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GC005.12 (RS100097)

Description

A watercolor sketch of an African-American man with a shoe shining kit and chair. A sign on the chair reads "It is a shame of you and disgrace to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to wear your boots so dirty when you can get a shine for 5 cents from A. Turner." The image is inscribed "A.E." and "A. Elliot" in different places near the bottom edge of the image.

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Details

Collection Name
Arthur Elliot graphic collection
Collection Code
GC005
Dates
1882
Acquisition Type
Gift
Date of Acquisition
2009
Physical Description
1 watercolor, mounted ; 4 x 6 inches
Dimensions
6x 4(HxW) (inches)
Collection Type
Graphic Materials
Description Level
Item
Credit Line
Gift of Bill and Nancy Osgood, 2009.
GUSN
223340
Reference Code
GC005.12

Record details

Originator
Elliot, Arthur (Painter)
Descriptive Terms
business (commercial function)
Material Type
watercolors (paintings)
Subjects
African American men
Shoe shiners
Places
Massachusetts (United States)

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