2024-01 Raynors Americana Auction
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 1/20/2024
The black/white photographic is output to a rigid sheet of black plastic, 40" x 30". Dramatic. The four street children are playing on the sidewalk with a discarded corrugated box in front of a drug store which advertises Anheuser-Busch Ice Cream. The children are dressed for the winter, heavy coats and caps. One child has a coat with a naval anchor on the sleeve. Our research places this in 1938 by the Life Magazine photographer, Hansel Mieth who took her camera down to Harlem while working on a project for LIFE Magazine. She was to capture the spirit that the Renaissance had formed. Not concerned by shooting the big names such as Noble Sissle, Jelly Roll Morton, Luckey Roberts and Fats Walle. Mieth turned her attention to the real people of the area. The photographer focused on children playing in the street, amateur musicians and women of the neighborhood buying fruit.
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Mammoth Enlargement of a 1938 Harlem Renaissance Street Children

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Minimum Bid: $200.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $0.00
Estimate: $300 - $500
Auction closed on Sunday, January 21, 2024.
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