PSFS Building, Philadelphia
Philadelphia Savings Fund Society Building, completed 1932, Philadelphia

Lloyd Ullberg, American, 1904 - 1996

Photograph taken in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America

c. 1932-1933

Gelatin silver print

Image and sheet: 10 × 7 3/8 inches (25.4 × 18.7 cm)

Research inconclusive. Copyright may apply.

Curatorial Department:
Prints, Drawings, and Photographs

* Special Exhibition Galleries, first floor (Dorrance Galleries)

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Purchased with the Lola Downin Peck Fund, 1999

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The Philadelphia Savings Fund Society Building, completed in 1932, was the first American skyscraper to employ the language of the International Style of architecture, which includes sleek lines, austere surfaces, and asymmetrical plans. Lloyd Ullberg's photograph of the building's windowless rear office tower highlights these features.

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