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Pulverizer Building, Coke Ovens - River Rouge Plant, Detroit
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Charles Sheeler
American, negative 1927, print 1941
Gelatin silver print
9 3/8 x 7 7/16 in.
2003.12

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Sheeler's 1927 photographic commission to document the Ford Motor Company's River Rouge factory outside Detroit resulted in a series of photographs and paintings that cele-brate industry as a subject of beauty and pre-cision. He treated both media equally and never saw one replacing the other, for, as he explained, "the painting being the result of a composite image and the photograph being the result of a single image--prevents the media from being competitive."