The Iconic Photographs of Margaret Bourke-White

Below are a few of the iconic photographs of the great Margaret Bourke-White. I’ve always loved her photographs but when I came upon the aerial photograph of the Boardwalk of Edgemere – Far Rockaway Long Island from a 1954 Life Magazine,it set me on a course of discovery. I was amazed to learn that she began her photographic career in Cleveland, taking many photographs of my great city, from the steel mills to the gardens, bridges and buildings. I went deeper and discovered her lifetime of work which I fell in love with and now share with you.

The photos here and on my online archive are courtesy from the following books:

  • Margaret Bourke-White, The Photography of Design 1927-1936, Stephen Bennet Phillips
  • Margaret Bourke-White, Photographs 1904-1971, Introduction by Terrence Heath
  • Margaret Bourke-White, The Cleveland Years  1927-1930 , The New Gallery of Contemporary Art – Cleveland Ohio


Note: all captions are for photos from left to right
Oliver Chilled Plow
, Plow Blades 1930
Royal Typewriter 1932
Otis Steel, 200 Tons, Ladle 1928
Industrial Cable 1930

        

Lincoln Electric, Sparks 1929
International Harvester, Welding Parts 1933
Chesterfield Cigarette, Barrels, early 1930’s

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