Dump fire, Stowe, Vermont, 1971

Collection Type

  • Photography

Date

1971

GUSN

GUSN-194123

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Description

The burning at the local dump was a volatile public issue in Stowe. Reed spent many hours documenting the deleterious effects of the smoke on the small town. In this view, he included a series of fence posts evocative of grave markers in a not-so-subtle allusion to the potential impact of pollution. The early 1970s was an era when environmental activism and awareness of pollution were slowly growing in the United States.

Details

Descriptive Terms

landscapes (representations)
fires (events)
pollution
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.040

Places

Stowe (Lamoille county, Vermont)

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.

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