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Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh: steel & smoke print: Hoppé print


Held at: Science History Institute Archives [Contact Us]315 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106

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E.O. Hoppe was born in 1878 and died in 1972. Renowned as a portrait photographer, he enjoyed travel and in the 1920s he visited the United States where he produced a series of urban images strongly influenced by the then prevalent modernist aesthetic.

This is am image of Pittsburgh, PA at the height of its fame as the Steel City of the United States. Item depicts tall smokestacks belch smoke into an overcast sky and the roofs of the factory buildings look like the frozen waves of some black ocean.

Item is a original black and white photograuvre print taken from an original photograph by E. O. Hoppe in 1927. It measures 8.5 x 6 on a piece of 10 x 8 paper.

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