Men Laying Underwater Pipes from a River Barge

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Wood engraving on tissue-thin paper.
This is a proof impression by the artist, possibly one used for reproduction one of the illustrated books, or graphic novels for which Ward is famous.
Provenance: Bernard Brussel-Smith.  Thence by descent to his son Peter.
Bernard Brussel-Smith, another famous American wood engraver of the 20th century must have known Lynd Ward.  It is unclear whether this was a gift from one colleague to another or a purchase.

Grimy glue residue from prior hinges in the top corners, away from the image, and unobtrusive once matted.

6 x 7 1/8 inches