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Margaret Bourke-White (1904 - 1971)

Lot 49: BOURKE-WHITE, MARGARET (1904-1971)

Swann Auction Galleries

February 14, 2005
New York, NY, US

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Description

Untitled (silk worms). Silver print, 13 1/2x10 inches (34.2x254. cm.), with Bourke-White's hand stamp on verso. Circa 1934

Notes

Like the artist Catherine Chalmers, Bourke-White was fascinated with entomology. She spent considerable time photographing members of the praying mantis family, even carrying around egg cases with her on industrial assignments to ensure she didn't miss their hatching.

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100 FINE PHOTOGRAPHS

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Swann Auction Galleries
February 14, 2005, 12:00 AM EST

New York, NY, US

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