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Rocking Chair

Accession Number
1983/1.295.5

Title
Rocking Chair

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 1/8 in x 11 in (35.88 cm x 27.94 cm);4 1/2 in x 5 3/4 in (11.43 cm x 14.61 cm);19 5/16 in x 14 5/16 in (49.05 cm x 36.35 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of the Marvin Felheim Collection

Subject matter
One of 12 prints that comprise the "Bodie" portfolio, this photograph of a rocking chair on the front porch of an abandoned house encapsulates the spirit of this ghost town in Bodie, California. After a boom in the 1870s and 80s, Bodie continued to decline into the twentieth century until it was abandoned completely. The empty rocking chair, perched precariously at the edge of a dilapidated porch, with weeds growing in the yard in front of it, functions as an emblem or spectre of this formerly bustling gold town. 

Physical Description
Photograph of a rocking chair on the front porch of a house.

Primary Object Classification
Photograph

Collection Area
Photography

Rights
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Keywords
abandoned buildings
flowers
ghost towns
gold towns
grass
house
modern and contemporary art
porches
rocking chairs

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