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I Needs a Dime For Beer
  • Aaron Douglas, artist
    born: Topeka, Kansas, United States ; died: Nashville, Tennessee, United States ; active: United States
    Langston Hughes, author
    born: Joplin, Missouri, United States ; died: New York, New York, United States
    Opportunity Magazine, publisher
  • I Needs a Dime For Beer, 1926
  • Opportunity Art Folio
  • Where object was made: United States
  • relief print, letterpress
  • Paper Type: lightweight blue wove
  • Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 406 x 292 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 16 x 11 1/2 in
    Frame Dimensions: 23 x 17 x 1 1/4 in
    Weight: 5 lbs
  • Museum purchase: Helen Foresman Spencer Art Acquisition Fund, Lucy Shaw Schultz Fund, and Office of the Chancellor
  • Not on display
  • 2003.0012.06
Label Text

Image in top half of sheet, Langston Hughes poem “Down an Out” in the lower half. Image, all in deep blue, of a figure at center looking into an empty can on a table to the right of the figure. Image rendered in a heavily abstracted style.