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on verso, by unknown hand, upper left in red crayon underlined: 39; by unknown hand, upper right in red ink: Italy-P; upper center stamped in blue ink in a box: PLEASE CREDIT DAVID SEYMOUR-MAGNUM MAGNUM PHOTOS INC. 67 West 44th Street New York 19, N.Y. CREDIT DAVID SEYMOUR-MAGNUM MAGNUM PHOTOS INC. 67 West 44th Street New York 19, N.Y.; by unknown hand, center in graphite: 21-28; lower center printed in black ink on label: ) The great day of Gubbio, the festa of the Ceri. The Ceris are very heavy and difficult to maintain in balance. Sometimes they tip over and accidents occur. About ten years ago a man was killed in a similar occurrence. When a Ceri tips over it is considered a great shame for the Confraternity carrying it, and for months after the talk goes on in the cafes of Gubbio about it. This year a Ceri tipped over in the Piazza de 'la Signoria which is a very exceptional event. I heard in a café, the next day, a song commerating [sic] this tremendous event.

Provenance

Ben Shneiderman, Bethesda, MD; gift to NGA, 2008.