(American, b. 1933)
Gelatin silver print
Image: 16.1 x 24.1 cm (6 5/16 x 9 1/2 in.); Paper: 20.2 x 25.3 cm (7 15/16 x 9 15/16 in.)
Gift of an anonymous donor 2018.691
© Bruce Davidson/Magnum Photos
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This print is vintage—made soon after the picture was shot—and its 8 x 10-inch size was typical of the period and preferred for making reproductions for magazines and books. As photography began gaining acceptance into the gallery and museum world in the 1980s, larger prints became the norm. The museum also owns an unusually large print of the same image, 2018.683, made in the 1990s or 2000s, which was created to be exhibited in galleries and museums. The two may look the same on the computer screen, but do not feel the same when viewed in real life.
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