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  • Literature

    Phillips, Margaret Bourke-White: The Photography of Design 1927-1936, p. 73

  • Catalogue Essay

    Margaret Bourke-White’s classic photograph of the USS Akron is presented here in its original presentation frame. The frame is made from Duralumin, the lightweight aluminum alloy used in the girder construction of the airship, built by the Goodyear Zeppelin Corporation for the United States Navy. Inscribed on the frame’s presentation plaque is a dedication to Dale Hutchinson, Winner of the Third Annual Goodyear Dealers Zeppelin Race, July-August 1931.

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Goodyear Zeppelin, United States Airship Akron

1931
Gelatin silver print, in the original Duralumin frame.
17 1/8 x 22 7/8 in. (43.5 x 58.1 cm)
Signed in ink on the recto.

Estimate
$3,000 - 5,000 

Sold for $6,930

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New York Auction 7 October 2021