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New York

Helen Levitt

(Brooklyn, New York, 1913 - 2009, New York, New York)

c. 1940 (printed later)

Gelatin silver print

12 5/8 in. x 8 3/4 in. (32.07 cm x 22.23 cm)

Knight Purchase Fund for Photographic Media

2009.20

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Urban activist and author Jane Jacobs wrote in 1962 that she perceived an order on the city streets, one “all composed of movement and change, and although it is life, not art, we may fancifully call it the art form of the city, and liken it to the dance.”

Keywords
Black and White
Children's play
Dance
New York
Photography
United States