How things looked one wet night on the Bowery

A shapely woman holding (posing?) with an umbrella in front of a brightly lit store window. A statue outside a cigar store.

Car lights up ahead, under the hulking steel tracks of the elevated train, making the Bowery appear darker and more ominous than usual.

And in the background beyond the cigar store are at least two men, forced by the rain and probably circumstance into the shadows of New York’s most blighted skid row at the time.

This is how John Sloan saw the Bowery one wet night in 1911.

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  3. Lady G. Says:

    The men look like they’re feeling the raindrops, but they also look a little drunk. lol

  4. Sheryl H Says:

    maybe a holiday,,, the American flags are flying

  5. David H Lippman Says:

    That is one great painting.

  6. Mykola (Mick) Dementiuk Says:

    Was highlighted by blog https://thisisnthappiness.com/post/178849747684/the-naked-city

  7. R Lewis Says:

    I wish I knew the cross street. It could be outside my door, but probably more south, below Canal St. maybe? Either way – Great Pic!

    • ephemeralnewyork Says:

      I wish I knew too! But I think somewhere in the vast and illustrious stretch between Houston and Canal.

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