About This Image

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

The following text is 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"

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Hanging Preying Mantises with Stick(Preying Mantis series #4)
Margaret Bourke-White Hanging Preying Mantises with Stick(Preying Mantis series #4)

Price $3,000

Main Image

Ref.# 6441

Medium Gelatin Silver Print

Photo Date c. 1939  Print Date c. 1939

Dimensions 13.25 x 10 in. (337 x 254 mm)

Photo Country United States (USA)

Photographer Country United States (USA)


Charles Schwartz

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Phone 1-212-534-4496

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