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Maker(s):Lawrence, Jacob
Culture:American (1917 - 2000)
Title:Builders: The Family
Date Made:1974
Type:Print
Materials:screenprint in color on paper
Place Made:United States
Measurements:sheet: 33 15/16 in x 25 13/16 in; 86.20125 cm x 65.56375 cm
Narrative Inscription:  inscribed in pencil at lower right: Ives-Sillman test print / unsigned, non -edition / Jacob Lawrence / Builders the Family 1974
Accession Number:  SC 2006.54.17
Credit Line:Gift of Andrew Dintenfass and Ann Dintenfass
Museum Collection:  Smith College Museum of Art
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Description:
exterior, building site with piles of dirt in foreground, partially constructed building at background with planks leaning against it and three workmen, one climbing ladder at left holding a hammer, second in background sitting on a plank using a hand drill and third sitting on one plank while sawing another with a hand saw, in front of them is a family walking by, a small boy with yellow T shirt and blue jacket holding the hand of a tall man in black suit, yellow tie and yellow straw hat, on his arm is a woman wearing red skirt, yellow over blouse and red hat, she is holding the hand of a girl wearing white tights, yellow dress and red hat

Tags:
African American; construction

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