General Store,Morgan Park, MN #,Industrial Suburb3, 1918, Lithograph. Dean & Dean.
A Beautifully Detailed, Original Lithograph of General Stores Buildings, with Offices Above, Morgan Park, Minnesota, An Industrial Suburb, No. 3. EARLY PHOTOGRAPH. Dean & Dean, Architect(s.) From the American Architect, (June 26, 1918.) Reverse side has another view of a house in the Park and first textual description page describing community. Morgan Park was a "planned community" near Duluth, Minnesota built in the early 1900's to house steel workers and their families. NOTE: we have several other views of this community on eBay.
This picture is extremely hard to find. The American Architect had a very small circulation during this time and these original lithographs only appeared in a very limited number of issues that were distributed to a few prominent architects. It measures 8.5 by 11.75 inches. Has a mat border and foam core backing (not attached to the picture). The whole picture measures approximately 12 by 16 inches (with border). Extraordinary detail in this early photographic print. Shrink wrapped.
Plan is in VG+ condition with browning around the edges and light crinkling.
This is a highly unusual, scarce item. See our other auctions for more original pictures from this era.