Lewis W. Hine (1874-1940) - Power house mechanic working on steam pump. (1921) | Fine Art America

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Lewis W. Hine (1874-1940) - Power house mechanic working on steam pump. (1921) | Fine Art America
Gelatin-silver print - Gallery Stamp - 1988

Artist: Lewis W. Hine (1874-1940)

Title: Powerhouse mechanic (1921)

Print: Vintage Gelatin silver print on premium quality paper in very good condition

Description: Hine’s iconic photograph of a mechanic in a Pennsylvania power plant celebrates the worker as a noble contributor to industry. The picture’s perfect union of mechanic and machine equates human muscle with industrial strength. Hine carefully positioned the man within the curves of the steam line and cylinder head. Striking a coiled pose for the camera, the worker grips his wrench, but close inspection reveals that it does not connect fully to the nut.

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Lot details
Artist
Lewis W. Hine (1874-1940)
Title of artwork
Power house mechanic working on steam pump. (1921) | Fine Art America
Technique
Gelatin-silver print
Signature
Gallery Stamp
Date of print
1988
Condition
Extremely fine
Image size
15×10.5 cm
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