blackwing pencils (box) - vol 344 dorothea lange

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At the beginning of the 20th century, photos were captured and developed using chemical and physical reactions. This beautiful mix of science and creativity elevated photography to an art form long before it was widely regarded as such. The results of this artistic process are photographs that have a deep connection to not only the photographer and subject, but the environment.

In 1936, while working for the Farm Security Administration, Dorothea Lange took one of the most recognizable photographs in American history. “Migrant Mother” captures the essence of Depression-era America in the form of a 32-year old working mother of seven in Nipomo, CA. This image is one of the most striking examples of photography’s ability to capture emotion and tell a story.

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About Blackwing

Developed in 1930, some of the most legendary Grammy, Emmy, Pulitzer and Academy Award winners have created with Blackwing pencils. This includes John Steinbeck, Stephen Sondheim, and Chuck Jones who proudly used Blackwings to create Bugs Bunny and countless other Looney Tunes characters. In 1998, after several corporate acquisitions, the Blackwing was discontinued, but not forgotten. In fact, fans began paying as much as $40 on eBay for a single Blackwing pencil. Artists from around the world urged Palomino brands, another premium pencil brand to pick up the iconic brand...And they did! Today, many claim the Blackwing to be the best writing utensil in this world.

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