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Sleeping
Date: 1944
Medium: Gelatin silver print
Dimensions: sheet: 8 1/8 × 10 in. (20.6 × 25.4 cm)
Credit Line: Special Purchase Fund, 1979
Object Number: 1979-74
About: In 1916, Van Der Zee opened his first studio in Harlem, and he would photograph that community's residents for over fifty years. In addition to the usual portraits, he also photographed weddings, rallies, athletic teams, civic organizations, and African American celebrities. At the time, it was not unusual to document funerals, creating a last portrait in remembrance of the deceased.
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