Harlem Muscle Boy • New York, NY

Image for Harlem Muscle Boy • New York, NY
Photograph by
Freed, Leonard, American, 1929 - 2006
Subject of
Unidentified Child or Children
Printed by
Steinmetz Studio
Signed by
Freed, Leonard, American, 1929 - 2006
Medium
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions
H x W (Image): 11 13/16 x 8 1/16 in. (30 x 20.5 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
portraits
Place captured
Harlem, Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date
1963; printed 1998
Description
A black-and-white photograph of a young boy taken in Harlem in 1963 by the photographer Leonard Freed. The boy photographed in right profile from the waist up. He is shirtless and has his head turned toward the camera, showing his face covered in sweat or droplets of water. His right arm is raised and flexing. In the foreground the forearm and elbow of another child is visible. Behind the children rowhouses are visible. The date and place the photo was taken are inscribed on the back along with the photographer's stamp.
Topic
African American
Children
Photography
United States--History--1961-1969
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2009.10.4
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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