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Person Unknown, City Morgue, Bellevue Hospital
  • Diane Arbus
    1923–1971
    born: New York, New York, United States ; died: New York, New York, United States ; active: United States
  • Person Unknown, City Morgue, Bellevue Hospital, 1960
  • published in Esquire magazine, July 1960
  • Where object was made: United States
  • gelatin silver print
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 24 x 15.3 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 9 7/16 x 6 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • Gift of Esquire, Inc.
  • Not on display
  • 1980.0238
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Black-and-white image of a dead body lying on a table in a morgue. The feet are uncovered and there is a tag tied to the big left toe. There is a cover over the rest of the body. There are two flourescent lamps hanging from the ceiling along the right side of the image.