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The Nitty-Gritty of Soul
  • Art Kane
    1925–1995
    born: New York, New York, United States ; died: Lancaster, Kentucky, United States ; active: United States
  • The Nitty-Gritty of Soul, 1968
  • published in Esquire magazine, April 1968
  • Where object was made: United States
  • gelatin silver print
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 49 x 32.3 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 19 1/4 x 12 11/16 in
    Mat Dimensions: 25 x 20 in
  • Gift of Esquire, Inc.
  • Not on display
  • 1980.0326
Description

Black-and-white image of an African American woman in a restaurant style kitchen. The woman is wearing a hair-net and a short apron around her waist. There is a table in the bottom left quadrant. There is a full plate of food on top of the table.