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Photograph by:
Morris Engel, American, 1918 - 2005  Search this
Subject of:
Unidentified Man or Men  Search this
Signed by:
Morris Engel, American, 1918 - 2005  Search this
Medium:
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions:
H x W (Image): 10 3/16 × 13 1/8 in. (25.9 × 33.3 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 10 5/8 × 13 5/8 in. (27 × 34.6 cm)
Type:
gelatin silver prints
portraits
Place depicted:
Harlem, New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1937
Description:
A black and white photograph of an unidentified man selling merchandise in Harlem, New York. The man is featured at the center of the photograph. He is visible from the upper chest and is looking through a small opening. On either side of the man there are jars filled with a variety of objects. Below the man there are advertisements for Brown's Mule Chew, Days Work Chew, and Honey Cut Chew. Below the advertisements there are numerous objects on a shelf. Some of the objects are balm, Luden's Cough Drops, guns, packages, and cans. The back of the photograph is signed by photographer Morris Engel.
Topic:
African American  Search this
Business  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 the Orkin/Engel Film and Photo Archive
Object number:
2017.48.1
Restrictions & Rights:
© Orkin/Engel Film and Photo Archive
Permission required for use. Proper usage is the responsibility of the user.
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Collection title:
Orkin/Engel Film and Photo Archive Collection
Portfolio/Series:
Harlem Document
Classification:
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5eb788959-cdd8-440b-a974-c5430dc7ed00
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2017.48.1