshow]

As industrialization and the modern age swept across America it brought significant change in how we lived our lives. Numerous American print makers depicted the changes they encountered in their everyday lives. This museum ready exhibition is available at no charge. A catalogue with important essays accompanies these works. The topics range from old versus new, social commentary and progress - especially as embodied in the Century of Progress World's Fair.

Carl Hoeckner (1883-1972)
Carl Hoeckner (1883-1972)

Must

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Childe Hassam (1859-1935)
Childe Hassam (1859-1935)

Avenue of the Allies

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Earl Horter (1881-1940)
Earl Horter (1881-1940)

Demolition

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Joseph Margulies (1896-1984)
Joseph Margulies (1896-1984)

The Last of N.Y. Ghetto or Passing of the East Side or East Side Park

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William Abbe (1916-1983)
William Abbe (1916-1983)

Urban Demolition

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William McNulty (1884-1963)
William McNulty (1884-1963)

Demolishing old Madison Square Garden

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Edward Wilson (1886-1970)
Edward Wilson (1886-1970)

Laying the Pipeline

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Louis Lozowick (1892-1973)
Louis Lozowick (1892-1973)

Birth of a Skyscraper

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Otto Kuhler (1894-1977)
Otto Kuhler (1894-1977)

The Riveters The scene depicted is the construction of the George Washington Bridge in New york. "Not far from where we lived, the great new George Washington Bridge across the Hudson to the New Jersey shore was slowly taking shape... This was steel at its very best, and I could not resist the opportunity of recording the bridge at its various stages of construction in a series of etching plates."

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Samuel Margolies (1897-1974)
Samuel Margolies (1897-1974)

Men of Steel

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Gerald Geerlings (1897-1998)
Gerald Geerlings (1897-1998)

Perugia [West 32nd Street, New York]

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Samuel Chamberlain (1895-1975)
Samuel Chamberlain (1895-1975)

Soaring Steel [Building of the Civic Opera House, Chicago]

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Gerald Geerlings (1897-1998)
Gerald Geerlings (1897-1998)

Santa Cinema (1501 Broadway under construction)

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Gerald Geerlings (1897-1998)
Gerald Geerlings (1897-1998)

Olympus

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Joseph Pennell  (1857-1926)
Joseph Pennell (1857-1926)

The Biggest of All, AT&T Building

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Otto Kuhler (1894-1977)
Otto Kuhler (1894-1977)

Pretty Boy Dam Under Construction

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Otto Kuhler (1894-1977)
Otto Kuhler (1894-1977)

Man Made Canyon

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Louis Lozowick (1892-1973)
Louis Lozowick (1892-1973)

Hudson Bridge

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William Woollett (1901-1988)
William Woollett (1901-1988)

Hoover Dam Project: Arizona End of Suspension Bridge

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William Woollett (1901-1988)
William Woollett (1901-1988)

Portal No. 1 Before Flood, looking down-river [Hoover-Dam project]

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B. J. O. Nordfeldt (1878-1955)
B. J. O. Nordfeldt (1878-1955)

City Hall Square

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John Taylor Arms (1887-1953)
John Taylor Arms (1887-1953)

An American Cathedral

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Elias Grossman (1898-1947)
Elias Grossman (1898-1947)

Pyramids of New York

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William Schwartz (1896-1977)
William Schwartz (1896-1977)

Metropolis

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Beulah Stevenson (1890-1965)
Beulah Stevenson (1890-1965)

St. Paul's Chapel

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Samuel Chamberlain (1895-1975)
Samuel Chamberlain (1895-1975)

Manhattan Old and New

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Bernhard Gutmann  (1869-1936)
Bernhard Gutmann (1869-1936)

Extremes Meet, NYC

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Harry Sternberg (1904-2001)
Harry Sternberg (1904-2001)

Locomotives [The Vanishing Giant]

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George Canning Wales (1868-1940)
George Canning Wales (1868-1940)

Good bye - Fare ye well

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Otto Kuhler (1894-1977)
Otto Kuhler (1894-1977)

Queen of the Clouds (Graf Zeppelin over the Atlantic Ocean)

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Reginald Marsh (1898-1954)
Reginald Marsh (1898-1954)

Pennsylvania Rairlroad Loco Waiting to be Junked

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Mabel Dwight  (1876-1955)
Mabel Dwight (1876-1955)

Clubhouse, Colonial Dames

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Lawrence Kupferman (1909-1982)
Lawrence Kupferman (1909-1982)

Victorian Mansion--The Clear, Clear Light

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Gerald Geerlings (1897-1998)
Gerald Geerlings (1897-1998)

The Rising Generation

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John Sloan (1871-1951)
John Sloan (1871-1951)

Fashions of the Past

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Mabel Dwight (1876-1955)
Mabel Dwight (1876-1955)

Mechano Marvel of the Age

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Letterio Calapai (1902-1993)
Letterio Calapai (1902-1993)

Underground

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Louis Lozowick (1892-1973)
Louis Lozowick (1892-1973)

Sentinel

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Minna Citron (1896–1991)
Minna Citron (1896–1991)

The Magic Box

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Prentiss Taylor (1907-1991)
Prentiss Taylor (1907-1991)

Connecticut Light and Power

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