Evening chores, Webster, N.H., 1955

Collection Type

  • Photography

Date

1955

GUSN

GUSN-193965

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Description

This Life photo-essay, "A Wedding in a Land of Dolls," described the fanciful wedding of dolls at the home of children's book author Tasha Tudor. Tudor famously eschewed the trappings of modern living and created instead a carefully constructed world based on nostalgia for pre-modern America. Reed took advantage of his time at Tudor's house to capture not only the wedding, his assigned subject, but a bit of this remarkable family's way of life. This particular photo shows a young girl in a dress, milking a cow. A young boy stands beside her. Both of their backs are toward the camera.

Details

Descriptive Terms

children (people by age group)
farms
agriculture
black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs

Physical Description

1 photograph

Collection Code

PC044

Collection Name

Verner Reed photographic collection, 1950-1972

Reference Code

PC044.TMP.022

Places

Webster (Merrimack county, New Hampshire)

Record Details

Originator

Reed, Verner, 1923-2006 (Photographer)

Material Type

black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs

Other People

Tudor, Tasha

Other Organizations

Life Magazine

Accruals Note

Included in the exhibition, A Changing World: New England in the Photographs of Verner Reed, 1950-1972

Description Level

Item