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American Gothic, 1942

$60.00
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Colorized by Deborah Humphries 
based on an original gelatin silver print by Gordon Parks

• Colorized giclée art print, made in England
• Printed on museum-grade archival stock
• Ships in a Tube


ABOUT THIS PHOTOGRAPH

Taken 1942, Washington D.C., United States 
(Library of Congress)

"I saw strength and was humbled by it while working on this brutally, truthful portrayal of Ella Watson. I had much more than a passing “do no harm” mission as I put color to it. This woman had so little. Safety pins, elastic, and two out of 5 buttons hold a too-large cotton work dress together. The little bits in contrast to the bigger picture. She held so much more together for herself and her family."

– Deborah Humphries

Original Caption

"I had experienced a kind of bigotry and discrimination here that I never expected to experience. . . . At first, I asked [Ella Watson] about her life, what it was like, and [it was] so disastrous that I felt that I must photograph this woman in a way that would make me feel or make the public feel about what Washington, D.C., was in 1942. So I put her before the American flag with a broom in one hand and a mop in another. And I said, ‘American Gothic’—that’s how I felt at the moment." 

– Gordon Parks

PRINT SIZES

Our prints come in three popular sizes so you can frame them yourself.

LISTED SIZES

M – 12”× 16” inches (30.5 × 40.6 cm)
L – 16”× 20” inches (40.6 × 50.8 cm)
XXL – 30”× 40” inches (76.2 × 101.6 cm)

PRINTED IMAGE SIZE

Please note that the Listed Sizes refer to the print stock which comes with a white border. The printed image sizes are:

M – 8 ½" × 12" (21.6 × 30.5 cm)
L – 12" × 16 ¾" (30.5 × 42.5 cm)
XXL – 25 ½" × 35 ¾" (64.8 × 90.8 cm)

Please note that all giclée art prints are currently supplied unframed.

THE SMALL PRINT

‘Made–to–Order’ colorized fine art prints, proudly produced in St. Leonards, East Sussex, England. More information about our prints can be found here.

This is a derivative work. Photographs for illustration purposes only.