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Technology and Modernity in Photography 1900-1948

A photograph of a large farm machine in a field of corn. A man in a hat operates the machine.
Arthur Rothstein
Farm Machine
gelatin silver print | paper
Gift of Gilbert M. Frimet
View of the Brooklyn Bridge stretching across the East River at twilight with city buildings in the foreground. 
John Francis Strauss
The Bridge
photogravure | Japanese tissue
Gift of the Marvin Felheim Collection
Image of a young boy clutching a copy of <em>Camera Work</em> in his left arm. He stands in a doorway and looks out of frame.
Clarence H. White
Boy with Camera Work
1903 - 1905
photogravure | paper
Gift of The Morris and Beverly Baker Foundation, in memory of Morris D. Baker, a graduate of The University of Michigan School of Architecture, 1952
This photograph depicts an oblique view of the Brooklyn Bridge. The bridge dominates over half of the frame starting on the left and reaching into the background, while the right side represents the river and boats underneath the bridge.
Alvin Langdon Coburn
Brooklyn Bridge
photogravure | paper
Museum Purchase
Elevated and angled view down Fifth Avenue from the St. Regis Hotel in New York City.
Alvin Langdon Coburn
Fifth Avenue, from the St. Regis
photogravure | paper
Museum Purchase
Elevated view of traffic on an urban street. 
Karl Struss
Mercedes Autobus, Fifth Avenue and 38th Street, New York
sepia-toned platinum print | paper
Gift of the artist
Photograph of a crowded Fifth Avenue in 1915, New York. People, cars, and horse-drawn carriages bustle through the street.
Paul Strand
Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street, New York
1915 - 1916
photogravure | paper
Museum purchase made possible by the Jean Paul Slusser Memorial Fund
Erle Kenton
A Rainy Afternoon
platinum print | paper
Gift of John and Susan Edwards Harvith in memory of Marvin Felheim
Photograph of a billboard advertisement depicting a cartoon of a woman in a swimsuit on a beach.
Walker Evans
1932 - 1942
gelatin silver print | paper
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Harry H. Lunn, Jr., in Honor of the Centennial of The Michigan Daily
A top-down view of a manhole cover upon which are littered cigarette butts and rubbish.
Walker Evans
Street Trash, New York
1963 - 1973
gelatin silver print | paper
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Harry H. Lunn, Jr., in Honor of the Centennial of The Michigan Daily
Photograph looking straight down onto a built landscape.
László Moholy-Nagy
From the Radio Tower, Berlin
gelatin silver print | paper
Gift of Dr. Seymour and Barbara K. Adelson
A black and white photograph of the area beneath the Eiffel Tower. A shadow from an arch of the structure covers most of the ground. A crowd of people stand beneath the tower.
André Kertész
From the Eiffel Tower, Paris
gelatin silver print | paper
Museum Purchase


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43 Collection Object Sources

Farm Machine (2008/2.348)
The Bridge (1983/1.293)
Boy with Camera Work (2000/2.142.4)
Brooklyn Bridge (1972/1.170)
Billboard (1990/2.49)
Hardware Store (2011/2.5)
New York at Night (2002/1.156)
Carrousel (1974/1.111)
Mannequin (1974/1.119)
Trinity Church (1989/1.72)
Men's Fashions (1974/1.107)
Powell Street (1983/1.296)
Lackarbeiter (1975/2.97)
The Kiss (1987/1.218)
Coney Island (1984/2.85)

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January 25, 2019 12:34 p.m.


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