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Big Momma and Boy

ca. 1967-1968 (printed ca. 1972)
20th century
406 x 510 mm (16 x 20.1 in.)

Gordon Parks, American, (1912–2006)

Alternative title: Bessie and Little Richard the Morning After She Scalded Her Husband
Object Type: photograph
Medium and Support: Gelatin silver print
Edition: Although this impression is inscribed “17/99,” the planned edition of 99 for a portfolio was never completed and only a few (number uncertain) were printed. The image was published in “Life” magazine, March 8, 1968, as part of the story “A Harlem Family” or “At the Poverty Board.” The story included 25 photographs and text by Parks about the Fontanelle family.
Marks: Inscribed in ink, lower left: “17/99”
Credit Line: Weedon Endowment funds, 1990
Accession Number: 1990.22.5

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