Quick To Learn His New Job, Private First Class Richard W. Ashton Observes Some Of The Ducks Which He Purchased And Distributed To The Villagers To Get Them Started.  He Passed Out 1100 Ducklings With The Condition That They Would Return Half The Price Of The Ducks When They Sold The Ducks, Allowing Him To Repeat The Procedure. (U.s. Army Photo)
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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2007.184.1.107
People
Gordon W. Gahan, American (New York, New York 1945 - 1984 St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands)
Title
Quick to learn his new job, Private First Class Richard W. Ashton observes some of the ducks which he purchased and distributed to the villagers to get them started. He passed out 1100 ducklings with the condition that they would return half the price of the ducks when they sold the ducks, allowing him to repeat the procedure. (U.S. Army Photo)
Classification
Photographs
Work Type
photograph
Date
July 1967
Places
Creation Place: Southeast Asia, Vietnam
Culture
American
Physical Descriptions
Technique
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions
image: 11.3 x 16.5 cm (4 7/16 x 6 1/2 in.)
sheet: 12.6 x 17.9 cm (4 15/16 x 7 1/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • (not assigned): Stamped on verso: Photo courtesy of Information Office U.S. Army Vietnam
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Barbara Robinson
Accession Year
2007
Object Number
2007.184.1.107
Division
Modern and Contemporary Art
Contact
am_moderncontemporary@harvard.edu
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Subjects and Contexts

Gordon Ward Gahan Collection

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