37¢ The Octopus
by Alvin Langdon Coburn
Masters of American Photography
Issue Date: June 13, 2002
City: San Diego, CA
Printed By: American Packaging Corporation for Sennett Security Products
Printing Method: Photogravure
Perforations: Serpentine Die Cut 10.5 x 10.75
The Masters of American Photography pane marks the end of the Classic Collection Series that began in 1994 with the Legends of the West. Works by twenty renowned American photographers are displayed on this pane in chronological order. The selvage shows a photo taken by William Henry Jackson or by one of his assistants. These artists combined daring, craftsmanship, and creativity to enlarge our view of America and the American people.
Alvin Langdon Coburn (1882-1966) lived and worked in England most of his life. His soft-focus views of London and New York established him as the finest photographer of urban landscapes of his time.