Apr 20, 2017 - Sale 2443

Sale 2443 - Lot 56

Price Realized: $ 11,250
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 10,000 - $ 15,000
LEWIS W. HINE (1874-1940)
Workers with American flag, Empire State Building. Silver print, the image measuring 9 5/8x7 5/8 inches (24.4x19.3 cm.), the sheet slightly larger, with Hine's notation 734, in pencil, and an additional numeric notation, in red pencil, in an unknown hand, on verso. 1930-31

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Hine was hired to document the construction of the Empire State Building in 1930. His portraits of laborers posing on girders high above the city are breathtaking reminders of the courage and daring associated with this project, which resulted in the completion of the tallest building in the world at the height of the Depression.