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Photograph by:
Gaston L. DeVigne II, American, 1913 - 2003  Search this
Subject of:
Unidentified Child or Children  Search this
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
H x W (Image): 9 1/2 × 7 5/8 in. (24.1 × 19.3 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 10 × 8 1/8 in. (25.4 × 20.6 cm)
gelatin silver prints
Place captured:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America
A black-and-white photograph of two children by the photographer Gaston DeVigne II. The photo features a young boy and girl posing with a picture frame where the boy is painting the girl's face. The girl sits on a stool just to the PR of center and holds an empty picture frame on her lap. She wears a shirt with a graphic of a pioneer woman which [POLLY CROCKET]. Her hair is styled in braids and the one at the front has a white ribbon tied at the top. A young boy stands in front of her, seen in 1/4 profile and is wearing a patterned shirt with cowboy design and suspenders. He is reaching through the picture frame with his left hand and dabbing paint on the girl's chin. There is paint also visible on her left cheek. There are no inscriptions on front or back.
African American  Search this
Business  Search this
Children  Search this
Local and regional  Search this
Photography  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Gaston L. DeVigne, III in memory of his parents Gaston L. DeVigne, II and Yvonne B. DeVigne
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Restrictions & Rights:
© Gaston L. Devigne II
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Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture