Main Street at Fayetteville, 1941
Colorized by Sébastien de Oliveira
based on an original safety negative by Jack Delano
- Collectible giclée fine art print;
- Hand-printed in England, with individual embossing;
- Ships with a Certificate of Authenticity;
- Guaranteed archival quality for over a century;
- Each sale directly supports the artisan;
- Global shipping available;
- Listed dimensions include a white border for easy framing
ABOUT THIS IMAGE
Taken March, 1941. Fayetteville, North Carolina, United States
(Library of Congress)
"The first thing that catches your eye is the big arch in this photo by Jack Delano, this architectural detail is not very common in American cities, and is more easily found in Europe. The whole thing forms a 'frame within a frame', and places us as a spectator behind a character who also seems to be observing the scene, and the photographer's composition creates a very theatrical effect and an interesting mise en abyme.
The second fascinating effect of this photograph is its ability to become more and more complex as we approach it. From a distance the scene is banal, but as you get closer, the two female characters stand out and then traffic, buildings and coloured signs blend together.
The scene becomes cinematic and we are interested in the story of this man who waits and watches the cars and people go by.
The evening light contributes to give relief to this scene and pushed me to colorize it by emphasising warm tones on the areas touched by the sun. The rest of the scene, darker where the cars and signs are mixed, is already almost in the night, the colours are more violent and saturated."
– Sébastien de Oliveira
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.
"Traffic on the main street of Fayetteville, North Carolina at about five o'clock, when the workers start coming out of Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Seen from the "old market place" in the center of Fayetteville."
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LISTED SIZESOur prints come in popular sizes with a white border for easy framing. Small prints will ship in a stiffened envelope rather than a postal tube.
S (A4) – 21 × 29.7 cm / 8.3 × 11.7 inches
M (A3) – 29.7 × 42 cm / 11.7 × 16.5 inches
L (A2) – 42 × 59.4 cm / 16.5 × 23.4 inches
XXL (A0) – 84.1 × 118.9 cm / 33.1 × 46.8 inches