“THOSE WHO HAVE EYES ON OUR MODERN WORLD WILL TAKE THIS AS A THRILLING INTRODUCTION TO THE MEN WHO SHAPE IT FOR US”: FIRST EDITION OF LEWIS W. HINE’S ICONIC BOOK OF PHOTOGRAPHY MEN AT WORK
Men at Work: Photographic Studies of Men and Machines.
Hine, Lewis W.$4,200.00
Item Number: 96378
New York: The Macmillan Co, 1932.
First edition of Hine’s only book published in his lifetime, a landmark photobook in its celebration of “the dignity of labour and… the American skyscraper” (Parr & Badger). Small quarto, original green cloth, illustrated with 51 black-and-white photogravures. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “To Frederick A Blossom with many memories Feb. 21, 1933 Lewis W. Hine.” The recipient, Frederick Blossom worked in the Patterson, New Jersey silk mills and was the union secretary. In very good condition with some toning and wear to the extremities.
In Men at Work, Lewis W. Hine brings enormous technical ability and sensitivity to iconic portraits of the construction workers, railroad and factory workers, miners, foundation men and welders who shaped the skyline of New York City throughout the early 20th century.