Sale 2583 | Lot 31
(FRANCE--WORLD WAR I)
An album entitled Usine [Factory] André Citroën, with 59 photographs of the munitions plant and its employees.
The album documenting the André Citroën Factory, from March-October 1915, after Citroën persuaded the French Army of the importance of mass-producing munitions. The album with 59 large photographs of the factory, including proto-modernist displays of shell casings, workers operating oversized machinery and furnaces, female laborers in the control section organizing the munitions for shipment, stockpiles of lead, the stamping workshop, a view of indigent rural shacks and plots adjacent to the factory and its grounds, in addition to demolition and expansion of the facilities. Silver prints, the images measuring 8x10 inches (21.3x27.6 cm.), double mounted, the largest 11¾x16¾ inches (29.8x42.5 cm.), each with the printed "André Citroën, ingénieur constructeur" notation, date, descriptive caption, and location, on mount recto. Small oblong folio, contemporary sheep over boards, gilt-lettered title and gilt-ruled covers with decorative border; gilt edges. 1915