Pittsburgh Smoke Stacks by Alvin Langdon Coburn (1910)

The photograph titled “Pittsburgh Smoke Stacks” was captured by artist Alvin Langdon Coburn in the year 1910. The image is a black-and-white photograph depicting an industrial scene of multiple smokestacks emanating billowing smoke against a hazy sky. The composition includes a building on the left and piles of what could be industrial waste or materials in the foreground. The central focus of the photograph is the reflective surface, likely a window pane, which bisects the image diagonally, creating a mirrored effect of the smokestacks and thus intensifying the industrial atmosphere captured in the shot. The reflection adds an artistic dimension to the otherwise stark and grimy reality of the early 20th-century industrial environment.

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