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A Photo and a Print

August 21, 2013

Among the photos my cousin Fannie took in the 1930s, one stood out for me. It was a picture of Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco.

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This photo reminds me of this print made by German artist Sella Hasse in 1916. It’s called “Board Carriers” and it’s plate 4 of 7 in a series titled “Rhythm of Work.”

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They both have a quiet reflection in them, depicting both the beauty and exposing the difficulty of the collective labor.

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