Drugstore Photographs, Or, A Trip Along the Yangtze River, 1999, by Dylan Stone

Collection Data

The Dylan Stone lower Manhattan block-by-block photograph collection consists of 26,000 color snapshot photographs taken in 1999 by the conceptual artist and photographer. These images, which record the streetscape, block by block, of Manhattan south of Canal Street, have been arranged by neighborhood and block. Neighborhoods and streets covered include Battery Park City, the Bowery, Chinatown, the Financial District, Little Italy, the Lower East Side, Soho, and Tribeca. The physical collection also consists of wooden cabinets, archival boxes, Manhattan map segments, and acrylic paint. Stone created the project to explore the intersection of art and documentation in an archive, and to show the transience of New York's urban landscape. His ultimate goal had been to photograph the entire island of Manhattan, but he suspended work on the project after completing only the area of lower Manhattan.
Stone, Dylan, 1967- (Photographer)
Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1999
Place: New York, NY.
Library locations
The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Photography Collection
New York (N.Y.)
Streets -- New York (State) -- New York
Manhattan (New York, N.Y.)
Street photography
Type of Resource
Still image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b16736556
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 80fa1460-c52f-012f-be77-58d385a7bc34
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