Red Jackson with His Mother and Brother, Harlem, New York
Gelatin silver print
13 7/16 x 10 5/8 in.
u.l. in graphite: 1948 1-Page 95
u.c. printed in ink: LIFE PHOTO / BY / Gordon Parks [handwritten in graphite]
u.r. printed in ink: OCT 8 1945
c.r. on white label: N DIRECT TO / JOHNSON / M 5-01
c. in graphite: 1 neg 50% [enclosed in circle] / u [enclosed in circle]
c.r. in graphite: 53 / 00 / 10
c.r. in grease pencil: 66.3
c. in red grease pencil: G
l.l. printed in blue: 27655
l.l. in blue pencil: xRaces-Negroes / xYouth-US-Boys
l.c. printed in red ink: USED IN LIFE NOV 1 1948 P. 99 [in graphite]
l.c. in graphite: (r) [in blue pencil] LEONARD "RED" X [in blue pencil] JACKSON [underlined in blue pencil] holds ball of yarn / while his mother knits. His older brother / ARTHUR [underlined in blue pencil] X [in blue pencil] sketches. / Jackson (l) [in and underlined in blue pencil]
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