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Skid Row
  • Charles Frederick Surendorf
    born: Richmond, Indiana, United States ; died: Columbia, California, United States
  • Skid Row, circa 1939
  • Where object was made: United States
  • linocut
  • Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 259 x 357 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 200 x 308 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 10 3/16 x 14 1/16 in
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 7 7/8 x 12 1/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 14 x 19 in
  • Gift of the WPA Arts Project
  • Not on display
  • 0000.0275

Many figures standing in front of a 5 and 10 cent store. In the foreground, a woman asks for a handout from a man who turns his pockets out to show they are empty. Behind these two figures is a bartender evicting a patron as two onlookers grin beneath a "Wine-15 cent pt." sign. A policeman loads transients into a paddy wagon as a line forms at a relief station across the street.