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[Man Sitting at Edge of Swimming Pool with Surface Water Reflections]

Artist:
Louis Fleckenstein (American, 1866–1943)
Date:
1931
Medium:
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
25.2 x 20.1 cm (9 15/16 x 7 15/16 in.)
Classification:
Photographs
Credit Line:
Ford Motor Company Collection, Gift of Ford Motor Company and John C. Waddell, 1987
Accession Number:
1987.1100.432.1
Not on view
Inscription: Inscribed in pencil on print, verso, LR: "F29"
[Tom Jacobson to Waddell, May 4, 1981]; John C. Waddell

JCW catalog card indicates a title of "Dancing Wavelets" for this image. He also collected a contact print (MMA 1987.1100.432.2) showing the entire negative, which includes three other bathers, wire fence and mountainous landscape in distance. The verso of the contact print (a gelatin silver print measuring 8.8 x 6.2 cm. and with detail of larger print indicated with pencil marks on lower side) is inscribed: "The Boy Scouts // Swimming Pool // at Idyllwild // Tahquitz Peak in // distance - a fine // climb of 5 miles // to summit. // 6/20/31 // LF." Idyllwild is located in the San Jacinto Mountains of California.
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