View from the Top


Bourke-White On The Chrysler Building

Gelatin silver print
Time Life Pictures/Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images, 52604482

American photographer Margaret Bourke-White (1904 – 1971) stands on the scaffolding enclosing the then-under-construction Chrysler Building and looks out across New York, New York, 1931. She wears a leather jacket and holds a Graflex 3-1/4 x 4-1/4 RB Auto camera. The building visible at the lower left is the Helmsley Building (also known as the New York Central Building and the New York General Building).




~ by eaesthete on 05/06/09.

One Response to “View from the Top”

  1. Love her work. Wonderful shot.

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