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Two Small Binders with Black & White Photographs showing the work in progress of the addition to the Burroughs Adding Machine Company's boiler house by Albert Kahn Associates.

Detroit 1948 Binder #1: oblong 8 x 11, boards with cloth covers corners and spine, 26 linen backed photographs 7.5 x 9.5, by Manning Bros., lower right corners have a "box" lists the name of project, etc. Covers warped, spine heavily spotted, first photo is spotted with some creasing, back of last photo is spotted, all the photos are curled else good. Binder #2: oblong 8 x 11.5, boards with cloth cover, label inside of Baker Art Studio, 11 linen backed photos 7.5 x 9.5, three by Manning Bros, one by Baker Art Studio, remainder unidentified, three non linen backed photos, 8 x 10, one by Remington Studios and remainder are unidentified. Covers worn, soiled, frayed, six photos are bound in, remainder loose, light scratches/wear, loose photos have chipping, edge wear and soiling on reverse, soiling on back of last bound-in photo, typed notes on the back of two of the loose photos, the non linen backed photos have spotting, creasing, small tears. In 1904, Joesph Boyer, president of the Burroughs Adding Machine Company, commissioned Albert Kahn to build a factory for his business which was to be located on Second Avenue in Detroit. A short time after completion, Kahn received another commission, this time for fireproof additions. In late January of 1948, Albert Kahn Associates (Kahn died in 1942) started work on the addition to Burroughs' boiler house. All the photos, most are dated, relate directly to this project except for two of the loose photos, which show the flagpole being attached to Burroughs building, a handwritten note attached from D.M. Smith in advertising to a Mr. Platt saying that these are the photos he promised him. In the background of two of the photos in Binder #1 the Fisher Bldg, another Albert Kahn design, can be clearly seen. A total of 40 photos.


Book Id: 98-1084

Price: $495.00

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