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Use Litter Basket
  • Barbara Morgan
    1900–1992
    born: Buffalo, Kansas, United States ; died: North Tarrytown (present-day Sleepy Hollow), New York, United States ; active: United States
  • Use Litter Basket, 1943
  • Where object was made: United States
  • gelatin silver print, montage
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 33.3 x 39 cm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 45.9 x 50.8 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 13 1/8 x 15 3/8 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 18 1/16 x 20 in
    Mat Dimensions: 20 x 25 in
  • Museum purchase: Peter T. Bohan Art Acquisition Fund
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0042
Description
Inscriptions/Signature
Exhibitions

Photomontage of rectangular and triangular pieces of photographs. Two pictures of a man’s head (wearing a fedora) appear at lower left. It looks like two angles of the same man. A road sign in the center reads “Use Litter Can or Basket,” and it is backwards. There are windows viewed from the exterior, probably of a high rise building, at the top center of the image. People with long shadows are walking in the images at the lower right.