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410 Columbus Avenue (from the series An Artist's Sketchbook of the South End—A Walking Tour about Black People)


Printed inscription on verso: "410 Columbus Ave is my present studio-home, an old bowfront house of the early 1870's. It is just about one block away from the Bancroft and Rice Schools on Appleton Street where I attended classes during World War I. At these two Elementary Schools, the Bancroft was from K to grade 4 and the Rice School from grade 5 to 8, there was on an average about 3 to 4 black children in a class of 35. I don't recall any black teachers at this time. The black population was scattered throughout the city with a growing consentration in the Roxbury area. There were still blacks on Beacon Hill though the migration from the area had gathered some momentum. In the South End there was a bit of a consentration and in many instances blacks were here for quite a long period and many are still here in 1977. Families in this area for nearly a century or more. The black population has grown considerably from the time of the late 1910's through the 1920's when I was at the Bancroft School to the time of the 1970's when I am in my studio home at 410 Columbus Avenue"


Allan Rohan Crite and Jackie Cox-Crite, Boston, MA, from whom purchased by the MFA September 25, 2002

Credit Line

The Living New England Artist Purchase Fund, created by The Stephen and Sybil Stone Foundation



Sheet: 21.6 x 27.8 cm (8 1/2 x 10 15/16 in.) Stone: 21.5 x 27.9 cm (8 7/16 x 11 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Offset color lithograph


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