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Gordon C. Abbott, American, (1882–1951)
Magueyes, No. 2, c. 1945
Silver gelatin print on Paper
13 3/4 in. x 10 3/4 in. (34.93 cm. x 27.31 cm.)

Object Type: Photography
Technique: Black & white photography
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Gordon C. Abbott
Accession Number: PH16

"Magueyes is a close-up silver gelatin print of several maguey plants, also known as agave. Magueyes are native to Mexico and have been nicknamed, “Century Plants,” due to their habit of only rarely flowering. The tight framing of the print lends the sharply spiny plant a delicate, lacy quality. The bodies of the magueyes become blooms in their own right, rising with an architectural integrity toward the sky."

By Kelly Boyd, Academic Year Wilson Intern, FA 2010

"American Photography, 1920-1945", Lang Gallery, 11/6/88-12/18/88
"Photography x3: Selections from the Permanent Collection", Montgomery Gallery, 3/1/83-4/6/83

In pencil on verso: "Scripps College Ph16
Gordon C. Abbott

Black and white bromide photograph, matted.

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