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Promises, Promises
  • Joe Schwartz
    born: Brooklyn, New York, United States ; died: Atascadero, California, United States
  • Promises, Promises, 1930s
  • Where object was made: Bedford, Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, New York, United States
  • gelatin silver print
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 26 x 27 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 10 1/4 x 10 5/8 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 26 x 27 cm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 10 1/4 x 10 5/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • Museum purchase: Helen Foresman Spencer Art Acquisition Fund
  • Not on display
  • 2004.0004
Label Text

A black and white photograph that depicts six children of varying ages on a city sidewalk. The three older girls are jumping rope. The three smaller children are simply standing there. Additionally, on the left is an arm and a leg from a person otherwise cropped out of the image. Behind the children are a damaged billboard and a small café with primarily Coca-Cola signage.