Detail View: Clyfford Still Archives:

View of the Grand Coulee Dam construction site in Washington
Creation Date: 
ca. 1936 - 1937
Work Creator Name: 
Still, Clyfford
Work Display Measurement: 
4 1/2 x 2 3/4 inches (11.43 x 6.985 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 Relation: 
Work Description: 
This black and white photograph depicts the construction of the Grand Coulee Dam in Grand Coulee, Washington. The dam's construction began in 1933 and concluded in 1942. A complex matrix of scaffolding, machinery, and construction materials surrounds the dam structure, which appears on the left. Several bridges and train trestles in various stages of completion extend over the dam. Railroad tracks appear in the foreground before the construction site, while a mountain projects vertically into the background of the image.
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