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Asleep on Fire Escape During Heat Spell
  • Weegee
    1899–1968
    born: Zloczów, Austria-Hungary (present-day Zolochiv, Ukraine) ; died: New York, New York, United States ; active: United States
  • Asleep on Fire Escape During Heat Spell, 1938
  • Where object was made: United States
  • gelatin silver print
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 33.8 x 26.9 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 13 1/4 x 10 9/16 in
    Mat Dimensions: 20 x 16 in
  • Museum purchase: Peter T. Bohan Art Acquisition Fund
  • Not on display
  • 1985.0082
Description
Exhibitions

Dirty children asleep on a fire escape seen from above. There are four children in the center of the image, including a girl holding a kitten. There are legs of other children visible in the bottom of the image.