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STIEGLITZ, Alfred.

The Steerage.

Stock Code
92035
1907
£12,500

In June 1907, Stieglitz and his family sailed to Europe to visit relatives and friends. They booked 1st class tickets on the SS Kaiser Wilhelm II, one of the largest and fastest ships in the world at that time. According to Stieglitz, sometime after their third day of travel, he went for a walk around the ship and came upon a viewpoint that looked down toward the lower class passengers area, known on most ships as the steerage. The scene Stieglitz captured is in fact a cultural document of an important period when many immigrants were coming to America. But this photo was taken on a cruise going to Europe from America, and so the poor people captured in the photo were most likely those who were turned away by U.S. Immigration officials and were forced to go back to Europe. Although some of the passengers might have been rejected

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Description

Small format photogravure on Japanese tissue paper, (192 x 152 mm), mounted (size with mount 367 x 299 mm).

Bibliography

Stieglitz, Camera Work 36.

Stock ID:92035

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