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Josephine Tencza

Date 1943
Location New York United States
Dimensions Image: 13 3/8 x 10 5/8 in. (34 x 27 cm)
Paper: 14 x 11 1/8 in. (35.6 x 28.3 cm)
Mat: 24 x 20 in. (61 x 50.8 cm)
Framed: 24 11/16 x 20 11/16 in. (62.7 x 52.5 cm)
Print medium Photo-Gelatin silver-Cabinet card

Seventeen-year-old Josephine Tencza was accused of operating a juvenile prostitution ring on the Lower East Side. She and her family had been living above a saloon since her father deserted them. Her lawyer suggested placing Josephine in a foster home rather than in prison. PM Daily, April 11, 1943


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Credit line

Bequest of Wilma Wilcox, 1993

Feedback Accession No. 14002.1993