From the series "Great Lakes Industrial Survey"
(Washington.Aberdeen, WA, 1934 - )
Gelatin silver print
11 x 14 in. (27.9 x 35.6 cm)
Collection of the Akron Art Museum
Purchased with funds from the National Endowment for the Arts and Centran Bank of Akron
Commissioned by the Akron Art Museum, Friedlander documented the decline of the industries of the Great Lakes region. In depicting the “Rust Belt,” he chose scenes that emphasized the urban blight around factories and the de-humanizing, mechanical nature of the factory jobs.
Stamped with the artist's stamp on the back;Negative number in pencil on back