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Maker(s):Richie, Robert Yarnall
Culture:American (1908-1984)
Title:[Several Phillips 66 gas tanks in desert landscape]
Type:Photograph
Materials:Gelatin silver print
Place Made:North America; United States
Measurements:Sheet: 7 3/4 in x 9 3/4 in; 19.7 cm x 24.8 cm; Image: 7 9/16 in x 9 9/16 in; 19.2 cm x 24.3 cm
Narrative Inscription:  Photograph by Robert Yarnall Richie; One of the photographs in the section which has the following text by Carl Sandburg: (Mines and industrial group) "The men behind the man behind the gun," they dig out ore from deep down in the dark, they shoot the oil wells, they chase the slag out of copper, steel-driving men they drill and twist deep rock, they hammer steel bars for rifle and cannon, they rivet the steel sheets and sew them tight with steel buttons to meet storms or torpedoes -- listen, they clank and boom the mighty song of steel -- the breath of their assembly lines is in miles of tanks -- their thumbprints are on bombers over five oceans.
Accession Number:  MH 2015.30.129
Credit Line:Gift of Ann Zelle (Class of 1965)
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum
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Description:
Photograph of several Phillips 66 gas tanks in a desert landscape.

Tags:
exterior; landscapes; transportation

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