[Professor Turner]

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.

Details

Descriptive Terms

business (commercial function)
watercolors (paintings)

Physical Description

1 watercolor, mounted ; 4 x 6 inches

Collection Code

GC005

Collection Name

Arthur Elliot graphic collection

Date of Acquisition

2009

Reference Code

GC005.12

Acquisition Type

Gift

Image Dimensions

6 x 4 (HxW)(inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bill and Nancy Osgood, 2009.

Places

Massachusetts (United States)

Record Details

Originator

Elliot, Arthur (Painter)

Material Type

watercolors (paintings)

Subjects

African American men
Shoe shiners

Description Level

Item