F19 Balachander - ENGLISH 125 - Writing and Academic Inquiry: Rural America

This photograph depicts a view of a desert landscape with a fish hanging from the top of a thin pole in the foreground.  Behind the fish is a small cemetery that has mounds and crosses and in the distance are a few small buildings. Two more poles with fish hanging from them appear farther away in the image to the right of the fish in the foreground.
Patrick Nagatani
Japanese Children's Day Carp Banners, Paguate Village, Jackpile Mine Uranium Tailings, Laguna Pueblo Reservation, New Mexico
dye destruction print on paper
16 ⅛ in x 20 1/16 in (40.96 cm x 50.96 cm)
Gift of Beverly Baker in memory of Morris D. Baker
A single grain silo next to train tracks.
Michael Rubin
Lowering Skies, Roscoe, Nebraska
gelatin silver print on paper
13 1/2 in. x 10 9/16 in. ( 34.29 cm x 26.83 cm )
Gift of Margaret and Howard Bond

Cradling Wheat
lithograph on cream-colored paper
11 ⅞ in x 16 in (30.16 cm x 40.64 cm);18 ⅛ in x 22 1/16 in (46.04 cm x 56.04 cm)
Gift of Suzanne Beutler
Shirtless figure wearing a red striped hat and a green mask holding two ears of corn with a table in the foreground.
Zdzislaw Sikora
It's Not Always The Bounty Of The Lord
intaglio on paper
19 1/4 in x 13 1/4 in (48.89 cm x 33.66 cm);22 in x 15 5/8 in (55.88 cm x 39.69 cm)
Bequest of Marion Lawrence
A man lying on the ground, a woman seated behind him with a child on her lap. They are surrounded by grass and a bush.
D. James Galbraith
Fourth of July Parade, Livingston County, Michigan
vintage gelatin silver print on paper
11 x 14 in. ( 27.94 x 35.56 cm )
Gift from the D. James Galbraith Family
Two men and a dog. The dog has a paw on the one man's leg while he is petting it. The other man is standing with his elbow leaning on a mailbox.
D. James Galbraith
Hartland: Change in the Heart of America
vintage gelatin silver print on paper, laid down on board
11 x 13 1/2 in. ( 27.94 x 34.29 cm )
Gift from the D. James Galbraith Family
Conrad Pressma
Boy and Phone Wires
toned gelatin silver print on paper
11 1/16 in. x 13 7/8 in. ( 28.1 cm x 35.2 cm )
Gift of Mr. & Mrs. Arnold M. Gilbert
A sign in a landscape. The sign reads "Pike Closed God Bless America" surrounded by an uneven black border.
Carl Weese
toned black and white photograph on paper
11 in x 13 1/2 in (27.94 cm x 34.29 cm)
Gift from the Collection of David S. Rosen MD, MPH
Howard Bingham
Cleveland, from "Detroit Focus 2000"
black and white photograph on paper
14 in. x 11 in. ( 35.5 cm x 27.9 cm )
Gift of Detroit Focus 2000, and partial purchase with funds from the Jean Paul Slusser Memorial Fund
This is a print of an African American man in a mule-drawn wooden cart. There is a yew tree in the cart, behind the man. The man wears a white shirt with the sleeves rolled up, dark pants, and a cap. The road is empty, with fields surrounding the road. There is a wooden church in the background with a tall cross in the ground beside the church.
Thomas Hart Benton
Lonesome Road
lithograph on paper
( );22 1/16 in x 18 in (56.04 cm x 45.72 cm)
Gift of Suzanne Beutler
This painting shows a landscape with white trees in the background, and men in the foreground; some of the men hold tools in their hand. The men are amongst tree logs. A large pot cooks over a campfire and is labeled in red paint "HOBO STEW". There are four black birds flying in the sky, and a gray donkey stands next to one of the men. The painting is titled in red paint (l.l.) "HOBO JUNGLE" and signed in black paint (l.r.) "UNCLE JACK".
Uncle Jack Dey
Hobo Jungle
Testors model-airplane enamel on composite board
23 1/4 in x 29 5/8 in (59.06 cm x 75.25 cm);23 3/8 in x 29 1/2 in (59.37 cm x 74.93 cm)
Gift of The Daniel and Harriet Fusfeld Folk Art Collection
Elliott Erwitt
Ranch Boy with Father, from "Portfolio of 15 Photographs"
gelatin silver print on paper
16 in. x 19 15/16 in. ( 40.7 cm x 50.7 cm )
Gift of Gerald Lotenberg


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