Crushed cars, Morrisville, Vermont, 1971

Collection Type

  • Photography

Date

1971

GUSN

GUSN-194130

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Description

Like many of Reed's photographs, this one finds abstract beauty without sacrificing an interest in environmental issues. The image can be read as an intriguing pattern of lights and darks, or, equally, as a warning about the onslaught of trash blotting out the landscape. These concerns, one aesthetic and the other political, have come to characterize the era of the early 1970s.

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Descriptive Terms

automobiles
automobile graveyards
pollution
garbage
transportation
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.041

Places

Morrisville (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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Item