General Merchandise, 1940
• Colorized giclée art print, made in England
• Printed on museum-grade archival stock
• Ships in a Tube
ABOUT THIS PHOTOGRAPH
Taken June 1940, Pie Town, New Mexico, United States
(Library of Congress)
"Throughout June 1940, FSA photographer Russell Lee stayed in Pie Town, New Mexico, documenting every day life and the community. The photographs, many of them in genuine colour, have become an iconic series of photographs. It continues to astound me how intensely garish and saturated colours are in the 1940s, particularly on the near ubiquitous advertising for tobacco of various kinds. For this photograph, I had something I usually don't have access to, which is a genuine genuine Kodachrome colour picture taken of the same location, also by Russell Lee. The inside of the store was technically challenging to do, finding the right amount of saturation for something that appears nearly black. Doing all the food tins gave me a headache."
– Jordan J. Lloyd
"Farmer entering the general store at Pie Town, New Mexico."
THE MAKING OF GENERAL MERCHANDISE, 1940
Our prints come in three popular sizes so you can frame them yourself.
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 – 9 ½" × 12 ½" (24.1 × 31.8 cm)
L – 12 ½" × 16 ½" (31.8 × 42 cm)
XL – 26" × 34" (66 × 86 cm)
Please note that all giclée art prints are currently supplied unframed.
THE SMALL PRINT
Proudly printed by the Silverhill Press, an independent printer based in St–Leonards–On–Sea on the south coast of England. More information about our prints can be found here.
This is a derivative work. Photographs for illustration purposes only.