Front view
Inv. No.S-0648
ArtistFred G. Korthborn 1902 in Germanydied 1982


Towering buildings look down the Michigan Avenue Bridge at the original site of Fort Dearborn.

from the series "Selected Industrial Studies"
Year1940s, vintage

gelatin silver print mounted on cardboard

Dimensions41 x 34 cm

signed (pencil) on mount recto; Notice on back board: "Personal Property of Charles … (illegible)


Korth, of German origins and emigrated to America in 1926 was a popular magazine and architecture photographer in the 1930s. These images are linked by a clearly structured image composition and a high-contrast lighting, whereby the plasticity the pictured objects or the well-designed perspective is highlighted.
(Fritz Simak)

S-0648, untitled
Fred G. Korth, untitled, 1940s
S-0648, Front view
© Estate of Fred G. Korth
S-0647, Fred G. Korth, untitled, 1930s
Fred G. Korth, untitled, 1930s
more infoS-0647, Front view
© Estate of Fred G. Korth