2. Cover Photo to MoMA’s “Guide to Modern Architecture” in 1939

Queensbridge Houses-MoMA Cover-Guide to Modern Architecture-Vernon Boulevard-1939-NYC-001Vernon Boulevard. Queensbridge Housing Project New York City Housing Project #N.Y. 5-2, exterior of first unit finished. By Wurts Bros. from Museum of the City of New York.

This photograph by the Wurts Bros. of the Queensbridge Houses, America’s largest public housing project at the time of its completion, was used as the cover of the 1939 Museum of Modern Art “Guide to Modern Architecture,” highlighting the connection between modern architecture and subsidized housing.