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Shop Fronts

Accession Number
1983/1.295.4

Title
Shop Fronts

Artist(s)
George A. Tice

Artist Nationality
American (North American)

Object Creation Date
1965, printed 1971

Medium & Support
gelatin silver print on paper

Dimensions
14 ⅛ in x 11 in (35.88 cm x 27.94 cm);19 3/10 in x 14 ⅜ in (49.05 cm x 36.51 cm);5 3/10 in x 4 ½ in (13.49 cm x 11.43 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of the Marvin Felheim Collection

Subject matter
One of 12 photographs that comprise a portfolio entitled "Bodie," this image depicts two shingled, wooden buildings—now abandoned—that served as shops during the heyday of the nineteenth-century gold mining town Bodie, California. Tice depicts the buildings frontally, with just a strip of grass and the outline of the sky behind the two structures, and has framed them so that the far right and left edges are cut off. This compositional choice focuses attention on the geometric shapes of the buildings' frames, as well as their surface textures, and further flattens them against the cloudless sky.

Physical Description
Photograph of the façades of two wooden buildings.

Primary Object Classification
Photograph

Collection Area
Photography

Rights
If you are interested in using an image for a publication, please visit http://umma.umich.edu/request-image for more information and to fill out the online Image Rights and Reproductions Request Form.

Keywords
buildings
doors
ghost towns
gold towns
mining towns
modern and contemporary art
shingle
storefronts
vernacular architecture
window

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