Dr. Albert Schweitzer Marking Timbers by W. Eugene Smith

The photograph “Dr. Albert Schweitzer Marking Timbers,” taken by W. Eugene Smith, captures a moment during a construction project. In this black and white image, we see an older man, likely Dr. Albert Schweitzer, wearing a light-colored wide-brimmed hat and a white shirt, appearing to be marking or measuring a piece of timber with a great focus. Behind him stands another man, who appears to be observing or assisting with the work. The man behind wears a dark sleeveless top and has a muscular build, adding a dynamic of collaboration to the scene. The photograph is rich with texture and contrast, focusing on the expressions and actions of the subjects within a presumably outdoor setting, indicated by the presence of natural light and shadows.

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