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Inscription

upper center verso: Look Pix stamp with black ink addition: Aaron Siskind / 10.00; upper right verso in graphite: Negroes, Harlem; center left, stamped in black ink: RETURN TO LOOK LIBRARY; center verso, type cut from magazine: HARLEM HOME. Such squalor as that shown above is not isolated, but depressingly typical. A quarter of a million people live in 8,902 dwellings, half of which were built before 1901. Their safety and health are constantly imperiled by rotten plumbing, leaking roofs, sagging floor and stairs, and inadequate fire prevention--to say nothing of ubiquitous rats and other vermin.; center right verso in black grease pencil: Poverty--U.S.; center right verso in blue grease pencil: Negroes-- / housing [crossed out]; lower

Provenance

Joshua P. Smith, Washington, DC; NGA purchase, 2001.