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“Negroes” Watching Their Houses and Belongings Burn, Lake Harbor, Florida

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“Negroes” Watching Their Houses and Belongings Burn, Lake Harbor, Florida

20th century
273 x 356 mm (10.7 x 14 in.)

Marion Post Wolcott, American, (1910–1990)

Object Type: photograph
Medium and Support: Gelatin silver print
Edition: Printed later by the artist
Marks: Signed in pencil on verso, lower right: “Marion Post Wolcott”; inscribed in pencil on verso, upper center: “‘Negroes’ watching their house & belongings burn / Lake Harbor, Fla. 1939 / Archivally processed / 50941-D”
Provenance / Collectors' Marks: Purchased by the donor from Witkin Gallery
Credit Line: Gift of Russell G. D’Oench, Jr., 1991
Accession Number: 1991.30.43

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  • African American history
  • Farm Security Administration (FSA)
  • fire - From TGM:
  • Florida - TGN 7007240
  • houses - Individual dwellings designed to be occupied by a single tenant or family. [July 1995 descriptor moved. March 1995 scope note added. November 1992 related term added.]
  • race (concept) - Identification of a group of people as distinct from other groups on the basis of physical or socially defined characteristics, such as language. [May 1995 descriptor added.]
  • senses
  • sight
  • Southern United States - TGN 4011499 (general region): In its broadest sense, it refers to states south of the Mason-Dixon Line and Ohio River, which was the boundary between opposing states in the Civil War. In this sense, it includes Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Tennessee, Kentucky, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, and Texas. In more common modern usage, it excludes Maryland, Kentucky, Oklahoma, and Texas.
  • violence - The use of physical force so as to kill, injure, damage, or abuse. WCOL9 [February 1993 descriptor moved. May 1991 descriptor added.]

Location Latitude: American, Longitude: D'Oench

  • sheet Dimensions: 273 x 356 mm (10.7 x 14 in.)

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