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[Phrenologist's Window, New Orleans, Louisiana]

Artist:
Peter Sekaer (American (born Denmark), Copenhagen 1901–1950 Ardsley, New York)
Date:
ca. 1936
Medium:
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
11.5 x 9.3 cm (4 1/2 x 3 11/16 in.)
Classification:
Photographs
Credit Line:
Purchase, The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation Gift, through Joyce and Robert Menschel, 1994
Accession Number:
1994.176.1
Not on view
Peter Sekaer was a New Deal artist known primarily for his photographs for the Rural Electrification Administration and the U.S. Housing Authority. A commercial artist and member of the board of the Art Students League in the 1930s, Sekaer was a friend of Walker Evans and traveled with him on Evans' first tour of the American South for the Resettlement Administration. He recorded many of the same subjects as Evans, albeit from a point of view inflected by his Danish background.
Inscription: Inscribed in unknown hand in pencil on mount, verso TC, BR, BR: "N. Orleans", "Peter Sekaer", "S1 41"
Elisabeth Sekaer Rothschild and Dr. Christina Sekaer

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Johnson Gallery, Selections from the Collection 5," June 14, 1994–August 28, 1994.

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