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Girl with Child, Toluca
  • Paul Strand
    1890–1976
    born: New York, New York, United States ; died: Orgeval, France
  • Girl with Child, Toluca, 1940
  • Mexican Portfolio
  • Where object was made: United States
  • photogravure
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 40 x 31.4 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 15 3/4 x 12 3/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • Museum purchase, © Aperture Foundation Inc., Paul Strand Archive
  • Not on display
  • 1973.0227.16
Description
Literature

Black-and-white image of a woman seated on a stone ledge in front of a white wall. There is a child seated on the ledge next to the woman, in the right side of the image. In the left side of the image there are two stone steps, leading to a doorway. In the far right side of the image there is a large pile of woven mats. The woman has dark hair that is pulled back, and she is wearing a light-colored, ankle-length dress and a dark shawl that covers her shoulders and arms. The child is wearing a wide-brimmed, straw hat and a light-colored top and pants.