The former Bryant's Grocery, Money, Mississippi

A work made of chromogenic print, from the series "on this site: landscape in memoriam," edition 1 of 7.

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  • A work made of chromogenic print, from the series "on this site: landscape in memoriam," edition 1 of 7.

Date:

June 1994

Artist:

Joel Sternfeld
American, born 1944

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Artist

Joel Sternfeld

Title

The former Bryant's Grocery, Money, Mississippi

Origin

United States

Date

1994

Medium

Chromogenic print, from the series "On This Site: Landscape in Memoriam," edition 1 of 7

Inscriptions

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

Dimensions

47.3 x 59.6 cm (image/paper); 63.3 x 76.3 cm (mount)

Credit Line

Gift of Jeanne and Richard S. Press

Reference Number

1998.843

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