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Maker(s):Morris, Wright
Culture:American (1910-1998)
Title:House in Winter, Eastern Nebraska
Date Made:1941, printed 1980
Type:Photograph
Materials:gelatin silver print mounted on archival ragboard
Measurements:Mat: 14 in x 17 in; 35.6 cm x 43.2 cm; Sheet/Image: 7 1/2 in x 9 1/2 in; 19 cm x 24.1 cm
Accession Number:  AC 2013.01.3
Credit Line:Gift of Stephen Arkin (Class of 1963) in memory of Benjamin De Mott
2013-01-3.jpg

Description:
In this black and white photograph, a snowy field separates the viewer from the square side of a log cabin in the distance. The image is shot below eye level, making for a sweeping view of the foreground.

Label Text:
"But they never get big enough to hold all the men that left them--the roads lead back, but the travel is still the other way.

I have here, said the man--some beautiful handmade flowers.
He picked one up from the top of the suit box, sniffed at it.
I have just forty-two cents, I said.
It's a quarter, he said.
It's worth forty-two, I said.
The lilies, he said, are worth a dollar.
I put my hand out for the quarter one but the man gave me the lily.
I want the other one, I said.
I'm giving you this one, he said.
I've only forty-two cents, I said.
I'm giving you this one, he said.
Now listen--I said.
I can give it too, he said.
Now listen here--I said.
I'm not a beggar, he said.
Of course not, I said, you're in business.
It's slow, he said, but it's a business.
But business, I said is business--
I'm giving you this one, he said.
Well, thank you very much--I said.
I can give it too--he said, and walked away."

The Inhabitants, 1946

Tags:
landscapes; realism; winter; rural; farms

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