Hot fun in the summertime

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2 images
Photograph by
Shabazz, Jamel, American, born 1960
Subject of
Unidentified Child or Children
Printed by
Sunshine Color Lab, American
Medium
dye and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions
H x W (Image): 9 1/8 × 13 11/16 in. (23.2 × 34.8 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 11 × 14 in. (27.9 × 35.6 cm)
Type
chromogenic color prints
portraits
digital prints
Place depicted
Brownsville, Brooklyn, New York City, Kings County, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date
1980; printed 2010
Description
This color photograph shows young boys opening a fire hydrant on a summer day in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn, New York, in 1980. One boy opens the hydrant, while the other five stand to the side on the sidewalk. The back of the photograph is inscribed with the title and photographer Jamel Shabazz’s signature.
Topic
African American
Children
Communities
Identity
Photography
Play
Urban life
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Jamel Shabazz
Object number
2014.84.13
Restrictions & Rights
© Jamel Shabazz
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Portfolio/Series
"Back in the Days"
Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture