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American Steel & Wire Company, Worcester, Mass.

A work made of gelatin silver print.

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  • A work made of gelatin silver print.

Date:

1912

Artist:

Herman Schervee
American, born Norway, 1867–1923

About this artwork

After completing his photography training in New York during the 1880s, Herman Schervee maintained a studio in Worcester, MA, primarily making portraits and exhibiting with the Photographers’ Club of New England. At the turn of the century, wire-making was the largest industry in the town of Worcester, and the American Steel & Wire Company the largest company. Schervee made this photograph at one of their factories, apparently fascinated by the pattern of repeating coils seen from a high vantage point. This picture hints at the machine aesthetic that would become a central interest for modernist photographers after World War I.

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Artist

Herman Schervee

Title

American Steel & Wire Company, Worcester, Mass.

Origin

United States

Date

Made 1912

Medium

Gelatin silver print

Dimensions

24.7 × 19.5 cm

Credit Line

Photography Department Fund

Reference Number

1996.97

Extended information about this artwork

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