A Gallant Leader, 1936
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Colorized by Jordan J. Lloyd
based on an original negative nitrate by Russell Lee
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- Collectible giclée fine art print;
- Hand-printed in England, with individual embossing;
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ABOUT THIS IMAGE
Taken November 1936, New York, United States
(Library of Congress)
"The poster seen in the background on the window was painted by Jacob H. Perskie, a noted photographer and painter who captured Franklin D. Roosevelt's in both 1932 and the 1936 campaign. FDR later referred to the artist as a 'faithful friend' following Perskie's passing in 1941. Perskie's son, Leon, continued in his father's footsteps and captured the president's 1944 campaign portrait. Perskie Senior's 1936 portrait was featured in A GALLANT LEADER poster printed by the Sweeney Litho Co. during the 1936 campaign. The address, 38th Street and 7th Avenue, is located in Manhattan's Garment District, once one of the world's epicentre's of fabric suppliers and producers."
– Jordan J. Lloyd
This historical photograph has been meticulously researched and rendered into colour from a black and white original by a skilled artisan, continuing a craft tradition that has existed since photography began.
"Street scene at 38th Street and 7th Avenue, New York City."
ABOUT RUSSELL LEE (1903 – 1986)Born in Illinois, United States, in 1936, Lee's original ambition lay in chemistry, obtaining a degree in chemical engineering from Lehigh University in Pennsylvania. During his time in Pennsylvania during the 1930s, Lee began photographing the state's coalminers and their working conditions. Hired by Roy Stryker's Farm Security Administration in fall 1936, Lee hit the road for prolonged periods, travelling throughout Texas and Mexico to capture the plight of tenant farmers, migrant workers and sharecroppers afflicted by the Great Depression. Lee's distinctive photography, including an extraordinary set in color of Pie Town, New Mexico, frequently appeared in LIFE, Look and Fortune magazines. As the United States entered World War II in the early 1940s, Lee would document the internment of Japanese Americans, before joining Air Transport Command, taking aerial and ground surveillance photographs. After the war, Lee moved to Texas to continue his work and teaching until his death in 1986.
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