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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:)

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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

Extended information about this artwork

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