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Guide to the Edward Steichen Photomurals and Related Material
circa 1932-1933
 PR 440

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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Steichen, Edward, 1879-1973
Creator: Schoen, Eugene, 1880-1957
Title: Edward Steichen photomurals and related material
Dates [inclusive]: circa 1932-1933
Abstract: The collection primarily includes 30 photomural panels by Edward Steichen, prepared for the New York State exhibit at the 1933 Century of Progress International Exposition in Chicago. The panels, each about 100 x 40 inches in size, depict the George Washington Bridge, an Adirondack lake (likely Lake George), and the New York State Education Building in Albany. The collection also includes 5 oversize Steichen photographs and a photomontage intended to be enlarged for display at the Exposition. Finally, the collection includes 5 blueprints of the New York exhibition space drawn by architects Eugene Schoen & Sons. Restrictions apply to the photographs; see the access conditions notes.
Quantity: 40 Linear feet in 4 boxes of rolled photomurals, 5 oversize flat enclosures, and 1 flat file (41 items)
Language: The documents in the collection are graphic forms, with any text in English.
Call Phrase: PR 440