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A truck hauling sugarcane stops in front of a factory with a row of palm trees in front of it.
Dmitri Baltermants (Russian (culture or style))
Sugar Cane Factory, Cuba
1970s
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. James Agah, Class of 1989 (BBA)
2012/2.86
This photograph shows a young boy in overalls and standing before a wooden house missing his right arm.
Lewis W. Hine (American (North American))
Luther - 16 yrs. old. Right arm was cut off by a running saw in a box factory. Now attending school.
1908 – 1910
Museum Purchase
1971/2.143
A group of laborers, wearing hats and jackets, walks from viewer's right to left along a street littered with garbage. The two in the front carry shovels. In the background is an industrial landscape, dirty and in disrepair.
George Grosz (German (culture or style))
Ants (Ameisen), from "In the Shadows" ("Im Schatten")
1920
Gift of Jean Paul Slusser
1948/1.22
A large, brick, factory building encompasses the canvas. The building is topped with smokestacks and features large, dark, rectangular windows across the sides of the building.
Ben Shahn (American (North American))
Brick Building
1948
Museum Purchase
1950/1.204
A horizontal view of a riverside congested with buildings and shipping on both sides. The river recedes to the center right; at the far distance is the billowing smoke of a steam tug and the dome of a distant church. In the foreground are low barges with figures standing or working. Along the lefthand bank are warehouses and other buildings, many with signs indicating that the proprietor makes sails, rope, and other naval implements.
James Abbott McNeill Whistler (American (North American))
Thames Warehouses, One of the 'Sixteen Etchings,' or the 'Thames Set'
1859
Bequest of Margaret Watson Parker
1954/1.335
This plate shows a view of docks, businesses that serve shipping, and numerous ships, some pulled up in dry dock. In the foreground a low boat (a barge or lighter) angles into the space, on which a man in a cap is seated, hands on his knees, looking at the viewer.
James Abbott McNeill Whistler (American (North American))
Eagle Wharf (Tyzac, Whiteley & Co.), One of the 'Sixteen Etchings,' or the 'Tham
1859
Bequest of Margaret Watson Parker
1954/1.336

Michelle Andonian
Fleetwood Cadillac Plant, from "Detroit Focus 2000"
1987
Gift of Detroit Focus 2000, and partial purchase with funds from the Jean Paul Slusser Memorial Fund
2003/2.69.2
A stretch of water in the foreground and middle ground leads to a horizontal distant shore that is composed of a series of horizontal stepped recessions. The buildings on the far shore appear to be industrial buildings, with many smokestacks. At the bottom of the image are some lightly drawn boats.
James Abbott McNeill Whistler (American (North American))
Battersea Morn
1877
Bequest of Margaret Watson Parker
1954/1.362
The curving bank of a river begins at the lower left of the image and sweeps around towards the left. Hugging the water's edge are many wooden buildings of two to five stories in height. At the far left, in the distance, are numerous two- and three-masted ships at anchor. The water at the lower left is open and quiet; a few small boats can be seen; the sky indicates that it is an overcast day.
James Abbott McNeill Whistler (American (North American))
Free Trade Wharf
1877
Bequest of Margaret Watson Parker
1954/1.364
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