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.
The information about this object, including provenance information, is based on historic information and may not be currently accurate or complete. Research on objects is an ongoing process, but the information about this object may not reflect the most current information available to CMA. If you notice a mistake or have additional information about this object, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To request more information about this object, study images, or bibliography, contact the Ingalls Library Reference Desk.
Is something not working on this page? Please email email@example.com.
Request a digital file from Image Services that is not available through CC0, a detail image, or any image with a color bar. If you have questions about requesting an image, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.