Marion Post Wolcott, ‘Man Entering Movie Theatre by 'Colored' Entrance, Belzoni, Mississippi, in the Delta Area’, 1939, Photography, Silver gelatin print, printed later, Elizabeth Houston Gallery
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Marion Post Wolcott

Man Entering Movie Theatre by 'Colored' Entrance, Belzoni, Mississippi, in the Delta Area, 1939

Silver gelatin print, printed later
8 1/4 × 12 in
21 × 30.5 cm
.
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EHG
Elizabeth Houston Gallery

Paper Size: 11 x14 inches

Medium
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Photographer's signature in pencil, annotated "30577 M2" in pencil on verso.
Frame
Not included
Marion Post Wolcott
American, 1910–1990
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Marion Wolcott is known for her candid documentary photographs taken for the Farm Security Administration (FSA) during America’s Great Depression. Joining Dorothea Lange, Walker Evans, and other photographers who produced iconic images for the FSA, Wolcott documented America’s staggering wealth inequalities, its race relations, the poverty and deprivation experienced during the Depression, and the benefits to the population of federal subsidies and programs. “As an FSA documentary photographer, I was committed to changing the attitudes of people by familiarizing America with the plight of the underprivileged, especially in rural America,” she once said. Along with images of coal miners, farmers harvesting tobacco fields, and affluent spectators at the races, Wolcott also captured moments of transcendence, such as in Jitterbugging (1939), an iconic image of African-Americans dancing in a club.

Marion Post Wolcott, ‘Man Entering Movie Theatre by 'Colored' Entrance, Belzoni, Mississippi, in the Delta Area’, 1939, Photography, Silver gelatin print, printed later, Elizabeth Houston Gallery
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View
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EHG
Elizabeth Houston Gallery

Paper Size: 11 x14 inches

Medium
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Photographer's signature in pencil, annotated "30577 M2" in pencil on verso.
Frame
Not included
Marion Post Wolcott
American, 1910–1990
Follow

Marion Wolcott is known for her candid documentary photographs taken for the Farm Security Administration (FSA) during America’s Great Depression. Joining Dorothea Lange, Walker Evans, and other photographers who produced iconic images for the FSA, Wolcott documented America’s staggering wealth inequalities, its race relations, the poverty and deprivation experienced during the Depression, and the benefits to the population of federal subsidies and programs. “As an FSA documentary photographer, I was committed to changing the attitudes of people by familiarizing America with the plight of the underprivileged, especially in rural America,” she once said. Along with images of coal miners, farmers harvesting tobacco fields, and affluent spectators at the races, Wolcott also captured moments of transcendence, such as in Jitterbugging (1939), an iconic image of African-Americans dancing in a club.

Marion Post Wolcott

Man Entering Movie Theatre by 'Colored' Entrance, Belzoni, Mississippi, in the Delta Area, 1939

Silver gelatin print, printed later
8 1/4 × 12 in
21 × 30.5 cm
.
Contact For Price
Have a question? Visit our help center.
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