Kingfish

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4 images
Photograph by
Levy, Builder, American, born 1942
Subject of
Unidentified Child or Children
Medium
platinum on photographic paper with museum board (matting)
Dimensions
H x W (Overall): 18 1/8 × 14 in. (46 × 35.6 cm)
H x W (Image): 12 × 8 1/2 in. (30.5 × 21.6 cm)
Type
platinum prints
portraits
Place captured
DeKalb Avenue, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date
1965; printed 2015
Description
A black and white, candid, platinum photographic print of a young girl on DeKalb Avenue in Brooklyn, New York. The girl is featured standing in the doorway of a storefront. Her body faces the store entrance, but her torso and head face the camera. Her head looks down to the sidewalk. She is wearing a shirt, skirt, and sneakers. The door to the store is propped open behind the young girl and has lettering that reads: [KINGFISH]. The back of the photograph has the photographer's signature, the title, and the date of capture, negative, and print.
Topic
African American
Children
Communities
Photography
Urban life
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Builder Levy
Object number
2015.159
Restrictions & Rights
© Builder Levy
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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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