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Ore Loading Docks, Superior, Wisconsin

Accession Number
2003/2.76

Title
Ore Loading Docks, Superior, Wisconsin

Artist(s)
Margaret Bourke-White

Artist Nationality
American (North American)

Object Creation Date
1929; printed circa 1950s

Medium & Support
gelatin silver print on paper mounted on masonite

Dimensions
82 in x 60 in (208.28 cm x 152.4 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Carl R. Withers

Subject matter
This photograph depicts an unloading dock for ore, a structure that was common in the United States in the early part of the twentieth century. This particular site was located in Wisconsin on Lake Superior. Margaret Bourke-White's framing of the subject narrows in on the geometry of the structure, even showing its reflected lines in the water. The top half of the image is filled with the dark holding cells for the ore, each one numbered. Below, the grid of steel that supports these containers is reflected in the still water below. Behind the structure, mounds of material, probably ore, can be seen in large piles.

Physical Description
This is a photograph of an unloading dock for ore located in Wisconsin on Lake Superior. 

Primary Object Classification
Photograph

Primary Object Type
black and white print

Collection Area
Photography

Rights
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Keywords
bodies of water (natural)
loading docks
ore
reflections (perceived properties)
steel frame construction

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