Feb 04 at 12:00 PM - Sale 2557 -

Sale 2557 - Lot 18

Estimate: $ 600 - $ 900

CHARLES KRUTCH (1887-1981)


Men playing checkers, Red Bank, Tennessee, for the Tennessee Valley Authority.
Silver print, the image measuring 304.8x400 mm; 12x15 3/4 inches, with Krutch's credit, a title, an alternate date, and a numeric notation, in pencil, in an unknown hand, on verso. 1935.

Charles Krutch became a staff photographer for the Tennessee Valley Authority in 1934, succeeding Lewis Hine. The TVA was created to not only improve the navigability of the Tennessee River, control flooding, and provide electricity, but also to create economic development and to modernize and improve and the quality of life in the region. Krutch's artistic depictions of the area became representational of the public image of the TVA.