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Edwin Rosskam

Crowd outside of a fashionable Negro church after Easter Sunday service

Date April 1941
Location Chicago Illinois United States
Dimensions Image: 10 1/4 x 13 1/2 in. (26 x 34.3 cm)
Paper: 11 x 14 in. (27.9 x 35.6 cm)
Print medium Photo-Gelatin silver

Many of Rosskam's Easter Sunday images were caught by a small camera with sensitive film and a sharp lens. They show their un-posed subjects in crowded or fragmented compositions, revealing the spontaneity newly possible with the "miniature" camera and soon to flower in the post-war genre of urban street photography.

Credit line

Museum Purchase, 2003

Feedback Accession No. 98.2003