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Water Running onto Paint Can
  • Dr. Harold Eugene Edgerton
    1903–1990
    born: Fremont, Nebraska, United States ; died: Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States ; active: United States
  • Water Running onto Paint Can, mid-late 1900s
  • Where object was made: United States
  • gelatin silver print
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 46.2 x 23.9 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 18 3/16 x 9 3/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 25 x 20 in
  • Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Richard F. Young
  • Not on display
  • 1987.0027
Description

Black-and-white image of a closed paint can underneath a running water faucet. The metal faucet is in the top of the image, and it has a white, plastic band around the spout. The water is falling directly onto the center of the top of the can of paint. The paint can is shiny metal with no label around the outside, and water is splashing down around the sides of the can.