Jorena Pettway sorting peas inside her smokehouse. She still has many fruits and vegetables, which she canned last year, on the shelves around her. Gee's Bend, Alabama

  • Marion Post Wolcott, Jorena Pettway sorting peas inside her smokehouse. She still has many fruits and vegetables, which she canned last year, on the shelves around her. Gee's Bend, Alabama, 1939, printed later, gelatin silver print, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Dr. John H. and Jann Arrington Wolcott, 1998.120.44

Title
Jorena Pettway sorting peas inside her smokehouse. She still has many fruits and vegetables, which she canned last year, on the shelves around her. Gee's Bend, Alabama
Artist
Date
1939, printed later
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
sheet: 11 x 14 in. (27.9 x 35.6 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Dr. John H. and Jann Arrington Wolcott

Mediums Description
gelatin silver print
Classifications
Keywords
  • Portrait female – Pettway, Jorena – knee length
  • Object – other – container
  • Object – foodstuff
  • New Deal – Farm Security Administration
  • Occupation – domestic – cooking
  • Architecture – farm – smokehouse
  • Landscape – Alabama – Gee's Bend
  • Ethnic – African-American
Object Number
1998.120.44
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