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Chess Tournament
  • Boris Ignatovich, photographer
    born: Lutsk, Russia (present-day Ukraine) ; died: Moscow, Soviet Union (present-day Russia) ; active: Soviet Union (present-day Russia)
    Paul Harbaugh, publisher
  • Chess Tournament, 1935
  • Soviet Avant-Garde
  • Where object was made: Soviet Union (present-day Russia)
  • gelatin silver print
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 32.5 x 47.5 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 12 3/4 x 18 11/16 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 40.7 x 50.6 cm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 16 x 19 7/8 in
  • Gift of David Tate Peters
  • Not on display
  • 2004.0203.02

Horizontal orientation. Aerial view of crowd of people gathered around two men playing chess. Many people are wearing hats. The player on the right is making a move with his right hand. One man gestures with open hand over the chess board. Player on left sits with head rested on right hand and elbow propped on table. A clock to time play sits in front of him. Pen and paper along front edge of board.