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A Stratostat before Take-Off into the Stratosphere
Before the Take-Off
Ivan Mikhaylovich Shagin (Russian, 1904–1982)
Sheet: 31.4 x 47.5 cm (12 3/8 x 18 11/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Photograph, silver print
Not On View
Affixed to verso: Photographer's credit and title on label of the Society for Cultural Relations with Foreign Countries [USSR]
Private collector; from whom purchased Paul M. Hertzmann, Inc.; from whom purchased by the MFA, 27 June 2007.
Ernest Wadsworth Longfellow Fund