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Creator Name: Bosse, Henry P.
Creator Nationality: North American; American
Creator Role: photographer
Creator Dates/Places: 1844 - 1903
Gender: M
Creator Name-CRT: Henry P. Bosse
Title: Pine Bend
View: front
Creation Start Date: 1891
Creation End Date: 1891
Creation Date: 1891
Object Type: Photographs
Materials and Techniques: Cyanotype
Dimensions: H.10-3/8 x W.13 in. (oval, image)
Inscriptions: TITLE, DATE
AMICA Contributor: The Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Owner Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
ID Number: 95.2
Credit Line: The Alfred and Ingrid Lenz Harrison Fund

This scene shows the Mississippi River at Pine Bend, Minnesota (hidden off to the left), about 12 miles south of Saint Paul. Henry P. Bosse aimed his camera north to capture the graceful curve of the river, numerous wing dams, and a distant horizon. The slender wing dams, perpendicular to the river's banks, were built by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to maintain a minimum river depth for steamboat passage. Working for the Corps, Bosse photographed the Mississippi between Minneapolis and Saint Louis, producing oval-shaped images as cyanotypes, the same process architects use today for blueprints.

Component Measured: oval image
Measurement Unit: in
AMICA Library Year: 1998
Media Metadata Rights: ?The Minneapolis Institute of Arts

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