American Expeditionary Forces Takes Backyard; Parker, Bart; 1973; 1981:0093:0031

From

Nathan Lyons Research Center, Visual Studies Workshop

Name/Title

American Expeditionary Forces Takes Backyard

About this object

Toy soldiers arranged on a metal beam suspended over a backyard. One of the soldiers holds a stylized American flag. A house and the backyard of an adjacent house is seen in the distance. The image is captured with infra-red film.

Maker

Parker, Bart

Maker Role

Photographer

Format

Photograph

Date Made

1973

Medium and Materials

Gelatin silver print.

Inscription and Marks

verso: [pencil] American Expeditionary Forces Takes Backyard

verso: [pencil] 6/6

verso: [pencil] Bart Parker 6/73

verso: [pencil] 81:093:31

verso of mat: [pencil] #5

verso of mat: [pencil] "American Expeditionary Forces takes Backyard"

verso of mat: [pencil] Bart Parker 1973

verso of mat: [pencil] 73

verso of mat: [pencil] 81:093:31

Measurements

20.2 cm x 25.3 cm

Subject and Association Description

Bart Parker (1934-2013) initially studied literature and creative writing before switching to photography and attending the Rhode Island School of Design where he studied with Harry Callahan. Parker taught for the majority of his career at the University of Rhode Island. His work is best know for layering and sequencing of multiple images.

Subject and Association Keywords

Bart Parker

Subject and Association Keywords

1970s

Subject and Association Keywords

Toys

Subject and Association Keywords

American Flag

Subject and Association Keywords

Soldiers

Collection

Collection of Visual Studies Workshop

Object Type

Photograph

Object number

1981:0093:0031

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