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Pilots Gambling in Ready Room
  • Gordon Parks
    born: Fort Scott, Kansas, United States ; died: New York, New York, United States ; active: United States
  • Pilots Gambling in Ready Room, 1943
  • Where object was made: Selfridge Field, present-day Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Michigan, United States
  • gelatin silver print
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 34.3 x 27 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 13 1/2 x 10 5/8 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 35.4 x 28.2 cm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 13 7/8 x 11 1/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 20 x 16 in
  • Museum purchase: Peter T. Bohan Art Acquisition Fund
  • Not on display
  • 2008.0328
Label Text

Men wearing pilot’s jumpsuits sit around a long wooden table playing cards. In the background is a gridded blackboard covered with writing.