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F17 Armstrong - HISTORY 215 - The History of Disaster: Infrastructure and Accidents

Richard A. Florsheim
Wells
color lithograph on Arches paper
26 ¼ in x 19 11/16 in (66.68 cm x 50.01 cm)
Gift of The Richard Florsheim Art Fund
Wide angle view of New Orleans habor scene including the New Orleans Convention Center. 
Michael A. Smith
New Orleans, 1985 (N82-8504-19/38 #7)
vintage gelatin silver print on paper
8 in x 20 in (20.32 cm x 50.8 cm)
Gift of Zoe and Yuri Gurevich in honor of Hava Gurevich
This is a black and white photograph showing a rocky outcropping with boulders and brush vegetation set agains a hazy scene of buildings and roads below. On the right are the rooftops of houses clustered at the base of the hillside and on the left are a group of laid foundations for a housing development. In the distance below are roads and buildings.
Joe Deal
Colton, California, from "The Fault Zone"
gold-toned gelatin silver print on paper
13 13/16 in. x 13 3/4 in. ( 35.1 cm x 35 cm )
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
Laton Alton Huffman
After the Buffalo Run, North Montana
colotype print on paper
9 15/16 in. x 7 15/16 in. ( 25.3 cm x 20.2 cm )
Gift of Dr. & Mrs. Michael Fauman
A "Norton Abrasives" wooden crate is filled with empty rusted gallon paint containers with dried paint inside. A cracked rearview mirror is attached to one side and an American flag is smushed into one side of the box. A small toy platypus sits inside one of the paint cans, although the platypus is moveable; instructions to museum state that museum staff can place platypus where they please.
Tyree Guyton
Untitled (Paint Cans)
paint cans, wooden crate, American flag, rearview mirror, and ceramic figurine
33 1/2 in x 28 1/8 in x 12 in (85.09 cm x 71.44 cm x 30.48 cm)
Gift of H. David Zucca
An aerial view of a flooded farmhouse, outbuildings and trees with boats at the farmhouse door.
Arthur Rothstein
Mississippi River Flood
gelatin silver print on paper
16 in x 20 in (40.64 cm x 50.8 cm)
Gift of Thomas Wilson '79 and Jill Garling '80
Around and behind a central image of a sewing machine are overlapping images of people, ships, a building fire, the Statue of Liberty, and small blocks of text.
Ida Abelman
My Father Reminisces
lithograph on paper
14 9/16 in x 18 7/16 in (36.99 cm x 46.83 cm)
Allocated by the U.S. Government Commissioned through the New Deal art projects
This black and white stereoscopic image features two images of a view of San Francisco after the earthquake, with rubble, an iron rail, and buildings in the distance.  It is surrounded by the text: Sample Set No. 1; San Francisco Disaster, “Bush &amp; Market Streets”.<br />
Stereo Classics Studio
Stereoscope Image, Sample Set No.1: San Francisco, "Bush & Market Streets"
photograph on cardboard
3 3/4 in. x 7 in. ( 9.5 cm x 17.8 cm )
Gift of Margaret and Howard Bond
This photograph shows a young boy in overalls and standing before a wooden house missing his right arm.
Lewis W. Hine
Luther - 16 yrs. old. Right arm was cut off by a running saw in a box factory. Now attending school.
gelatin silver print on paper
6 3/4 in x 4 3/4 in (17.1 cm x 12.1 cm);19 5/16 in x 14 5/16 in (49.05 cm x 36.35 cm);6 15/16 in x 4 15/16 in (17.6 cm x 12.5 cm)
Museum Purchase
Two orange buildings on snow-covered ground on either side of an unplowed road. 
Object Orange
Auburndale Site, Highland Park, MI, #3
iris print on paper
22 15/16 in x 33 1/16 in (58.26 cm x 83.98 cm);20 ¼ in x 32 9/16 in (20 ¼ in x 82.71 cm);22 15/16 in x 33 1/16 in (58.26 cm x 83.98 cm)
Museum purchase made possible by Stuart and Maxine Frankel
Two men sitting in a space with a low ceiling, wearing miner's hats with candles inserted in them, read a newspaper with headlines describing the Titanic catastrophe. A pick axe is leaning against the wall beside the man on the right.
John Sloan
News of the Titanic
crayon, ink and graphite on paper
14 3/16 in x 18 9/16 in (36.04 cm x 47.15 cm);22 1/8 in x 28 1/8 in (56.2 cm x 71.44 cm)
Museum Purchase
Image of a book lying open to a page featuring a painting of a burning ship. A newsclipping featuring a photo of a burning oil rig lies on the book across the open page.  
Joanne Leonard
Turner and Plumes of Smoke
inkjet print on paper
24 3/4 in x 36 in (62.87 cm x 91.44 cm);20 3/4 in x 31 in (52.71 cm x 78.74 cm)
Gift of the artist

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