Girl at Gee's Bend Artist(s)Arthur RothsteinArtist NationalityAmerican (North American)Object Creation Date1937, printed 1975Medium & Supportgelatin silver print on paperDimensions
19 15/16 in x 15 15/16 in (50.6 cm x 40.5 cm);24 1/8 in x 20 1/16 in (61.3 cm x 51 cm)Credit LineMuseum purchase made possible by the W. Hawkins Ferry FundSubject matter
Arthur Rothstein worked as the first hired photographer for the Farm Security Administration and is considered among America's premier photojournalists. Throughout his career, he photographed a range of subjects with social commentary being a primary concern. One of his early projects was photographing tenancies in 1937 and effects of the Resettlement Administration in the South. This photograph of a young girl at Gee's Bend, Alabama, illustrates the living conditions of the settlements, while also providing a moving commentary on social inequality through the framing of the young girl next to a newspaper advertisement of a prosperous blonde, white woman. Physical Description
A photograph of a young girl looking out of a window in a log cabin. The inside of the wooden window is pasted with newspaper advertisements.Primary Object ClassificationPhotographCollection AreaPhotographyRights
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log cabins (houses)
race (group of people)