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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2.2002.1575
People
Marion Post Wolcott, American (Montclair, New Jersey 1910 - 1990 Santa Barbara, California)
Title
Negro using outside colored stairway to enter movie theatre, Belzoni, Missisissippi
Other Titles
Former Title: "Negro" using outside "colored" stairway to enter movie theatre, Belzoni, Missisissippi
Classification
Photographs
Work Type
photograph
Date
1939, printed later
Places
Creation Place: North America, United States, Mississippi
Culture
American
Physical Descriptions
Technique
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions
22.2 x 29.8 cm (8 3/4 x 11 3/4 in.)
sheet: 27.8 x 35.4 cm (10 15/16 x 13 15/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: verso, b. center in graphite: Marion Post Wolcott
  • inscription: Yes, verso, top center, graphite, signed, in artist's hand: "Negro" using outside "colored" stairway to enter movie theatre [over] Belzoni, Miss. [over] 1939 [over] Archivally processed [over] Selenium toned [over] 30577M-2 [over] Marion Post Wolcott
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Transfer from the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Gift of Wolcott Community Management
Accession Year
2011
Object Number
2.2002.1575
Division
Modern and Contemporary Art
Contact
am_moderncontemporary@harvard.edu
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Exhibition History

A New Kind of Historical Evidence: Photographs from The Carpenter Center Collection, Harvard University Art Museums, Fogg Art Museum, 08/06/2005 - 10/30/2005

Vision and Justice: The Art of Citizenship, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 08/27/2016 - 01/08/2017

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