Rear of apartments - Boston, Mass. - 1971

Image for Rear of apartments - Boston, Mass. - 1971
Photograph by
Robert Houston, American, born 1935
Medium
digital
Dimensions
H x W: 2860pixels × 4190pixels
Type
digital images
digital media - born analog
Place depicted
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States, North and Central America
Date
1971
Description
This image depicts the back of an abandoned four story apartment building. Made of brick, the building has a network of wooden balconies and stairways across the back. Parts of the balcony are coming apart, while differences in wood colors indicate that there have been replacements and repairs. Many of the doorways and windows are boarded up; some have partial remains of doors and window glass, others are empty dark holes in the brick facade. There is faint graffiti along the ground floor. The foreground of the image depicts an overgrown field littered with trash.
Topic
African American
Communities
Domestic life
Photography
Urban life
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Robert and Greta Houston
Object number
2014.116.11
Restrictions & Rights
© Robert Houston
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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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