Metropolis: An American City in Photographs. Agnes Rogers, Frederick Lewis Allen.

Metropolis: An American City in Photographs

New York and London: Harper & Brothers, 1934. Second edition. In cloth with plastic dust cover. Item #4713

Folio (9 1/2 x 12 1/4 in). Near fine: front cover has mild tanning with small markings on the front free end paper and rubbed spine on edges; rest is clean and free of tears/soiling. 304 B&W photographs by Edward B. Weyer.

This book was one of the first to document urban life in New York City during the nineteen thirties. It is separated into chapters titled "Shopping", "Children in the City", "The Lunch Hour", etc. Each image is captioned with a brief explanation.

A superb representation of the many walks of life in New York City.

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