July 17, 1898. Berenice Abbott was born at Springfield, OH, and went on to become a pioneer of American photography. She is best remembered for her black-and-white photographs of New York City in the 1930s, many of which appeared in the book Changing New York. After publishing this collection, she began photographing scientific experiments that illustratedthe laws and processes of physics. She died at Monson, ME, Dec 11, 1991.
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