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Girl at Gee's Bend, Alabama

Black-and-white photograph of a black girl in profile looking out the window of log cabin, eyes partially closed, toward an open shutter covered in tattered newspaper advertisements, one featuring an image of a white woman. The girl's hair is in braids, her light shirt slightly dirty.

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  • Black-and-white photograph of a black girl in profile looking out the window of log cabin, eyes partially closed, toward an open shutter covered in tattered newspaper advertisements, one featuring an image of a white woman. The girl's hair is in braids, her light shirt slightly dirty.

Date:

1937

Artist:

Arthur Rothstein
American, 1915–1985

About this artwork

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Photography and Media

Artist

Arthur Rothstein

Title

Girl at Gee's Bend, Alabama

Place

United States (Artist's nationality)

Date

Made 1937

Medium

Gelatin silver print

Dimensions

Image: 22.6 × 30.4 cm (8 15/16 × 12 in.); Paper: 27.8 × 35.5 cm (11 × 14 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Elizabeth and Frederick Myers

Reference Number

1983.1542

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