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Sale 2506 Lot 84
MARGARET BOURKE-WHITE (1904-1971)
A pair of portfolios, each entitled Twelve Soviet Photo-Prints.
Photogravures (23 of 24), the images measuring 13x9 1/4 inches (33x23.5 cm.), and the reverse, the sheets 19 3/4x14 1/4 inches (40.2x36.2 cm.), each with a printed title on recto. Folios, black-stamped red and green folding jackets wtih the captions on the back inside flap; contents loose as issued; lacking one plate.
New York: The Argus Press, 1930-32; printed 1934
Estimate $1,500 - 2,500
The portfolio in the red wrappers includes: Semionova: Premiere Ballerina, Great Threatre: Moscow * Village School: Kolomna: Volga Region * At the Lathe: "Hammer & Sickle" Factory: Moscow * At the Circus * The Steppe: Ukraine * Steel Worker: Magnitogorsk * For the Iron Mine Foundations: Magnet Mountain * Borscht * Ekaterina Dzhugashvili: Mother of Joseph Stalin * Soviet Serenade * A Priest * Stalin's Great Aunt.
The portfolio in the green wrappers includes: Machine Dance * Stalin's Great Aunt * Shock Brigadier * Medical Students * Blast Furnace: Magnitogorsk * Mtskhet: Caucasus * Village in the Urals * Col. Cooper at Dnieper Dam * Soviet Bricklayer * Children's Clinic: Moscow * Street Car Conductor.