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    Artist Name:

    Clarence John Laughlin

    Nationality & Life Dates:

    American, 1905–1985

    Title:

    The Florid Dress

    Date:

    1941, printed 12/5/79

    Medium:

    Gelatin silver print

    Dimensions:

    13 1/2 x 10 1/2 inches

    Credit Line:

    Gift of Lucinda W. Bunnen for the Bunnen Collection

    Accession Number:

    1981.72

    Currently Not on View
    Clarence John Laughlin described this photograph as follows: “"The Florid Dress" takes us to the simple whitewashed cabin, on a Louisiana bayou, of Mrs. Ida Turner, descendant of slaves. She is wearing the floral pattern of which contrasts boldly with the sunlit wood. Below, hangs the chain to which the cow is usually tied, and the tub at which the pigs are fed—playing parts in the design of the picture, as they do in the life of Ida Turner herself.”



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