Lee Friedlander (American, born Aberdeen, Washington, 1934)
ca. 1912, printed 1980s–1990s
Gelatin silver print from glass negative
Sheet: 10 × 8 in. (25.4 × 20.3 cm)
Purchase, Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation and Alfred Stieglitz Society Gifts, 2013
Not on view
Inscription: Printer's stamp in black ink on print, verso C: "PHOTOGRAPH BY E. J. BELLOCQ // New Orleans Circa 1911 - 13 // COLLECTION LEE FRIEDLANDER // This print was made by Lee Friedlander on gold // toned P. O. P. This photograph is not released for // publication or for commercial use of any kind. // For permission communicate with Lee Friedlander, // 44 So. Mountain Road, New City, N. Y. 10956" [Lee Friedlander's signature over stamp in pencil]; inscribed in pencil on print, verso BL and BR: "43"; dealer's inventory number inscribed in pencil on print, verso: BR: "EJB0809.Y(d)"
Lee Friedlander; [Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco]
Szarkowski, John, ed. Bellocq: Photographs from Storyville, The Red-Light District of New Orleans. New York: Random House, 1996. p. 14.
Mardi Gras penant over figure is dated 1910. One of the signs states: "...Ask for Marguerite"