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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2.2002.1572
People
Marion Post Wolcott, American (Montclair, New Jersey 1910 - 1990 Santa Barbara, California)
Title
Cashiers Paying Off Cotton Pickers, Marcella Plantation, Mileston, Mississippi
Classification
Photographs
Work Type
photograph
Date
1939, printed later
Places
Creation Place: North America, United States, Mississippi
Culture
American
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/157798
Physical Descriptions
Technique
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions
image: 22.5 x 30.2 cm (8 7/8 x 11 7/8 in.)
sheet: 27.7 x 35.3 cm (10 7/8 x 13 7/8 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: verso, below center, in graphite: Marion Post Wolcott
  • inscription: verso, above center, in graphite: Cashiers Paying Off Cotton Pickers, Marcella Plantation, Mileston, Mississippi
    1939
    Archivally processed
    Selenium toned
    52908-D
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
2.2002.1572
Division
Modern and Contemporary Art
Contact
am_moderncontemporary@harvard.edu
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Publication History

Colleen Walsh, "Taking it all personally: Carpenter Center show reflects racial disparities that helped fuel James Baldwin's writing", Harvard Gazette (Cambridge, MA, 2018)

Exhibition History

Photography and Social Change in James Baldwin’s America, Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Cambridge, 09/13/2018 - 12/30/2018

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