Amherstdale, West Virginia

Photograph by
Leipzig, Arthur, American, 1918 - 2014
Subject of
Unidentified Man or Men
Unidentified Woman or Women
Signed by
Leipzig, Arthur, American, 1918 - 2014
Date
ca. 1947
Medium
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions
H x W (Image and Sheet): 7 1/2 × 9 3/8 in. (19.1 × 23.8 cm)
Description
A black and white photograph of an unidentified man and woman by Arthur Leipzig. They are sitting next to each other with the man on the left in front of the camera. Both are wearing dark bottoms and the man has a light colored sweater and dark hat. The woman has a white embroidered blouse with elbow length sleeves with pleated detailing. The woman’s hair is in a rolled updo. The man and woman are not looking at the camera. They have their hands raised in front of their chests with open mouths as though they are singing and clapping along. The print has handwritten inscriptions, including the title, as well as the photographer's signature and stamp, on the reverse.
Place depicted
Amherstdale, Logan County, West Virginia, United States, North and Central America
Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Type
gelatin silver prints
Topic
Music
Photography
Religion
Rural life
Singers (Musicians)
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Mildred Leipzig in memory of Arthur Leipzig
Object number
2017.60.1
Restrictions & Rights
© Arthur Leipzig
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5b6659064-d297-4fe2-a8e1-019eb377bd1d
2 image(s)