Title: Dollars & Change: Economics in Context

Photographer: Berenice Abbott
Author: Louis Putterman
Publisher: Yale University Press
Designer: not listed


Image Title: Hot Dog Stand, West and North Moore Streets April 8th, 1936
Photo Genre: Documentry
Book Genre: Economics

Berenice Abbott's Hot Dog Stand, from her book 'Changing New York',  serves as a playful, tongue-in-cheek

metaphor for Louis Putterman's user-friendly overview of the theory and history of modern economics.
While living in Paris, Abbott befriended the great documentarian Eugene Atget and, upon his death in 1927, helped rescue his photographic archive from history's dustbin. 'Changing New York' is evidence of Abbott's profound debt to Atget's influence. 
Compare Abbott's image on this book cover with Atget's Organ Grinder of 30 years earlier (click 'Point of Interest' at right).