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Lot 349: (COTTON MILL/HOTROOM EXPERIMENTS) An album with 25 curious photographs depicting employees of a cotton mill in Montmorency, Canada and
25 October 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
(COTTON MILL/HOTROOM EXPERIMENTS)
An album with 25 curious photographs depicting employees of a cotton mill in Montmorency, Canada and "hotroom experiments" at Laval University.
With the first section showing 8 scenes of workers having lunch, spinning cotton, and socializing. The second section exhibits men exercising in the "hotroom," and checking each other's pulse, as well as 13 clinical full-body portraits of men and one woman in bathing suits and under garments. Silver prints, the images measuring 9 1/2x3 5/8 inches (24.1x9.2 cm.) (13) and 8x10 inches (20.3x25.4 cm.) (12), mounted recto/verso to black pages. Oblong 4to, black leatherette, with a handwritten label affixed to the front cover. 1948-49
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