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Pretzel Seller, Janet

Accession Number
2015/2.102

Title
Pretzel Seller, Janet

Artist(s)
Joel Meyerowitz

Artist Nationality
American (North American)

Object Creation Date
1984

Medium & Support
chromogenic print on paper

Dimensions
9 5/8 in x 7 5/8 in (24.45 cm x 19.37 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Jill Garling (BBA '80) and Thomas Wilson (BBA '79), 2015/2.102

Subject matter
This photograph is a portrait of a young woman named Janet. She leans over a partition wall, presumably part of the store-front of a bakery. Her chin rests on her arms while she holds a large pretzel limply in her hands. She looks at the camera directly, with a small smile suggesting contentment. The image is tightly framed and cropped: the opening she leans out from is framed by a post to the right and a large model of a pretzel hanging from above. Sunlight illuminates the features of the image frontally, while the partially visible space of the interior is left in shadows.

Physical Description
This is an image of a woman at a food stand beneath a suspended sign in the shape of a pretzel.

Primary Object Classification
Photograph

Collection Area
Photography

Rights
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Keywords
bakeries
fairgrounds
portraits
women (female humans)

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