Gelatin silver print
Overall: 49.4 x 37.2 cm (19 7/16 x 14 5/8 in.); Matted: 76.2 x 61 cm (30 x 24 in.)
© Estate of Margaret Bourke-White / Licensed by VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY
Gift of Huntington Bank 2003.361
This is the largest known print of Margaret Bourke-White’s iconic photograph of Cleveland.
Bourke-White made numerous photographs of the newly completed Terminal Tower, at that time the second tallest building in America. Here she places it at the apex of a visual pyramid, as if ascending from a smoky pit, flanked by the Detroit-Superior Bridge and smokestacks in the Flats. The tower symbolizes Cleveland’s industrial power and meteoric rise from a small settlement to a modern, progressive city.
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