Industrial sites across the United States boomed in the early 20th century as economic growth swelled and citizens transitioned to urban life. These prints, all by Adolf Dehn, represent this industry for not only America but across the globe.
'Factory' portrays the desolation of industrial New York along the East River in 1929 that Dehn experienced firsthand.
'Minneapolis Grain Elevator' highlights a common structure in Dehn's home state of Minnesota during 1930, many of which now stand abandoned.
The mountain in 'Commodore Peak' is found in eastern Australia, where the open-pit Commodore Coal Mine still resides. Mining buildings with wooden fences and reinforcements can be spotted within the lithograph.
- Commodore Mine. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commodore_Mine
- Lumsdaine, J. P., O'Sullivan, T., & Dehn, A. (1987). The prints of Adolf Dehn: A catalogue raisonné. St. Paul: Minnesota Historical Society Press. 12.