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Photograph by:
Eli Reed, American, born 1946  Search this
Subject of:
Unidentified Woman or Women  Search this
Owned by:
Corcoran Gallery of Art, American, 1890 - 2014  Search this
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
H x W (image): 8 5/8 × 12 3/4 in. (21.9 × 32.4 cm)
H x W (sheet): 14 × 11 in. (35.6 × 27.9 cm)
gelatin silver prints
Place depicted:
San Francisco, California, United States, North and Central America
A black-and-white photograph of the dormitory at the Mission Rock shelter by Eli Reed. The image shows the interior of the dormitory. There are cots, covered in blankets, positioned in rows. An unidentified woman is sleeping in the left cot in the foreground. She is resting on top of a patterned blanket wearing a white sweater and dark pants. Her eyes are closed and she has a pair of folded glasses on her chest with her hands clasped over her stomach. The cot to the right is covered in a variety of stuffed animals. There are pipes visible at the top extending to the back of the room. High windows are shown above the back wall with signs for [10] and [12] below. A handwritten sign for [SOSE-BRISBANE] is between the numbers and lower down the wall. The photograph is matted.
African American  Search this
Art  Search this
Housing  Search this
Photography  Search this
Poverty  Search this
Urban life  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift from the Trustees of the Corcoran Gallery of Art (Gift of Eli Reed)
Object number:
Restrictions & Rights:
© Eli Reed/Magum Photos
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title:
Corcoran Gallery Collection
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture