Aging and the Elderly

Murray Riss
Brooklyn, N.Y., from "Photographs Rhode Island School of Design"
gelatin silver print on paper
4 1/2 in. x 6 5/8 in. ( 11.5 cm x 16.9 cm )
Gift of The Morris and Beverly Baker Foundation, in memory of Morris D. Baker, a graduate of The University of Michigan School of Architecture, 1952
This photograph depicts a uniformed man and a group of children standing in a field, a makeshift hut behind them.
Alen MacWeeney
Chimney Sweep and Children, Ireland
gelatin silver print on paper
19 13/16 in x 15 15/16 in (50.4 cm x 40.5 cm);18 1/8 in x 22 3/16 in (46.04 cm x 56.36 cm)
Gift of Carl W. Melcher
Elliott Erwitt
Photographer, Herat, Afganistan, from "Recent Developments"
gelatin silver print on paper
11 in. x 14 in. ( 27.9 cm x 35.5 cm )
Gift of Lawrence and Carol Zicklin
Gerald Parker
People Waiting for a Bus (bus driver yawning)
gelatin silver print on paper
10 1/2 in. x 10 7/16 in. ( 26.6 cm x 26.5 cm )
Gift of the artist
An organ grinder and a young girl perform on a Paris street.
Eugène Atget
Street Musicians
gold-toned gelatin silver print on paper
10 in x 13 in (25.4 cm x 33.02 cm)
Museum Purchase
An elderly couple seated on a park bench with pigeons at their feet. There is a close-up of a hand on the left hand side that is feeding a white pigeon, mid-air.
Louis Stettner
Paris, Jardin du Luxembourg (Elderly Couple Feeding Birds)
gelatin silver print on paper
13 1/2 in. x 13 3/4 in. ( 34.29 cm x 34.93 cm )
Gift of Will and Joanne Potter
Ivan Albright
Fleeting Time Thou Hast Left Me Old
lithograph on paper
13 4/5 in x 9 ⅝ in (35.08 cm x 24.45 cm);22 1/16 in x 18 ⅛ in (56.04 cm x 46.04 cm);17 3/16 in x 12 ⅝ in (43.66 cm x 32.07 cm)
Museum Purchase
A painting of a rural, rather secluded homestead.  The property is surrounded by woods.  There is a woman who is pulling water from a well and child awaiting the arrival of her grandparents.  The elder couple has just arrived onto the property of their family, still standing at the threshold of the forest path and the grounds of the home, and are greeted by a small dog.  To the right is a simple barn with a thatched roof where a horse and presumably other animals are kept.  The yard is full of activity - a group of chicken and a rooster pick at food from the ground while nearby a chicken looks after a group of chicks.  To the right of the scene, between the edge of the house and the well are a few duks looking around.
Anton Heinrich Dieffenbach
The Arrival of Grandfather and Grandmother
oil on canvas
41 1/2 in x 51 1/4 in (105.41 cm x 130.18 cm);51 3/4 in x 61 in (131.45 cm x 154.94 cm)
Gift of Keren and Mark Kalimian
Four men from the chest up at an angle. There is an older man in the front, looking off into the distance. Behind him is a taller man wearing a black cap. There are trees and buildings in the far background.
Louis Stettner
gelatin silver print on paper
11 x 14 in. ( 27.94 x 35.56 cm )
Gift of Thomas Wilson '79 and Jill Garling '80
Older man in a suit and cap seated on a bench, his head is down.There are palm trees in the background and the city skyline of buildings.
Louis Stettner
NYC (Man on Bench)
gelatin silver print on paper
20 in. x 16 in. ( 50.8 cm x 40.64 cm )
Gift of Will and Joanne Potter
A close-up portrait of an older woman with light hair and a knitted striped cap. She is looking ahead and smiling.
Louis Stettner
Portrait of Woman in Cap, from "Bowery Series, NYC"
gelatin silver print on paper
16 in. x 20 in. ( 40.64 cm x 50.8 cm )
Gift of Will and Joanne Potter
A portrait of two men and a dog. The man on the left is wearing a hat and white shirt; he has a large moustache. The older man to the right is wearing a plaid button down shirt.
Shelby Lee Adams
Lincoln, Maw and Shorty
gelatin silver print on paper
11 in x 14 in (27.94 cm x 35.56 cm)
Gift from the Collection of David S. Rosen MD, MPH


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44 Collection Object Sources

Street Musicians (1974/1.120)
London (2013/2.333)
Shoemaker (1981/2.7)
Untitled (1990/2.61)
Self-Portrait (2012/2.212)
Self-portrait (1983/2.42)
Untitled (1983/2.150)
New York City (1981/2.65.6)
Old Age (2001/2.127)
Merce Cunningham (2009/1.489)
Self-Portrait (1948/1.67)

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