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Artist
Date
1994
Media
Silver gelatin print with found metal, wood, and foil (frame made by the artist)
Measurements
24 x 18 x 3 inches
Subject Category
Portrait
Man/People
Credit Line
Gift of Rudolph and Mallory Marshall, 2017.10.1
Accession No
2017.10.1
Context
The experience of printing depression-era photographs for the Library of Congress enhanced Tonee Harbert’s compassion for marginalized subjects they portrayed. Harbert’s six-year photographic chronicle of the day-to-day life of Elmer Walker of Porter, Maine brought Walker into “the nucleus of his community, a reason for people to come together.”

Featured in “Maine and American Art: Farnsworth Art Museum” with thanks to the Henry Luce Foundation and Wyeth Foundation for American Art.

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