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Plumbers by Carl Mydans, 1936

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Collectible museum-grade fine art print, hand-printed in England and individually finished with a monogram emboss. Each sale directly supports the artisan. Listed dimensions include a white border for easy framing.


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 master plan 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

Taken: August 1936
Greenbelt, Maryland, United States
Carl Mydans
Jordan J. Lloyd
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Negative nitrate
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Plumbers by Jordan J. Lloyd, 1936

This photograph is also available as a ⇲ restored & remastered colorized original print from our ⇲ ColorGraph Co. imprint.


Presented on 315gsm Hahnemühle Photo Rag® Baryta; a pleasantly warm, pure cotton paper with subtle texture, providing excellent reproduction of colour and detail, deep blacks, and perfect contrasts.


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

Plumbers by Carl Mydans, 1936
Plumbers by Carl Mydans, 1936
Plumbers by Carl Mydans, 1936
Plumbers by Carl Mydans, 1936

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