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William Heick, American, b. 1916
Hats, 1951
Gelatin silver print on paper
7 1/2 x 9 9/16 in.


Object Type: Photography
Technique: Gelatin silver Process
Credit Line: Purchase made possible by the Marjorie Thompson Burgeson ('50) Bequest
Accession Number: 2010.3.1


Alternate Title: Hats, Fatthers' Day Picnic

Marks
signed: W Heick '51

Object Description
"Hats (1951) depicts a crowd of unemployed men waiting for a bus to take them to a free Fathers’ Day picnic. At first glance, the crowd of similarly dressed men seems to convey the conformity of corporate life in the 1950s when, in fact, the story behind the photograph deals with poverty and unemployment. The tight arrangement of men within the frame, the absence of open space, and the cluster of hats pointed in the same direction give the image an energetic, workaday rhythm that belies the unfortunate economic status of its subjects."

(Jennie Waldow, Wilson Intern 2009-2010)

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