A Boy in Front of the Loews 125th Street Movie Theater

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4 images
Photograph by
Bey, Dawoud, American, born 1953
Printed by
Black Point Editions, American, founded 2004
Subject of
Unidentified Child or Children
Medium
gelatin and carbon black on rag paper
Dimensions
H x W (Image): 9 1/2 × 6 3/8 in. (24.1 × 16.2 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 20 × 16 in. (50.8 × 40.6 cm)
Type
carbon prints
portraits
Place depicted
Harlem, New York City, New York County, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date
1976; printed 2005
Description
This image depicts a young boy standing on sidewalk in front a movie ticket box office. He leans with his left arm against a wooden barricade. Wearing sunglasses, a track suit and white sneakers, he holds a small drink carton in his left hand. Behind him is an octagonal ticket booth, decorated on the bottom with a geometric mosaic pattern and solid glass on the top. A person is visible in the booth. Beyond the ticket booth is a dark corridor with lighted movie displays.
Topic
African American
Amusements
Children
Communities
Photography
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2013.197.12
Restrictions & Rights
© Dawoud Bey
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Portfolio/Series
Harlem, USA
Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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