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Moving Railway Clutches on Rails

1929 (printed 1991)
20th century
229 x 339 mm (9 x 13.3 in.)

Ilse Bing, American, (1899–1998)

Object Type: photograph
Medium and Support: Gelatin silver print
Marks: Signed in black ink, lower left corner: “ILSE / BING / 1929”; signed in pencil on verso: “ILSE / BING / 1929”; inscribed in pencil on verso: “moving railway clutches on rails”; inscribed in pencil on verso: “IBMB-304.1”; inscribed in pencil on verso: “IB-0643”; inscribed in pencil on verso: “MB”
Bibliography: Larisa Dryansky, Ilse Bing: Photography through the Looking Glass (New York: Abrams, 2006), p. 94.
Credit Line: Gift of Gary Ginsberg and Susanna Aaron (BA Wesleyan 1981), 2015
Accession Number: 2015.10.5

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  • railroads
  • rails (transit system elements) - Rolled steel bars, commonly T-sections, designed to be laid end to end, usually in pairs and in parallel lines, to provide the running surface for certain transit vehicles. [September 1993 descriptor added.]

  • image Dimensions: 229 x 339 mm (9 x 13.3 in.)

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