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Maker(s):Weegee (Fellig, Arthur)
Culture:American, born Poland, (1899-1968)
Title:L.A. Drunk Tank
Date Made:ca. 1940
Materials:Ferrotype print photograph
Place Made:USA; Los Angeles
Measurements:Mat: 14 in x 18 in; 35.6 cm x 45.7 cm; Sheet: 8 in x 10 in; 20.3 cm x 25.4 cm; Image: 7 7/8 in x 9 1/2 in; 20 cm x 24.1 cm
Narrative Inscription:  Obverse: upp. l. (in black ink): K followed by a line; upp. ctr. (in black ink): 4 5/8 "; upp. r. (in black ink): (illegible). Reverse: (ctr., in pencil): LOS ANGELES / DRUNK TANK; (oriented upside down, in pencil): Trend; upp. r. (in pencil): illegible, check mark; (oriented sideways, in pencil): f 637; lwr. r. (in pencil): RM 1011, (in black ink): 5377 LABEL: (stamped in blue ink, filled in with pencil, square label): EYE MAGAZINE / PHOTO NO #130 / STORY Sleep... / ISSUE Nov. / PAGE 60; (stamped over blue stamp, in black ink): PLEASE CREDIT / WEEGEE / from / PHOTO REPRESENTATIVES. Lwr. ctr. (stamped in purple ink, oriented upside down): ARTHUR (WEEGEE) FELLIG / 6526 SELMA AVENUE / HOLLYWOOD 28, CALIFORNIA; (stamped in black ink): PLEASE CREDIT / PHOTO-REPRESENTATIVES / 155 EAST 42nd ST NEW YORK 17, N.Y. / MUrray Hill 4-1962
Accession Number:  MH 2008.9.2
Credit Line:Purchase with the Madeleine Pinsof Plonsker (Class of 1962) Fund
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum

Black and white photograph of the interior of a holding cell. A sleeping man dressed in a dark shirt and pants lies diagonally across the center of the image on a dirty floor with his head against a wall. His hair is disheveled and a leather jacket is draped over his legs, with his bare feet exposed. His proper left hand is between his legs, grasping his proper right ankle. Two additional pairs of legs, clad in shoes and socks, at left, and a set of exposed legs ending in dark, bunched socks and shoes extend into the image from the left.


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