A65.183.7

343 Cypress St., West Oakland (Our Old Studio and Rag Pickers' Rags)
1965
7.375 in HIGH x 7.375 in WIDE
(18.73 cm HIGH x 18.73 cm WIDE)
Gift of Joanne Leonard
A65.183.7

BR: Joanne Leonard '65
BL: OUR OLD STUDIO AND RAGPICKERS' RAGS
deYoung Memorial Museum, Our Town, 1968

The artist lived behind the sliding door visible in the photograph (with her husband, Bruce Beasley).

This photograph is part of an archive the artist has donated of 2,000 negatives and 500 prints documenting her West Oakland neighborhood in the 1960s.  She used her camera to capture the grit and grace of everyday life in one of California’s oldest African American neighborhoods.  Leonard made the gift in honor of the late Oakland Museum of California curator of photography Therese Heyman.  

For further information and research inquires please contact rightsrepro@museumca.org.

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