City Police Equipped with Gas Masks Ready for Demonstrations, Washington, D.C.

Leonard Freed, American, 1929 - 2006



Gelatin silver print

Sheet: 8 × 9 15/16 in. (20.3 × 25.3 cm)

Image: 6 1/16 × 9 in. (15.4 × 22.9 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Gift of Ellen and Scott Osman, Class of 1980, Jake Osman, Class of 2015, and Lily Osman



North America, United States


20th century

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Not on view


Signed, on reverse, in graphite, lower left: Leonard Freed; numbered, on reverse, in graphite, upper left: LFVNM-03; inscribed, on reverse, in graphite, center left: UNIQUE; numbered, on reverse, in graphite, center left: 70-23-12-6; inscribed, on reverse, in graphite, upper right facing left: 6000; stamped, on reverse, in black ink, center left: VINTAGE PRINT; stamped, on reverse, in black ink, lower left: c [encircled] Leonard Freed-Magnum; label, on reverse, upper right: Law Enforcement / POLICE WEAPONS & HOLDS; label, on reverse, printed, center right: MAGNUM [logo] / 72 West 45 Street, New York, New York 10036 / c [encircled] Leonard Freed-Magnum [stamped, in purple ink] USA / 1970 [in graphite] / City police of Washington D.C. equipped with gas masks and pistols for tear gas ready for action at a demonstration in Washington D.C. / 020 [stroke through]-23-12-6; several other labels and numbers

Course History

SART 17.9, The Photographer as Activist: Making Art Inspired by the Hood Museum‘s Collection, Virginia Beahan, Winter 2015


Ellen and Scott Osman and thier children Jake and Lily Osman, New York; given to the present collection, 2013.

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