Social Justice and Art 1900-1928

Shack belonging to a group of ragpickers.
Eugène Atget
Ragpickers' Hut
gold-toned gelatin silver print on paper
10 in x 13 in (25.4 cm x 33.02 cm)
Museum Purchase
Two reapers at work in a field.
Eugène Atget
Faucheurs, Somme
gold-toned gelatin silver print on paper
10 in x 13 in (25.4 cm x 33.02 cm)
Museum Purchase
A view of steerage passengers gathered on two decks of a steamship. 
Alfred Stieglitz
The Steerage
photogravure on paper
15 15/16 in x 11 1/16 in (40.48 cm x 28.1 cm);22 1/16 in x 18 ⅛ in (56.04 cm x 46.04 cm);13 ⅛ in x 10 in (33.34 cm x 25.4 cm)
Museum purchase made possible by a gift from Helmut Stern
David Octavius Hill
St. Andrews, Baiting the Lines, Fishergate, from "A Series of Calotype Views of St. Andrews"
carbon print on paper
5 9/16 in x 8 11/16 in (14.1 cm x 22 cm);14 5/16 in x 19 5/16 in (36.35 cm x 49.05 cm);6 in x 8 in (15.3 cm x 20.4 cm);5 9/16 in x 7 3/4 in (14.1 cm x 19.6 cm)
Museum Purchase made possible by the Friends of the Museum of Art
This photograph depicts a view of a young boy standing by a covered wooden wagon. The back of the wagon rests against the side of a wooden building, its front is unhitched and resting on a ground strewn with hay.  
Lewis W. Hine
Boy by Wagon
gelatin silver print on paper
4 5/8 in x 6 5/8 in (11.7 cm x 16.8 cm);4 5/8 in x 6 5/8 in (11.8 cm x 16.9 cm);14 5/16 in x 19 5/16 in (36.4 cm x 49 cm)
Museum Purchase
This photograph shows a young boy in overalls and standing before a wooden house missing his right arm.
Lewis W. Hine
Luther - 16 yrs. old. Right arm was cut off by a running saw in a box factory. Now attending school.
gelatin silver print on paper
6 3/4 in x 4 3/4 in (17.1 cm x 12.1 cm);19 5/16 in x 14 5/16 in (49.05 cm x 36.35 cm);6 15/16 in x 4 15/16 in (17.6 cm x 12.5 cm)
Museum Purchase
A formal portrait of a pastry chef in his commercial kitchen. 
August Sander
Konditormeister Franz Bremer
gelatin silver print on paper
12 in x 9 3/8 in (30.48 cm x 23.81 cm);22 1/8 in x 18 1/8 in (56.2 cm x 46.04 cm)
Museum Purchase
This pring shows the shoulders and skull of a skeleton wearing a wide brimmed hat adorned with plumes and decorative objects. 
José Guadalupe Posada
Calavera de la Catrina
relief etching on paper
4 5/16 in x 6 1/8 in (10.95 cm x 15.56 cm);4 5/16 in x 6 1/8 in (10.95 cm x 15.56 cm);12 13/16 in x 9 7/16 in (32.54 cm x 23.97 cm);19 3/8 in x 14 3/8 in (49.21 cm x 36.51 cm)
Museum Purchase
A crowd of figures dances and drinks outside of an establishment with the words "Echate La Otra" across the top of the entrance. Figures outside the restaurant are wearing patterned tunics, tall socks and shoes, and tall conical hats with plumes of feathers. The figures inside the establishment are wearing sombreros.
José Clemente Orozco
lithograph on paper
13 in x 16 9/16 in (33.02 cm x 42.07 cm);22 in x 22 15/16 in (55.88 cm x 58.26 cm);15 3/16 in x 21 7/8 in (38.58 cm x 55.56 cm)
Gift of Mina L. Winslow
An approaching army in the foreground, with pikes or lances held in fists. A mounted soldier in the background carries a lance. At the top of the image is the phrase, left to right: "EINE feste Burg ist unser GOTT" — the first line to Martin Luther's hymn, "A Mighty Fortress Is Our God."
Lovis Corinth
A Mighty Fortress Is Our God (Eine feste Burg ist unser Gott), illustration #29 from Timotheus Klein's Martin Luther (Berlin: Fritz Gurlitt Verlag, 1920-21)
lithograph on handmade beige paper
12 5/8 in. x 9 3/4 in. ( 32.07 cm x 24.77 cm )
Gift of the Ernst Pulgram and Frances McSparran Collection
Pen and ink drawing of nude woman, presumably dead or in the act of dying, stretched between floor and chair, with a man bending over her head and torso. In interior domestic space.
George Grosz
A Murder
pen and ink with watercolor on wove paper
7 1/2 in. x 8 1/2 in. ( 19.05 cm x 21.59 cm )
Gift of the Ernst Pulgram and Frances McSparran Collection
At the center of the scene, a man and a women sit at a table with an empty plate, two glasses, and a large bottle on the table before them. Their gazes are in nearly opposite directions and they appear gaunt.
Pablo Picasso
Le Repas Frugal
etching on wove paper
18 1/4 in x 14 13/16 in (46.36 cm x 37.62 cm);18 1/4 in x 14 13/16 in (46.36 cm x 37.62 cm);28 in x 22 in (71.12 cm x 55.88 cm)
Museum Purchase


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