Charles River, Mass., 1953

Collection Type

  • Photography

Date

1953

GUSN

GUSN-194075

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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.

Details

Descriptive Terms

industrial buildings
rivers
technology
Nature
black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs

Physical Description

1 photograph

Collection Code

PC044

Collection Name

Verner Reed photographic collection, 1950-1972

Reference Code

PC044.TMP.032

Places

Charles (Massachusetts) [river]

Record Details

Originator

Reed, Verner, 1923-2006 (Photographer)

Material Type

black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs

Accruals Note

Included in the exhibition, A Changing World: New England in the Photographs of Verner Reed, 1950-1972.

Description Level

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