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Polaroids of abused woman

Date ca. 1988
Dimensions Image: 12 15/16 x 19 1/8 in. (32.9 x 48.6 cm)
Paper: 16 x 19 15/16 in. (40.6 x 50.6 cm)
Mount (with mat): 28 3/4 x 24 3/8 in. (73 x 61.9 cm)
Print medium Photo-Gelatin silver

At an inner-city emergency room, two sets of Polaroid photographs were taken of a battered woman's extensive injuries (for hospital records and for her records). The woman pressed charges.

Credit line

Gift of the Gang Family Fund, 2003

Feedback Accession No. 451.2003