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Photograph by:
Frank Espada, Puerto Rican, 1930 - 2014  Search this
Subject of:
Unidentified Child or Children  Search this
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
H x W: 7 × 10 in. (17.8 × 25.4 cm)
gelatin silver prints
Place depicted:
East New York, New York City, Kings County, New York, United States, North and Central America
A silver gelatin print depicting a black-and-white image of four kids in a doorway of a building on Blake Avenue, New York City. Three of the children are standing side by side in front of the door frame, with the child in the middle wrapping her arms around the other two’s shoulders. The fourth child is standing in front of the middle child. They all are wearing clothes for cold weather with layered shirts under their jackets, long pants, and closed toed shoes. The three boys, the two flanking in the back and the one in the front center, are all wearing hats with a bill and attached earmuffs made of visibly different material. The young girl in the middle has a scarf around her head.
There are no inscriptions on the front of the photograph. There are numerical inscriptions on the back in red pencil and graphite.
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 purchased with funds provided by the Smithsonian Latino Initiatives Pool, administered by the Smithsonian Latino Center
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Restrictions & Rights:
© Estate of Frank Espada
Permission required for use. Proper usage is the responsibility of the user.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture