Print of a young girl and boy posing with a picture frame

Photograph by
DeVigne, Gaston L. II, American, 1913 - 2003
Subject of
Unidentified Child or Children
Date
1950-1970
Medium
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions
H x W (Image): 9 1/2 × 7 5/8 in. (24.1 × 19.3 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 10 × 8 1/8 in. (25.4 × 20.6 cm)
Description
A black-and-white photograph of two children by the photographer Gaston DeVigne II. The photo features a young boy and girl posing with a picture frame where the boy is painting the girl's face. The girl sits on a stool just to the PR of center and holds an empty picture frame on her lap. She wears a shirt with a graphic of a pioneer woman which [POLLY CROCKET]. Her hair is styled in braids and the one at the front has a white ribbon tied at the top. A young boy stands in front of her, seen in 1/4 profile and is wearing a patterned shirt with cowboy design and suspenders. He is reaching through the picture frame with his left hand and dabbing paint on the girl's chin. There is paint also visible on her left cheek. There are no inscriptions on front or back.
Place captured
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America
Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Type
gelatin silver prints
portraits
Topic
Business
Children
Craftsmanship
Fashion
Local and regional
Photography
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Gaston L. DeVigne, III in memory of his parents Gaston L. DeVigne, II and Yvonne B. DeVigne
Object number
2014.272.14.10.3
Restrictions & Rights
© Gaston L. Devigne II
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5ab9b2cea-9ff5-4b5a-9242-272a38f470df
2 image(s)