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Beginning in the 1930s, Helen Levitt wandered throughout New York City capturing the spirited play of children on the sidewalks of the poorer neighborhoods of Harlem and the Lower East Side. She worked as unobtrusively as possible with her handheld Leica, sometimes using a right-angle viewfinder...

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Inscription

Verso, in graphite, ctr.: circa 1942 Helen Levitt N. Y. / only one; Verso, in graphite, l.l.: New York; and l. r.: Helen Levitt

Provenance

Lawrence Miller Gallery, New York; purchased February 1994.

Credit Line

Sophie M. Friedman Fund

Copyright

© Helen Levitt

(Children with Masks and Trumpet)

1942

Dimensions

Image: 17.6 x 18.4 cm (6 15/16 x 7 1/4 in.) Mount: 43 x 35.4 cm (16 15/16 x 13 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

1994.24

Medium or Technique

Photograph, gelatin silver print

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