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Hoist Wheel
  • Hampton F. Shirer
    1894–1977
    died: Topeka, Kansas, United States
  • Hoist Wheel, 1940
  • Where object was made: United States
  • gelatin silver print
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 24.8 x 33 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 9 3/4 x 13 in
  • Gift of Hampton F. Shirer
  • Not on display
  • 1972.0273
Description

Black-and-white image of a wooden wheel with eight spokes and a large, octagonal center. The vantage point is from the ground, looking up to the wheel. There are several broken wooden beams, horizontally on the ground, in front of the bottom of the wheel. The ground is made up of many small rocks, and there are thick, white, fluffy clouds in the background, behind and above the wheel.