Milk Bottles: Spring by Edward Steichen (1915)

The photograph “Milk Bottles: Spring” was taken by the artist Edward Steichen in New York, 1915. The image captures an outdoor scene focusing on a sole milk bottle sitting on a railing. The photograph features the bottle prominently in the foreground with its translucency and shape standing out against the darker, gritty backdrop of the urban environment. In the background, one can see the fire escapes and brick walls of nearby buildings, creating a contrast between the organic curves of the bottle and the straight, rigid lines of the man-made structures. Bare branches possibly indicating the early spring extend across the frame, adding a natural element to a scene dominated by the hard features of city architecture.

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