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


Nathan Lyons Research Center, Visual Studies Workshop


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.


Parker, Bart

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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


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

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American Flag

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