New York by Helen Levitt (c. 1940)

The photograph titled “New York” was captured by the artist Helen Levitt around 1940. The monochrome image depicts an urban scene, with a central focus on an individual who appears to be a woman engaged in an activity on the street. This person is dressed in dark clothing and is bending over, appearing to either be examining something on the ground or possibly drawing or writing. The setting is a broad city street with buildings visible in the distance and the sidewalks flanked by trees. There are other indistinct figures in the background, suggesting a busy, populated area. The photograph offers a glimpse into a bygone era of New York City, characterized by the clothing of the pedestrian and the classic architectural style of the buildings.

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