In a cheap Greenwich Village hotel, a girl is found dead of an overdose. The note may indicate suicide, but could have been left by her murderer, New York City
Leonard Freed, American, 1929 - 2006
Gelatin silver print
Image: 6 9/16 × 9 7/16 in. (16.7 × 24 cm)
Sheet: 8 1/16 × 9 15/16 in. (20.4 × 25.3 cm)
Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of Ellen and Scott Osman, Class of 1980, Jake Osman, Class of 2015, and Lily Osman
Place Made: United States, North America
Not on view
Signed, titled & dated on verso with various agency stamps and annotations. Signed, on reverse, in graphite, lower right: Leonard Freed; numbered, on reverse, in graphite, upper left: LF-PW-183.03 / 5000; numbered, on reverse, in black ink, center: 72-19-58-7A inscribed, on reverse, in graphite, center: 1972; inscribed, on reverse, in black ink, center: NEW YORK CITY / DEAD YOUNG WOMEN [SIC] IN CHEAP HOTEL, / DEATH NOTE “HEREN [SIC] LIES YOUR PEACE AND TRANQUILITY, YOU CAN HURT ME NO”; numbered, on reverse, in graphite, lower center: LFRE-00364-SP; stamped, on reverse, in purple ink, upper center: c [encircled] Leonard Freed-Magnum; stamped, on reverse, in black ink, lower left: VINTAGE PRINT; stamped, on reverse, in black ink, lower center: c [encircled] Leonard Freed-Magnum
Harley and Stephen C. Osman, Stamford, Connecticut; lent to present collection, 2014; Ellen, Scott, Jake and Lily Osman, New York, New York; given to present collection, 2014.
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