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Estimate: $ 2,000 - $ 3,000
WILLIAM DODGE STEVENS (1870-1942)
TEAMWORK BUILDS SHIPS. Circa 1918.
36x49 1/2 inches, 91 1/2x125 3/4 cm. Forbes, Boston. Condition B / B+: extensive overpainting in top margin and upper side margins; small replaced losses in margins; repaired tears and restoration in margins and image; repaired pin holes in corners.
Emphasizing "concentrated human energy" (Paret p. 80), this poster embodies American industrial power in its rawest form. Issued by the U.S. Shipping Board, the image is a precursor to the industrial photographs of the following decade, in which work by Lewis Hine and Margaret Bourke-White captured the same intensity and power within the factories of America. Rawls p. 76, Paret 114, Theofiles 256, Borkan p. 53.