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Hot Pigs, Otis Steel Mills, Cleveland
Gelatin silver print
18 1/4 x 14 1/16 ins
© Margaret Bourke-White Estate
Bourke-White's romantic admiration of functional architecture can be seen in her later pictures for Fortune and Life magazines. Bourke-White wrote: "To me . . . Industrial forms were all the more beautiful because they were never designed to be beautiful. They had a simplicity of line that came from their direct application of purpose. Industry . . . Had evolved an unconscious beauty often a hidden beauty that was waiting to be discovered."
Margaret Bourke-White, Portrait of Myself (New York: Simon and Schuster, 1963), 49.