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Girl at Gee's Bend, Alabama [Artelia Bendolph]

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:

April 1937

Artist:

Arthur Rothstein
American, 1915–1985

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Artist

Arthur Rothstein

Title

Girl at Gee's Bend, Alabama [Artelia Bendolph]

Origin

United States

Date

Made 1937

Medium

Gelatin silver print

Dimensions

18 × 24.4 cm (image); 20.7 × 25.4 cm (paper)

Credit Line

Through prior gift of Simon and Bonnie Levin

Reference Number

2018.386

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