Cincinnati: From Kentucky by Max Pollak

Cincinnati: From Kentucky by Max Pollak

Cincinnati: From Kentucky

Max Pollak

Title

Cincinnati: From Kentucky

 
Artist

Max Pollak

  1886 - 1970 (biography)
Year
1938  
Technique
etching and color aquatint 
Image Size
12 3/4 x 10 5/8" platemark 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
1 of 75  
Annotations
pencil titled in lower left corner, bears red stamp "F.P.C." for Friedl Pollak Collection 
Reference
 
Paper
ivory wove similie vellum 
State
published 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
PAKU129 
Price
$1,800.00 
Description

Before settling permanently in Northern California in 1938 Max and Freidl Pollak traveled across the United States and Max chronicled their journey in a number of color aquatints of New York, Detroit, Michigan and Cincinatti, Ohio.

This is a view of Cincinnati, Ohio from the Kentucky side of the Ohio River. The Roebling Suspension Bridge, shown at left, links Cincinatti and Covington, Kentucky. Built in 1866 it was the longest suspension bridge in the world.

The tall building behind the brick warehouses was the Union Central Tower and Central Trust Building. The tallest building is the 49-story Carew Tower completed in 1930 in the heart of downtown Cincinnati. This Deco-inspired building was once the tallest skyscraper in Cincinnati.