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William Heick, American, b. 1916
West End, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1963
Gelatin silver print on paper
8 x 10 in.

Object Type: Photography
Technique: Gelatin silver Process
Credit Line: Purchase made possible by the Marjorie Thompson Burgeson ('50) Bequest
Accession Number: 2010.3.2

Alternate Title: Kids on Cart, Cincinnati

William Heick, best known for his ethnographic photographs and documentary films of Native American cultures, dedicated his early career to street photography in Cincinnati and San Francisco. West End, Cincinnati, Ohio, depicts a young boy pushing a cart of three smaller children through the street, while a man carrying two shipping crates is captured in the background. The children appear poor and disheveled: one shirtless, another barefoot, the third with dirt smeared over his face. Heick seizes a single moment as the children survey their surroundings. The moment is punctured, however, when the eldest child catches sight of Heick and stares back at him. Tongue out, thinking hard, he is suddenly self-conscious, the only member of the group aware that they are being observed

Liam Machado, Getty Multicultural Summer Intern 2015

Signed: Bill Heick

Object Description
Black and white photograph of a young boy pushing a cart with three children, two boys and one girl. Behind them, a man carrying two empty crates walks out of a building. Photographed in West End, Cincinnati, Ohio.

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