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Fair Game - Nancy

Kurt Hutton

Fair Game - Nancy

Vintage Gelatin Silver Print

30.2 x 21.8 cms (11.87 x 8.57 ins)

1945

HC 11779

Literature

"Bringing Up A Very Big Family", Picture Post, 30th June 1945
Kurt Hutton, Speaking Likeness, Focal Press, 1947 (illustrated full page p.69)
"Speaking of Pictures", Life magazine (USA), 26 April, 1948

30th June 1945: A disconsolate child pulls a miserable, sad face, despite the biscuit she holds. Original Publication: Picture Post, "Bringing Up A Very Big Family", 1945

Signed and also stamped with the photographer's name.

Variously titled, this vintage print is inscribed on the reverse "Disappointed" Also annotated "family with 17 children"

It also has the camera and exposure details including the fact it was taken with a Leica at 1/60 2.4, using "one photo flood from ceiling early daylight from window"

When this photograph was reproduced in a feature on Kurt Hutton in the American Life magazine in 1948 it was captioned as follows:

"Heartbroken Child weeping into her cookie is a 2 year-old English girl named Betty Witham. When Hutton was assigned to take oictures of the WItham family, which boasted 17 children, he somehow overlooked Betty. Outraged, she got his attention by standing up in her high chair and screaming. Instantly Hutton snapped this picture."

Kurt Hutton

Fair Game - Nancy

Vintage Gelatin Silver Print

30.2 x 21.8 cms (11.87 x 8.57 ins)

1945

HC 11779

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