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Young Woman and Boy, Toluca
  • Paul Strand
    born: New York, New York, United States ; died: Orgeval, France
  • Young Woman and Boy, 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
  • 1973.0227.19

Black-and-white, bust-length portrait of a young boy and girl, facing the viewer. They are standing in front of a rock wall. The small boy is in the left side of the image, and is much shorter than the girl. He is wearing a broad-brimmed, straw hat, which shadows his face. The hat is tied under his chin by strings, and he is wearing a white, collared shirt under a dark, striped, knitted V-neck shirt. The girl has dark hair that is tied back, and she is wearing light-colored earrings. She is wearing a dark, knitted shawl around her body.