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Criss-Crossed Conveyors Ford Plant
Gelatin silver print
10 x 8 ins
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
© The Lane Collection
Sheeler summed up his analytical picturemaking method by stating: "I favor the picture that is planned and executed with the same consideration for its parts within the complete design as is necessary in the building of a watch or an aeroplane."
Archives of American Art, Charles Sheeler Papers, 4 pp., n.d., Reel NSH-1. Quoted in Merrill Schleier, The Skyscraper in American Art, 1890-1931 (New York: Da Capo Press, republication, 1986), 80.
For an analysis of this photograph: Juliet Hacking (ed.), 2012, Photography: The Whole Story, (Prestel), pp. 206-207