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Pennsylvania Station
  • Hampton F. Shirer
    1894–1977
    died: Topeka, Kansas, United States
  • Pennsylvania Station, 1916
  • Where object was made: United States
  • gelatin silver print
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 32.4 x 25.4 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 12 3/4 x 10 in
    Mat Dimensions: 25 x 20 in
  • Gift of Hampton F. Shirer
  • Not on display
  • 1972.0301
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Black-and-white image of the interior of a train station (identified as Pennsylvania Station). There is a lightpost in the bottom left quadrant of the image, with several large, round lightbulbs. There is a large staircase in the right side of the middle ground, leading through a large archway. There are two large pillars against the wall, in the center and left side of the image. Light is visible through a high, arched window in the top left corner of the image. There are figures walking in all directions, some are blurred by movement. There is a thin, white border around the image and inscriptions in the bottom left and right corners.