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Plumbers, 1936

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Colorized by Jordan J. Lloyd
based on an original negative nitrate by Carl Mydans
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• Colorized giclée art print, made in England
• Ships with a Certificate of Authenticity
• M, L, XXL ships in a tube

This historical photograph has been meticulously researched and rendered into colour from a black and white original by a skilled artisan, continuing a craft tradition that has existed since photography began.


ABOUT THIS PHOTOGRAPH

Taken August 1936, Greenbelt, Maryland, United States
(Library of Congress)

"In the midst of the Great Depression of the 1930s, the United States' Federal government conceived of three new experimental towns under the New Deal program, with Franklin D. Roosevelt creating the United States Resettlement Administration by executive order.

Originally designated Maryland Special Project No. 1, the soon to be constructed town just eight miles from Washington DC from former tobacco fields, was named Greenbelt from its inception on January 13th, 1936. The town features many buildings designed and constructed in architectural styles of the day from Art Deco to the then new Bauhaus Modernism.

Notably, Roosevelt's wide Eleanor assisted Agriculture Undersecretary Rexford Tugwell's masterplan of the area intended to function as a cooperative community, and the final plans were reviewed by the President and First Lady.

Mydan's photograph taken in August of the same year captures the frenzy of activity surrounding the brand new construction site."

– Jordan J. Lloyd

Original Caption

"[Untitled photo, possibly related to: Plumber cutting pipe, Greenbelt, Maryland]"

PRINT SIZES

Our prints come in popular sizes so you can frame them yourself. 

LISTED SIZES

S – 8 ½”× 11” inches (21.6 × 28 cm)
M
– 12”× 16” inches (30.5 × 40.6 cm)
L – 16”× 20” inches (40.6 × 50.8 cm)
XXL – 30”× 40” inches (76.2 × 101.6 cm)

PRINTED IMAGE SIZE

Please note that the Listed Sizes refer to the print stock which comes with a white border. The printed image sizes are:

S – 6 ½”× 9inches (16.5 × 22.9 cm)
M
– 9" × 12" inches (22.9 × 30.5 cm)
L – 12" × 16" inches (30.5 × 40.6 cm)
XXL – 24" × 33 ½" inches (61 × 85 cm)

Please note that all giclée art prints are currently supplied unframed.

THE SMALL PRINT

‘Made–to–Order’ colorized fine art prints, proudly produced in St. Leonards, East Sussex, England. More information about our prints can be found here.

This is a derivative work. Photographs for illustration purposes only.