Laundry Girl • New Orleans, LA

Image for Laundry Girl • New Orleans, LA
Photograph by
Freed, Leonard, American, 1929 - 2006
Subject of
Unidentified Child or Children
Printed by
Steinmetz Studio
Medium
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions
H x W (Image): 13 x 8 11/16 in. (33 x 22 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 14 x 11 in. (35.6 x 27.9 cm)
H x W (Matted): 20 x 16 in. (50.8 x 40.6 cm)
Type
gelatin silver prints
Place depicted
New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, United States, North and Central America
Date
1965; printed 1998
Description
A black-and-white photograph of a young girl walking down a sidewalk in New Orleans, Louisiana by photographer Leonard Freed. The girl is carrying a large white cloth bag of laundry and is barefoot. She looks at the camera directly and wears a dark dress. Above her head in the extreme upper left of the photo is a storefront sign stating "Service for Colored at Window". The street is lined with cars and homes and other people are visible further down the sidewalk. The date and place the photo was taken are inscribed on the back along with the photographer's stamp.
Topic
African American
American South
Labor
Photography
Segregation
United States--History--1961-1969
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2009.10.3
Restrictions & Rights
© Leonard Freed & Magnum Photos, Inc.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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