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Mike Disfarmer

(Chicago, 1884 - 1959, Heber Springs, Arkansas)

c. 1940

Gelatin silver print

5 1/2 in. x 3 1/2 in. (13.97 cm x 8.89 cm)

Gift of Todd Gitlin

2007.223

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This photograph is part of an extensive chronicle of the small town of Herber Springs, Arkansas, where Disfarmer lived for most of his life. Through portraiture, Disfarmer documented the hardship, uncertainty and strength of the generations living through the Great Depression and World War II. His direct and unvarnished approach to his subjects is typical of mid-twentieth-century American vernacular portraiture.

Keywords
Baby
Black and White
Gelatin Silver
Mother
Portrait
United States