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Moving Day, Pease Air Force Base, Portsmouth, N.H., 1956

PC044.TMP.050 (RS81130)

Description

Reed shot this image for "Life" magazine to illustrate a story on how the Air Force aids the families of its personnel. While documenting the relocation of a family, his eye was caught by this young boy on a tricycle making lazy circles around the gas station next door. The image captures perfectly the sense of transition--a country on the move--that pervades so much of Reed's work.

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Details

Collection Name
Verner Reed photographic collection, 1950-1972
Collection Code
PC044
Dates
1956
Physical Description
1 photograph
Collection Type
Photographs
Description Level
Item
GUSN
194334
Reference Code
PC044.TMP.050

Record details

Originator
Reed, Verner, 1923-2006 (Photographer)
Other Organizations
Air Force (United States)
Life Magazine
Descriptive Terms
boys
families
military bases
relocating
service stations
Material Type
black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs
Subjects
Pease Air Force Base (Portsmouth, N.H.)
Places
Portsmouth (Rockingham county, New Hampshire)
Notes
Included in the exhibition, A Changing World: New England in the Photographs of Verner Reed, 1950-1972.

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