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Negro Quarter, Natchez, Mississippi


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Title

Negro Quarter, Natchez, Mississippi

Artist

Ben Shahn (American, born Lithuania, 1898-1969)

Date

1935 (negative); printed later

Medium

gelatin silver print

Collection Area

Photography

Category

Photographs

Object Type

photograph

Culture

American

Credit Line

Gift of Ashira and Richard Belsey

Accession Number

ST1999.2.15

Copyright

public domain

Terms

gelatin silver prints

photographs

Description

During the Great Depression, the Farm Security Administration of the U.S. Government employed many photographers to document life across America. The photographers' negatives later entered the Library of Congress. Many reprints, like the works on view here, were authorized by the Library and made without the artists' involvement.

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