© The Jacob and Gwendolyn Lawrence Foundation, Seattle / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photograph and digital image © Delaware Art Museum. Not for reproduction or publication.
The 1920's... The Migrants Arrive and Cast Their Ballots
Date: 1975
Medium: Seven-color screen print
Dimensions: composition: 32 × 24 7/8 in. (81.3 × 63.2 cm) sheet: 34 3/4 × 26 in. (88.3 × 66 cm) frame: 40 3/4 × 32 1/2 in. (103.5 × 82.6 cm)
Credit Line: Gift of Lorillard, a Division of Loew's Theatres, Inc., 1975
Object Number: 1975-141
About: This print was based on Lawrence's series of 60 paintings called the Migration Series. His series, completed in 1941, documented the influx of southern African Americans into northern cities. Here the migrants are depicted on voting day. This print, produced in 1975, is decidedly more upbeat than the original painting, which featured somber colors and a less sociable arrangement of figures.
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