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Gelatin silver print

Dimensions (Sheet): 352 x 273 mm (13.9 x 10.7 in.)

Signed in ink on mount, lower right: “Helen Levitt”; signed in pencil on verso, lower right: “Helen Levitt”; inscribed in pencil on verso, lower left: “N.Y. circa 1942”

Edition: Printed 1977 by the artist for Russell G. D’Oench, Jr.

Accession number: 1991.30.35

Gift of Russell G. D’Oench, Jr., 1991

Provenance / Collectors' marks: Purchased by the donor from Witkin Gallery, 1977

The image depicts children with a broken mirror in New York City.

Bibliography: Sandra S. Phillips and Maria Morris Hambourg, Helen Levitt (San Francisco, CA: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 1991), pp. 24–25, fig. 14, fig. 48, plate 30 (compare different cropping by artist at different times); Helen Levitt: Crosstown, with introduction by Francine Prose (New York: Powerhouse Books, 2001), p. 63; published in magazine PM’s Weekly (March 2, 1941).

Work Type: photograph

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