About This Image

Signed and titled on face of mount; Museum of Modern Art Study Collection stamp and photographer's credit stamp and titled in pencil on reverse of mount.

From "The Photographs of Margaret Bourke-White" published in 1972 by the New York Graphic Society. "For years Bourke-White photographed the life cycle of these fearsome looking insects even carrying their egg cases on assignments in hopes of catching the delicate moment when they hatched. Once, while she was away, a colony hatched in her LIFE office creating near havoc when they migrated to the adjoining darkrooms".

Provenance: Museum of Modern Art.

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The First Mantis (Preying Mantis Series #1)
Margaret Bourke-White The First Mantis (Preying Mantis Series #1)

Price $3,000

Main Image

Ref.# 6439

Medium Gelatin Silver Print

Mount 20x16 inches

Photo Date c. 1939  Print Date c. 1939

Dimensions 13.25 x 9.85 in. (337 x 250 mm)

Photo Country United States (USA)

Photographer Country United States (USA)


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