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Photograph - Dead Tree, Vermont, 1945
  • Dead Tree, Vermont, 1945
    Strand, Paul, born 1890 - died 1976
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Dead Tree, Vermont, 1945

  • Object:

    Photograph

  • Place of origin:

    Vermont (photographed)

  • Date:

    1945 (photographed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Strand, Paul, born 1890 - died 1976 (photographer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Delicate object, only to be handled by the mount.

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the American Friends of the V&A through the generosity of Michael E. Hoffman

  • Museum number:

    E.131-2005

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case TECHS

Photographer and film-maker Paul Strand is one of the outstanding figures of 20th-century American photography. Following the Second World War, he wanted to create ‘a portrait of a particular American environment in terms of the character of the land itself [and] the people’. This image was part of this project, published as Time in New England (1950). It is a fine example of the beautiful natural forms that often feature in Strand’s black-and-white prints.

Physical description

Photograph of a dead tree.

Place of Origin

Vermont (photographed)

Date

1945 (photographed)

Artist/maker

Strand, Paul, born 1890 - died 1976 (photographer)

Materials and Techniques

Delicate object, only to be handled by the mount.

Marks and inscriptions

'MEH 99.3'
Written on retro in pencil.

Dimensions

Height: 246 mm paper mount, Width: 202 mm paper mount

Descriptive line

'Dead Tree, Vermont, 1945', photograph by Paul Strand (born New York 1890, died Orgeval, France 1976)

Labels and date

Photographer and film-maker, Paul Strand is one of the outstanding figures of 20th-century American photography. Following the war, he wanted to create 'a portrait of a particular American environment in terms of character of the land itself [and] the people'. This image was part of this project, published as Time in New England (1950). It is a fine example of the beautiful natural forms that often feature in Strand's black and white prints. [20/02/2006]

Subjects depicted

Tree

Categories

Photographs

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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