Dressed in their Sunday best to have their picture taken, Two Sisters in Harlem, New York

Ken Heyman, American, 1930 - 2019

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1956

Gelatin silver print

Image: 9 × 11 15/16 in. (22.9 × 30.4 cm)

Sheet: 11 × 14 in. (28 × 35.5 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of Marina and Andrew E. Lewin, Class of 1981

2016.49.5

Geography

Place Made: United States, North America

Period

20th century

Object Name

Photograph

Research Area

Photograph

On view

Inscriptions

Signed, lower right [debossed into print]: K Heyman; signed, lower right, in black ink: K Heyman; signed and inscribed, on reverse, lower center, in graphite: SUNDAY IN HARLEM 1956 / PRiNT 1962 / Ken Heyman; inscribed, on reverse, right center, in graphite: IN EARLY EXHiBiT; inscribed, on reverse, bottom right edge, in graphite: 5000- KH-2710; inscribed, on reverse, bottom left corner, in graphite: BC [bottom to top] [circled] Stamped, on reverse, upper right, in black ink [in rectangle][sideways, bottom to top]: PLEASE CREDIT: / KEN HEYMAN / 594 BROADWAY [struck through with black ink] / NEW YORK, N.Y. 10012 (212) CAMERA-5 [struck through with black ink] Stamped, on reverse, center, in black ink [in rectangle] [sideways bottom to top]: Please Credit and Return To: / KEN HEYMAN / 2 Charlton Street, Suite 16H / New York, NY 10014 / 212 366-5555 FAX 212 366-5200

Label

In their matching “Sunday best” dresses and large, light colored hairbows, these two little girls embody childhood joy. The girl closer to the foreground looks out on the world with bright, wide-open eyes and a matching smile. Her sister places her hand protectively on her cheerful sister’s shoulder, looking on with a more cautious smile and a questioning gaze.

From the 2024 exhibition And I'm Feeling Good: Relaxation and Resistance, curated by Alisa Swindell, Associate Curator of Photography

Exhibition History

And I'm Feeling Good: Relaxation and Resistance, Ivan Albright Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, January 20-April 13, 2024.

Provenance

Marina and Andrew E. Lewin, New York, New York; given to present collection, 2016.

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