17 April 1997,
New York, Park Avenue
Price realised USD 19,550
USD 15,000 - USD 20,000
LEWIS W. HINE (1874-1940)
Powerhouse Mechanic (c. 1924)
Gelatin silver print. 1930s. Signed in ink and Interpretive Photography stamp on the verso; collection stamp on the reverse of the mat. 9 3/8 x 6 5/8in. (23.9 x 16.8cm.) Framed.
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This scene was photographed in three different known versions with each negative bearing close resemblance to the other. Each portrays the mechanic in slightly different poses in relation to the capped turbine with which he is engaged. The exact date of the negative is not known - it has been variously dated from 1921 to 1925 in different sources.
Ex-Collection, Walter and Naomi Rosenblum
See: Rosenblum, A World History of Photography, pl. 480.
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