WASHINGTON (CHILD AT LAMP POST)
credit and the photographer's '12931 Shaker, Cleveland' address in ink, 'Washington' in pencil, and with 'A National Service of the Council Against Intolerance in America, Pictures for Democracy' stamp, credit and annotations in ink, on the reverse, early 1940s (In the Alleys: Kids in the Shadow of the Capitol, p. 33)
9¾ by 7½ in. (24.8 by 19.1 cm.)
This warm-toned early print, on double-weight paper with a slight pebble texture, is in generally excellent condition. Extremely faint silvering is visible in raking light at the upper and lower edges. Upon close examination, a few tiny deposits of retouching are visible in the lower right quadrant and in the center. The photograph is printed with thin, uneven margins, which exhibit some minor soiling and wear.
There are extensive, illegible reduction notations on the reverse.
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