Below the Bread Line, No. 13

Ernest Levi Tsosloane Cole, South African, 1940 - 1990


circa 1960

Gelatin silver print

Image: 9 13/16 × 6 1/2 in. (24.9 × 16.5 cm)

Sheet: 10 1/4 × 8 in. (26 × 20.3 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Purchased through the Contemporary Art Fund, the Elizabeth and David C. Lowenstein '67 Fund, the Virginia and Preston T. Kelsey 1958 Fund, and the Fund for Contemporary Photography.



Place Made: South Africa, Africa


20th century

Object Name


Research Area


On view


Signed, on reverse, center, in black ink: c[circled] ERNEST COLE.; inscribed, on reverse, top edge, center, in black ink: BELOW THE BREAD LINE 1. / No. 13.; Stamped, on reverse, center, beneath signature, in blue ink: THE / JOHN HILLELSON / AGENCY LTD. / 145, FLEET STREET, / LONDON, E.C.4.

Course History

First Year Student Enrichment Program – Cultures, Identities and Belongings, Colleen Lannon, Summer 2023

First Year Student Enrichment Program - Cultures, Identities and Belongings, Mokhtar Bouba, Summer 2023

Philosophy 1.11, Art: True, Beautiful, Nasty, John Kulvicki, Summer 2023

Writing 2.05, Why Write, Anyway?, Erkki Mackey, Fall 2023

Writing 5.24, Photographic Representations, Amanda Wetsel, Fall 2023

Writing 5.25, Photographic Representations, Amanda Wetsel, Fall 2023

Anthropology 31.01, Women's Gender, and Sexuality Studies 36.01, Gender in Cross Cultural Perspectives, Sabrina Billings, Fall 2023

Anthropology 55.01, Anthropology of Global Health, Anne Sosin, Fall 2023

Creative Writing 10.02, Writing and Reading Fiction, Katherine Crouch, Fall 2023

Exhibition History

Homecoming: Domesticity and Kinship in Global African Art, Harteveldt Family Gallery, Owen Robertson Cheatham Gallery, and Northeast Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth, Hanover, New Hampshire, July 22, 2023–May 25, 2024.


Goodman Gallery UK Limited, London; sold to present collection, 2020.

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