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The former Bryant's Grocery, Money, Mississippi, from the series "On This Site: Landscape in Memoriam"

A work made of chromogenic print.

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  • A work made of chromogenic print.


June 1994


Joel Sternfeld
American, born 1944

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Joel Sternfeld


The former Bryant's Grocery, Money, Mississippi, from the series "On This Site: Landscape in Memoriam"


United States (Artist's nationality:)

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Made 1994


Chromogenic print


1 of 7


Unmarked recto; inscribed verso, on mount, along bottom edge, in black ink: JS.192.2 3/7 The former Bryant's Grocery, Money Mississippi, June 1994 N-June 1994 / P-September 1996 Joel Sternfeld In 1955, Emmett Till, a fourteen-year-old boy from Chicago, was visiting relatives near Money, Mississippi. Anxious to show new friends that he knew how to talk to white women, Till said, “Bye, baby”, to Carolyn Bryant as he left this store. Three days later, Bryant’s husband, Roy, and his half-brother, J.W. Milam, kidnapped, tortured, and killed Till. Milam and Bryant were found not guilty by an all-male, all-white jury. The deliberations lasted a little over an hour. From the series, On This Site: Landscape in Memoriam


Image/paper: 47.3 × 59.6 cm (18 5/8 × 23 1/2 in.); Mount: 63.3 × 76.3 cm (24 15/16 × 30 1/16 in.)

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Gift of Jeanne and Richard S. Press

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