Hammer Breaks Glass Plate, 1933

  • Harold Edgerton, American, 1903-1990

Gelatin silver print

  • Sheet: 16 × 20 inches (40.6 × 50.8 cm)

Gift of the Harold and Esther Edgerton Family Foundation

1996.204

Department

Prints, Drawings & Photographs

  • Motion
  • Gelatin silver process
  • Hammer (tool)
  • Gelatin silver print
  • Motion photograph

Signed, in pencil, on sheet, lower center, verso: Harold Edgerton

Inscribed, in pencil, on sheet, bottom right, verso: 86/90

1996, Harold and Esther Edgerton Family Foundation (Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA)

1996-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Kayafas, Gus ed. Stopping Time: The Photographs of Harold Edgerton. New York, 1987, p.46, (ill.).

Harold Edgerton, Hammer Breaks Glass Plate, 1933, gelatin silver print. Detroit Institute of Arts, Gift of the Harold and Esther Edgerton Family Foundation, 1996.204.