Photograph by
White, John H., American, born 1945
Subject of
Unidentified Child or Children
Unidentified Man or Men
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper and mount
H x W (Image and sheet): 10 15/16 × 13 7/8 in. (27.8 × 35.2 cm)
A black and white photographic print of a man washing his car. Two children are sitting on the hood of the car while the man sprays them with a water hose and washes the car. The girl is wearing a bathing suit and shower cap on her head. Her mouth is open in a broad grin. A boy is sitting behind her with his back to the camera. There is a piece of paper glued to the back of the photograph that reads [IPPA Pictures of the Year / Photographer of the year / Pictures of the year / Newspaper picture editor (s) of the year / If photo is part of a portfolio, put a heavy mark in the proper box. / Name: JOHN H. WHITE / Employer: CHICAGO SUN-TIMES / Catagory: FEATURE / Title: WASH, BUT DON'T WAX]. There are inscriptions on the back that read [FEATURE / 9] and [PORTFOLIO].
Place captured
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States, North and Central America
Media Arts-Photography
gelatin silver prints
Urban life
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of John H. White/Pulitzer Prize-Winning Photojournalist
Object number
Restrictions & Rights
© John H. White
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