Detail View: Clyfford Still Archives:

Landscape view of the Grand Coulee Dam construction in Washington
Creation Date: 
ca. 1936 - 1937
Work Creator Name: 
Still, Clyfford
Work Display Measurement: 
2 3/4 x 4 1/2 inches (6.985 x 11.43 cm)
Work Material Medium Name: 
black-and-white film
Work Material Support Name: 
Work Technique Name: 
black-and-white photography
Current Work Location Name: 
Clyfford Still Museum
Creation Location: 
Grand Coulee, Washington
Work Description: 
This black and white photograph depicts the construction of the Grand Coulee Dam in Grand Coulee, Washington. The construction of the dam began in 1933 and concluded in 1942. The partially-constructed dam appears at the left. A portion of its unfinished surface reveals its inner structure. Supported by metal scaffolding, two railroad trestles extend from the right edge of the frame toward the dam. Machinery, buildings, and construction materials line the paths at the bottom of the valley. The Columbia River winds through the landscape beyond the dam. A vast mountain range extends into the distance of the background.
Landscape view of the Grand Coulee Dam construction in Washington, ca. 1936 - 1937. Photograph by Clyfford Still. Courtesy the Clyfford Still Archives.
Work Rights Statement: 
© City and County of Denver/ ARS, NY
Image Creator Name: 
Milo Carpenter
Image Date Type: 
Image Type Format: 
Image Holding Institution: 
Clyfford Still Museum
Image Collection Name: 
Clyfford Still Archives
Image Rights Statement: 
Photo: Clyfford Still, courtesy the Clyfford Still Archives
Image Capture Hardware: 
Epson Expression 10000XL
Image Capture Operating System: 
Macintosh OS X 10.8.4
Image Cataloger Role: 
Digital Imaging Assistant