Bird of the Death Dream

1953, printed 1976
Clarence John Laughlin (American, 1905–1985)


Dimensions

Mat opening: 27.9 x 26.0 cm (11 x 10 1/4 in.) Sheet: 31.11 x 26.67 cm (12 1/4 x 10 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

2000.567

Medium or Technique

Photograph, gelatin silver print, ferrotyped

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Photography

Classifications

Photographs

From Group M: The Louisiana Plantations

Inscription

Inscribed verso (turned upside-down from recto). Printed in purple ink, u.l.: Print No-- 2 ["2" in black ink] / C.J. Laughlin / 627 Decatur St. / New Orleans 16, LA. / All reproduction and advertising rights retained / by the photographer. Handwritten in black ink, l.r.: #7947 / BA 663 / 2/12/76 / #1 / Bird of the / Death Dream / L 2/76. Handwritten in black ink, b. ctr.: Bird of the Death Dream. 1953 / Clarence John Laughlin

Provenance

Kelly Wise; Howard Yezerski Gallery, Boston; from whom purchased by MFA, March 2000.

Credit Line

Sophie M. Friedman Fund

Copyright

The Historic New Orleans Collection