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Burlesque (New York)


A woodcut depicting a scene on a New York City street during the Great Depression.  A girl in the foreground is standing and yelling.  The girl is holding on to the shirt of a baby that looks like he or she is trying crawl on the street.  Behind them, a woman is sitting on a wooden box in front of a bucket full of oysters and bottle with some type of liquid in it.  The bucket and bottle are sitting on wooden box turned on its side.  A burlesque sign is attached to the building in the background.  Edition # 10 of 30.

Artist: Carl W. Bertsch

Title: Burlesque (New York)

Medium: Woodcut on paper

Dates: 1931

Dimensions: 9 in. x 10 in.

Signature/Inscription: Carl W. Bertsch 31; Below print

Culture: American

Accession Number: Inv-45

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