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The Hoover Company, North Canton

Lee Friedlander

1979-1980

Gelatin silver print

11 1/4 in. x 7 1/2 in. (28.58 cm x 19.05 cm)

Purchased with funds from the National Endowment for the Arts and Centran Bank of Akron

1981.11.80

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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.

Marks

Stamped with the artist's stamp on the back;Negative number in pencil on back

Keywords
Black and White
Documentary
Factory
Laborer
Machines
Ohio
Photography
Regional
Workers