Item #4718 Picturesque New York Calendar for 1949. Fred Stein.

Picturesque New York Calendar for 1949

New York: Lumen Publishers, 1949. Second edition. Comb binding with dust jacket. Item #4718

Quarto (7 1/2 x 9 1/4 in). Near Fine: slightly worn crown, small tear on one page inside; otherwise the piece is clean.

This calendar features 61 photographs by Fred Stein with captions written by Max S. Scheidt. Fred Stein was a pioneer in street photography, in 1933 he fled from Germany to France for his anti-Nazi work. In Paris, he began shooting city life, becoming acquaintances with European leaders at the time such as Albert Einstein and Salvador Dalí. In 1941, Stein and his family immigrated to New York City. Right after the second World War, Fred Stein was embarking a new era in the United States; a time of optimism and opportunity. Stein was interested in the diverse culture in the city and he explored every part of the city, from Spanish Harlem to the South Street Seaport, with his Leica camera in hand at all times. This calendar is a phenomenal documentation of New York City, pre-industrialization.

The calendar also features annotations written in Swedish with both pen and pencil in a couple of pages.