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Roy DeCarava

about 1954
gelatin silver print
9 3/4 x 13 1/2 in.
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase

Whatever the bond is among these young women—family, friends, neighbors, or schoolmates—DeCarava presents their camaraderie with candor and ease. The variety in their summer dresses and ages echoes the diversity implied by the sign behind them, a Hollywood movie advertisement in Spanish.