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Maker(s):Morris, Wright
Culture:American (1910-1998)
Title:Powerhouse and Palm Tree, near Lordsburg, New Mexico
Date Made:1940, printed 1980
Type:Photograph
Materials:gelatin silver print mounted on archival ragboard
Measurements:Mat: 14 in x 17 in; 35.6 cm x 43.2 cm; Sheet/Image: 7 1/2 in x 9 1/2 in; 19 cm x 24.1 cm
Accession Number:  AC 2013.01.11
Credit Line:Gift of Stephen Arkin (Class of 1963) in memory of Benjamin De Mott
2013-01-11.jpg

Description:
This black and white photograph contrasts an industrial, squat powerhouse with a tall, cylindrical chimney on the left of the frame with a palm tree on the right.

Label Text:
"Why I do thees theeng? Every theeng else she been done. Every theeng else somewhere, sometime she been done better--better sing, better dance, better look, an a much better love. But thees theeng no time, nowhere, been done at all. Thees theeng got to be done right here. Thees theeng only theeng anywhere left to be doing--thees theeng only theeng left to be for. I do these theeng or every theeng she fold up. I do these theeng because she got to be done."

The Inhabitants, 1946

Tags:
deserts; landscapes; rural; architecture; trees; industries; buildings

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