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Photograph by:
Builder Levy, American, born 1942  Search this
Subject of:
Unidentified Child or Children  Search this
platinum on photographic paper with museum board (matting)
H x W (Overall): 18 1/8 × 14 in. (46 × 35.6 cm)
H x W (Image): 12 × 8 1/2 in. (30.5 × 21.6 cm)
platinum prints
Place captured:
DeKalb Avenue, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
1965; printed 2015
A black and white, candid, platinum photographic print of a young girl on DeKalb Avenue in Brooklyn, New York. The girl is featured standing in the doorway of a storefront. Her body faces the store entrance, but her torso and head face the camera. Her head looks down to the sidewalk. She is wearing a shirt, skirt, and sneakers. The door to the store is propped open behind the young girl and has lettering that reads: [KINGFISH]. The back of the photograph has the photographer's signature, the title, and the date of capture, negative, and print.
African American  Search this
Children  Search this
Communities  Search this
Photography  Search this
Urban life  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Builder Levy
Object number:
Restrictions & Rights:
© Builder Levy
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National Museum of African American History and Culture