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January 26, 2018 10:00 AMCalender

Margaret Bourke-White (American, 1904-1971) U.S.S. Airship Akron, World's Largest Airship

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Auction: American & European Works of Art - 3072BLocation: BostonDate / Time: January 26, 2018 10:00AM


Margaret Bourke-White (American, 1904-1971)

U.S.S. Airship Akron, World's Largest Airship, 1931. Signed "Bourke-White" in ink l.r. Toned gelatin silver print, sight size 17 1/4 x 22 7/8 in. (43.6 x 58.0 cm),framed in the original duralumin frame with incised plaque.
Condition: Rippling to sheet at right and left edges, several subtle areas where the emulsion has stuck to the glass l.l., not examined out of frame.

N.B. The plaque reads: "Winner-Henry S. Benson, Third Annual Goodyear Dealers Zeppelin Race, July-August 1931. This frame is made of duralumin used in girder construction of the United States airship 'Akron' built by the Goodyear Zeppelin Corporation."
Estimate $2,000-4,000

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Margaret Bourke-White, Henry S. Benson, United States