Untitled (Electric Fan Drawing Smoke)

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  • Harold E. Edgerton, Untitled (Electric Fan Drawing Smoke), 1934, gelatin silver print, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum Purchase, 1991.11

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Harold Edgerton was a pioneer in photographing fast-paced events invisible to the naked eye. Using strobe lights that could flash up to 120 times a second, he tracked the motion of all kinds of human and mechanical operations, such as the movement of air through the blades of a fan. He combined his photographic career, including collaborations with industrial clients and the United States government, with a teaching career in electrical engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

A Democracy of Images: Photographs from the Smithsonian American Art Museum, 2013
Untitled (Electric Fan Drawing Smoke)
Not on view
sheet: 10 x 7 3/4 in. (25.4 x 19.7 cm.)
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Smithsonian American Art Museum

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gelatin silver print
  • Still life – other – appliance
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