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Maker(s):Friedlander, Lee
Culture:American, born 1934
Title:GWB [George Washington Bridge], 1973
Date Made:1973 (print, ca. 1978)
Materials:gelatin silver print
Place Made:New York
Measurements:sheet: 11 in x 13 15/16 in ; 27.9 cm x 35.4 cm; image: 7 1/2 in x 11 1/4 in ; 19.1 cm x 28.6 cm
Accession Number:  AC 1985.8.13
Credit Line:Gift of Steven M. Jacobson (Class of 1953)
Museum Collection:  Mead Art Museum at Amherst College

View northward from bridge. Two calbes bisect image at center, bridge railing visible at lower edge.

Label Text:
Named for the first president, the George Washington Bridge spans the Hudson River between New York and New Jersey. Friedlander’s photograph captures a fragment of the bridge’s railing and cables rather than a complete view of the historic monument. The selective focus emphasizes the everydayness of the structure over its symbolic naming.

Lisa Crossman, 2020

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