Margaret Bourke-White (American, Bronx, New York 1904–1971 Darien, Connecticut)
1930s–40s, printed ca. 1940
Gelatin silver print
33.3 x 23.3 cm (13 1/8 x 9 3/16 in.)
Warner Communications Inc. Purchase Fund, 1976
Not on view
In close-up images of modern technology, Bourke-White celebrated contemporary machine culture while highlighting the camera's inherent facility for rendering the clean, precise forms characteristic of the age.
Inscription: Wet stamp verso print: "Archivally Reprocessed 1975"
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Recent Acquisitions, Department of Prints and Photographs," December 6, 1977–February 19, 1978.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Charles Sheeler's Contemporaries," June 3, 2003–August 17, 2003.