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[Two women viewing open casket]

Date 1950-92
Location Tyler Texas United States
Dimensions Image: 7 5/8 x 9 9/16 in. (19.4 x 24.3 cm)
Paper: 7 7/8 x 10 1/16 in. (20 x 25.6 cm)
Print medium Photo-Gelatin silver

From the exhibition The Last Look: The Funerary Photographs of Curtis Humphrey, organized by the Texas African American Photography Archive, Dallas, Texas, October 25, 1997-January 31, 1998.
“The Last Look” is an African American term for photographs of deceased loved ones, usually in an open casket in a church or funeral home. For more than 60 years, photographer Curtis Humphrey (1907-1996) provided “last looks” for the African American communities of East Texas.

Credit line

Gift of Documentary Arts Inc., 2014

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