Feb 21, 2019 - Sale 2499

Sale 2499 - Lot 279

Price Realized: $ 2,500
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Estimate: $ 1,800 - $ 2,200
(INDUSTRIAL--MESTA MACHINE CO., PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA)
Group of 80 photographs depicting the Mesta Machine Company, a leading industrial manufacturer.
Most of the views are interior studies depicting the beautifully lit, vast manufacturing space, with oversized Mesta machinery. Many of the prints show laborers in relation to the huge size of the machines; also includes scenes of the plant's exterior, views of their laboratories and workshops, large-scale construction projects, and 2 contact sheets. Ferrotyped silver prints, the images measuring 7 1/4x9 inches (18.4x22.9 cm.), and the reverse, the sheets slightly larger, with inventory numbers in the negative, and the Mesta credit and Pittsburgh, Pa. printed in the lower margin. 1952-55

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