[Two women viewing open casket]
|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.
Gift of Documentary Arts Inc., 2014