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Larry Graff

12-year old Angel Cherry now has a home with heat, lights and clean walls at 3100 W. Washington in Chicago, 1969
Vintage ferrotyped gelatin silver print on paper
9 1/2 x 6 7/8 in. (24.13 x 17.46 cm)

Creation Place: North America
Technique: Photography
Credit Line: Restricted gift of Michael Mattis and Judy Hochberg in honor of Myrlie Evers-Williams.
Accession Number: P2021.13.449

For Angel Cherry, 12, Friday was the happiest day of her life. She had a home and something to look forward to. Unlike the burned-out structure she used to live in, the three-story building at 3100 W. Washington has no rats. It has heat, lights and clean walls without holes in them.There is a place where Angel can have her own bedroom. She proudly shows off the vacant room that she has chosen to be her own. It is bright, with lemon yellow walls and a closet large enough for any wardrobe, Chicago.

On verso: manuscript title and newspaper caption with artist's credit and manuscript date affixed.

Ferrotyped prints have a sensitive surface, usually shiny and thinner, because they are put through a press while still wet. Ferrotyping makes the surface of the photograph smoother. Light does not scatter as much on a smoother surface, so this increases contrast. That makes ferrotyped images better for press photography.

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  • Image Dimensions: 9 1/2 x 6 7/8 in. (24.13 x 17.46 cm) Measured by Hudson, Karen
  • Sheet Dimensions: 10 x 7 3/8 in. (25.4 x 18.73 cm) Measured by Hudson, Karen

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