Section of aluminum truss for the 42 foot replica of the Sistine Chapel in the Life Magazine exhibition Illuminations of fifty great paintings
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1 photographic print : b&w ; 25 x 21 cm.
Identification on attachment on verso (typewritten): Curved hollow-tube aluminum trusses support the lighting fixtures for the enlarged transparencies of the Sistine Chapel ceiling, part of the exhibition, "Illuminations of fifty great paintings." Diagonal struts for additional strength are shown being clamped into position before welding. Aluminum parts for the Sistine ceiling structure were made by Treitel-Gratz company, New York.
Section of aluminum truss for the 42 foot replica of the Sistine Chapel in the Life Magazine exhibition Illuminations of fifty great paintings, 1956 / Edward Kasper, photographer. American Federation of Arts records, 1895-1993, bulk 1909-1969. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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