Apr 19, 2016 - Sale 2411

Sale 2411 - Lot 270

Price Realized: $ 3,250
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,200 - $ 1,800
Album entitled 25 Years of Service at Textile Machine Works (better known as Berkshire), with 37 photographs by Jack Tham.
Silver prints, 9x7 inches (22.9x17.8 cm.), and the reverse, mounted recto only, each with the name of the subject and the inception date of their employement on recto, and an inventory number in the negative; one leaf detached. Oblong gilt-lettered leatherette, quadruple-bolt binding. 1929

Additional Details

The pictures celebrate longstanding employees, both management and labor, at this Reading, Pennsylvania factory, and was shot a couple of months before the 1929 stock market crash. Executives and workers alike shyly avoid the cameraman's gaze as they're depicted doing their respective jobs.

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