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New Mexico

20th century
356 x 279 mm (14 x 11 in.)

Robert Frank (aka Robert Louis Frank), American, b. born 1924

Object Type: photograph
Medium and Support: Gelatin silver print
Marks: Signed in red pencil on print, lower right: “R. Frank”; inscribed in red pencil on print, lower left: “New Mexico 1955”; stamped on verso: “Robert Frank Archive”; inscribed in pencil on verso, lower right: “Americans 36, U.S. 285 New Mexico/165”
Provenance / Collectors' Marks: Purchased by the donor from Graphics International, Washington, DC, 1978
Bibliography: Robert Frank, The Americans (New York: Pantheon Books, 1958), p. 81.
Credit Line: Gift of Russell G. D’Oench, Jr., 1991
Accession Number: 1991.30.20

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  • automobiles - Use for self-propelled vehicles designed primarily to transport passengers over ordinary roads.
  • landscapes (representations) - Use for creative works that depict outdoor scenes where the picture is dominated by the configuration, visual and aesthetic, of the land, bodies of water, and natural elements. When the ocean or other large body of water dominates the picture, use "seascapes." For images that are more documentary than creative, prefer "views" or "topographical views." For actual areas of land having certain notable characteristics, use "landscapes (environments)." [January 1993 scope note added; related term added. April 1991 descriptor moved; lead-in term added; descriptor changed, was "landscapes"; alternate term changed, was 'landscape'.]
  • New Mexico - TGN 7007566
  • Southwest - TGN 4010660 (general region): Area to which term applies has changed with westward expansion of the USA; today usually refers to Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma & Texas; area is linked by arid climate & pastoral agricultural economy.
  • transportation
  • Western United States - TGN 4011500 (general region): Typically refers to states West of the Rocky Mountains (New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, Utah, Arizona, Idaho, Washington, Oregon, Nevada, California) and Texas. The term may also sometimes include the states above Texas (North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, and Oklahoma).

Location Latitude: American, Longitude: D'Oench

  • sheet Dimensions: 356 x 279 mm (14 x 11 in.)

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