Selected Lewis W. Hine

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77:0165:0069


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Hine, Lewis W.
American (1874-1940)

TITLE ON OBJECT: Icarus Atop Empire State Building
PUBLISHED TITLE: The Sky Boy
SERIES TITLE: "Empire State (Misc. Workmen)"

1931
gelatin silver print
8.8 x 6.5 cm.
Gift of the Photo League, New York: ex-collection Lewis Wickes Hine
GEH NEG: 34152
77:0165:0069

BIBLIOGRAPHIC REFERENCES:
Rosenblum, Walter & Naomi. --America & Lewis Hine: Photographs 1904-1940.-- Millerton, NY: Aperture, 1977. p. 108.//
Sobieszek, Robert A. --Masterpieces of Photography from the George Eastman House Collections.-- New York: Abbeville Press, 1985. p. 265.//
Dupry, Alan. --Lewis Hine.-- Granada, Spain: Diputacion Provincial de Granada, 1991. p. 107.//

EXHIBITION HISTORY:
"Images of Excellence", US, NY, Rochester, GEH - Brackett Clark Gallery, January 1 - April 26, 1987. (Traveled).//
"New York: 1920s-1930s", Japan, Tokyo, Mainichi Newspapers, April - October, 1988.//
"Masterpieces of the Art of Photography", US, NY, Rochester, GEH - North Gallery, January 3 - December 31, 1989.//
"Lewis Hine", France, Paris, Musée Carnavalet, November 5, 1990 - January 6, 1991.//
"Lewis W. Hine: Human Documents", US, NY, Rochester, GEH - North Gallery, March 3 - May 31, 1992.//
"Lewis W. Hine: Americans at Work", US, NY, Rochester, GEH - Travel, *** no exhib date given ***.//
"Lewis Hine: Passionate Journey; Photographs 1905-1939", Germany, Cologne, Römisch-Germanisches Museum, September 12 - December 29, 1996.//

INSCRIPTION: verso-(in pencil) "Icarus atop Empire State Bldg. The highest point yet reached by a worker in a man-made structure" "H" (rubberstamp) "Lewis W. Hine Interpretive Photography Hastings-on-Hudson, New York"

NOTES: Catalogued 4/85, RAS/PB, updated 10/87, DZ. Alternate title from --Men at Work--.

SUBJECTS:
architecture, skyscraper / Empire State Building
people, at work
cityscape, aerial perspective
occupation, rigger

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