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Charles River, Mass., 1953

PC044.TMP.032 (RS81111)

Description

Reed photographed industrial sites on several different occasions during his career. In each instance, he worked to make the building appear natural to its surroundings. In this approach, Reed carried on a tradition established by painters and writers living in America a century earlier. The ideal was to make industry and the landscape fit together harmoniously as a reflection of America's essential twin assets--natural resources and the technology to capitalize on them. In this photo, snow and ice fringe the Charles River as it runs past an industrial building.

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Details

Collection Name
Verner Reed photographic collection, 1950-1972
Collection Code
PC044
Dates
1953
Physical Description
1 photograph
Collection Type
Photographs
Description Level
Item
GUSN
194075
Reference Code
PC044.TMP.032

Record details

Originator
Reed, Verner, 1923-2006 (Photographer)
Descriptive Terms
Nature
industrial buildings
rivers
technology
Material Type
black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs
Places
Charles (Massachusetts) [river]
Notes
Included in the exhibition, A Changing World: New England in the Photographs of Verner Reed, 1950-1972.

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