The Original Gallery

The purchase of the building on 10th Street in Manhattan marked the beginning of a period of stability for the organization’s programming. For 29 years before this, various locations had to be rented for all Pen and Brush activities, including meetings and exhibitions. The image shown here of the building shortly after its purchase was taken – fittingly – by Jessie Tarbox Beals, the first published female photojournalist in the United States.