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Appalachian Child
  • Doris Ulmann
    born: New York, New York, United States ; died: New York, New York, United States
  • Appalachian Child, 1920s
  • Where object was made: United States
  • platinum print
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 20.3 x 15.6 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 8 x 6 1/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • Museum purchase
  • Not on display
  • 1975.0040

Black-and-white, knee-length image of a child who is facing the viewer. The child is wearing a wide-brimmed straw hat, a dark sweater, and overalls. The child is standing in front of a thick, wooden pole, and there is a small, white cup hanging from one side of the pole. There is a thinner wooden pole, crossing diagonally through the top right corner of the image, and the child is holding the thin pole with their proper left hand. The child is holding a round object, possibly an apple, in their right hand.