PhotographerSigismund Blumann

CountryUnited States

MediumGelatin Silver


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California, Geology, Marine, Seashore, Supports


Image Dimensions: 20.8 x 16.4 | 25.3 x 20.1 cm glossy, gelatin silver print
Support Dimensions: none

Associated Blog Posts:

California Pipe Dreamer

Depicting jagged rocks and crashing waves, most likely taken along the Pacific coastline, this image was reproduced as a large halftone accompanying a poem of the same title for the April, 1927 issue of Camera Craft magazine. (p.177)




By Sigismund Blumann


The drowned and dead, now turned to stone,

Stand watching by the shore

And you may hear them through the night,

From set of sun to morning light,

As they shall do for evermore,

Weep as they watch, and moan.

print notes verso: this is a vintage production print by Blumann for an unknown publication. Several marks including one in blue editor’s pencil indicating:   ⟵ 3 ⟶   along lower margin for number of page columns photograph would be published ;  in graphite: 4544/10


Provenance: Sigismund Blumann’s grandson.