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Tobacco Blues
Tobacco Blues
Publisher:
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Date:
2000
Location:
Not on display
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Media:
Color Aquatint Etching With Photogravure And Chine Colle
Dimensions:
Sheet: 1270 x 1016 mm (50 x 40 in.)
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Country:
Continent:
North America
Accession Number:
2015.37.18
Acquisition Date:
2015-10-07
Credit Line:

Foundation purchase, Phyllis C. Wattis Fund for Major Accessions

The central image is a photograph of a crop of tobacco plants in Virginia. The deep indigo and ultramarine blues that dominate are broken up by the browns of gracefully arching vines and branches. Also included are drawings of houses and cabins that reference the history of African American architecture before and after the Civil War. The text comes directly from contemporary African-American poetry.