This is really a great piece. One of a small collection of early Daniel Farber (1906-1998) photographs I acquired. The works were deaccessioned from the Hood Museum at Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH. For those not familiar with the artist, his biography is listed below. His work is in the Art Institute of Chicago, The Metropolitan Museum, the Winterthur, and other major institutions. Titled on the back this is a stunning view of a New England farm. This work is actually on the website for the Art Institute of Chicago. A large dye transfer photograph measuring 13 1/4 x 19 1/4 inches. Signed and dated in pen lower verso. Photograph is on original archival board mount that measures 15 x 21 inches. Mount has some minor dings to the corners and some minor staining to the lower left margins. The mount does show some minor curving, thought that would be easily flattened with framing. Also some other inventory notes as well. There is also an original label from Dartmouth College. Really just a very fine example of this important 20th century photographers work. If you collect Farber's work or similar photographs, check my store for the other ones I have listed. Add only $5.00 more for S&H&I for each additional work you purchase. Photograph is unframed.
For those not familiar with Daniel Farber his biography from the University of Massachusetts Special Archives reads: " A businessman from Worcester, Mass., Daniel Farber (1906-1998) was among the best known photographers of early American gravestone art. Over the course of twenty years beginning in about 1970, he and his wife Jessie Lie Farber (a faculty member at Mount Holyoke College) took thousands of photographs of gravestones throughout New England and the eastern United States, eventually extending their work internationally. Interested in both the artistic and cultural value of gravestones, the Farbers were founding members of the Association for Gravestone Studies in 1976 and influenced a generation of fellow researchers in gravestone studies. Printed in 1973, the Farber Collection includes 326 black and white prints (5×7″),mounted on rag board, of of colonial and early national gravestones in Massachusetts. The towns represented, most by multiple images, include Auburn, Billerica, Boylston, Brookfield, Cambridge, Charlestown, Chelmsford, Concord. Holden, Leicester, Lexington, Marlboro, Northboro, North Brookfield, Oxford, Paxton, Rutland, Shrewsbury, Sudbury, Watertown, Wayland, and Westboro."