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Boys on Easter morning. Southside, Chicago, Illinois

Boys on Easter morning. Southside, Chicago, Illinois by Russell Lee

artist:

Russell Lee


Details:

  • 1941
  • 1 Negative : Safety
  • 3 1/4 x 4 1/4 inches or smaller
  • Library of Congress
  • Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division

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$16.00 - $449.00

SKU: #64544


This personal and original portrait depicts five young boys, staring seriously directly at the camera. They are nicely dressed for church on Easter morning, leaning on the hood of a car in their Southside Chicago neighborhood. The cleancut innocent of the boys contrasts with a gritty, urban atmosphere. Russell Lee was a documentary photographer for the U.S. government and illustrated the lives of everyday Americans, something certainly accomplished in this portrait, in which each expression is wholly original.