Charles Loring Elliott, Portrait of Matthew Vassar, 1861

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Checklist of Items in the Gordon Parks Exhibition

[Trapped in abandoned building by a rival gang on street, Red Jackson ponders his next move], 1948
Gelatin silver print
19 ½ x 15 ¾ in.

Untitled, Harlem, New York, 1948
Gelatin silver print with applied pigment
8 ½ x 11 in.

“Red fighting with gang member over decision,” 1948
Gelatin silver print with applied pigment
4 ½ x 4 ½ in.

Untitled, Harlem, New York, 1948
Gelatin silver print
8 ½ x 11 in.

[Red (in checkered shirt) has an argument with Sonny Hollis, his “War Counselor,” and slugs it out with him to maintain authority], 1948
Gelatin silver print
13 ¼ x 10 ⅜ in.

[Red (in checkered shirt) has an argument with Sonny Hollis, his “War Counselor,” and slugs it out with him to maintain authority], 1948
Gelatin silver print, printed 2013
4 3/8 x 3 ¾ in.

[Red (standing, right) supervises painting of bicycles belonging to his gang “Brother” Price, in foreground, is Red’s cousin and assistant gang leader. In the summertime, the boys ride all over Manhattan for fun, and each year they paint their bikes with distinctive new colors, add new accessories], 1948
Gelatin silver print, printed 2013
6 ¼ x 8 ¼ in.

[Red (in checkered shirt) has an argument 19 ¼ x 15 ¼ in. with Sonny Hollis, his “War Counselor,” and slugs it out with him to maintain authority], 1948
Gelatin silver print, printed 2013
4 ½ x 3 5/8 in.

[Red and “Buddy” look worried leaving mortuary], 1948
Gelatin silver print
4 ½ x 4 ½ in.

Untitled, Harlem, NY 1948
Gelatin Silver Print
10 ¼ x 13 ½ in.

Untitled, Harlem, New York, 1948
Gelatin Silver Print
8 ½ x 11 in.

“Leonard ‘Red’ Jackson gets first aid for 19 ¼ x 15 ¼ in. scratch after slugfest with his ‘War Counselor’” [Red wins, gets first aid for a small scratch], 1948
Gelatin silver print
9 ½ x 7 ½ in. Untitled, Harlem, New York, 1948
Gelatin silver print
13 ¼ x 10 ⅜ in.

[Red Holds ball of yarn while his mother listens to the radio and knits a table mat. Older brother Arthur practices his hobby of sketching], 1948
Gelatin silver print
10 ⅝ x 13 in.

Untitled, Harlem, New York, 1948
Gelatin silver print
13 ½ x 10 ½ in.

Untitled, Harlem, New York, 1948
Gelatin silver print
10 ½ x 13 ½ in.

Untitled, Harlem, New York, 1948
Gelatin silver print
13 ¼ x 10 ½ in.

Untitled, Harlem, New York, 1948
Gelatin silver print
8 ½ x 11 in.

Untitled, Harlem, New York, 1948
Gelatin silver print
13 ⅜ x 10 ½ in.

Untitled, Harlem, New York, 1948
Gelatin silver print
7 ½ x 9 ½ in.

[Red Jackson “slow drags” with one of his girl friends], 1948
Gelatin silver print
13 ½ x 10 ½ in.

Untitled, Harlem, New York, 1948
Gelatin silver print
8 ½ x 11 in.

“Red and gang with dead member of friendly gang,” 1948
Gelatin silver print
4 ½ x 4 ½ in.

[In mortuary Red and Herbie Levy study wounds on face of Maurice Gaines, a buddy of theirs who was found dying one night on a Harlem sidewalk], 1948
Gelatin silver print
13 ½ x 10 ½ in.

Untitled, Harlem, New York, 1948
Gelatin silver print
8 ½ x 11 in.

Untitled, Harlem, New York, 1948
Gelatin silver print, printed 2013
8 ½ x 11 in.

“Leonard ‘Red’ Jackson and friends hide in shadows of old Harlem house while waiting for rival gang to disperse. Herbie Levy holds his dog” [Red and friends hide in shadows while they scan street for rival gang. Herbie restrains his dog], 1948
Gelatin silver print
13 ⅜ x 10 ½ in.

“Red,” 1948
Gelatin silver print
4 ½ x 4 ½ in.

“Gang member in hide out,” 1948
Gelatin silver print
4 ½ x 4 ½ in.

“Hiding from rival gang,” 1948
Gelatin silver print
4 ½ x 4 ½ in.

“Red looking for rival gang,” 1948
Gelatin silver print
4 ½ x 4 ½ in.

Untitled [Nomad holds brick during siege in old house], 1948
Gelatin silver print
9 ½ x 7 ⅛ in.

Untitled, Harlem, New York, 1948
Gelatin silver print
13 ⅜ x 10 ½ in.

“Gang discussion- Red in sun glasses,” 1948
Gelatin silver print
4 ½ x 4 ½ in.

Untitled, Harlem, New York, 1948
Gelatin silver print
13 ½ x 10 ⅝ in.

[Red describes his gang’s worst fight], 1948
Gelatin silver print
7 ½ x 7 ½ in.

[Red describes his gang’s worst fight], 1948
Gelatin silver print
9 ½ x 7 ½ in.

[Red describes his gang’s worst fight], 1948
Gelatin silver print
7 ⅝ x 7 ½ in.

“Gang fight,” 1948
Gelatin silver print
4 ½ x 4 ½ in.

“Gang fight,” 1948
Gelatin silver print with applied pigment
4 ½ x 4 ½ in.

[In a night brawl Red’s gang battles another suspected of killing their buddy], 1948
Gelatin silver print
12 ⅞ x 9 ⅝ in.

Untitled, Harlem, New York, 1948
Gelatin silver print
10 ⅝ x 13 ½ in.

“Father Shelton Bishop, rector of St. Philip’s Episcopal Church talks to Leonard ‘Red’ Jackson and some of his Tiny Tims- youngest gang members” [Father Bishop talks earnestly to Red and some of his Tiny Tims, reminds them of the day he caught Midtowners throwing bottles in front of church], 1948
Gelatin silver print
10 ¾ x 12 ⅜ in.

“Just before ‘Boy Mayor’ broadcast Leonard ‘Red’ Jackson shows his new YMCA card to plain-clothesman Jimmy Morrow” [In studio before “boy mayor”broadcast, Red shows new YMCA card to Jimmy Morrow, plain-clothesman whom Red respects for his fairness], 1948
Gelatin silver print
7 ⅝ x 9 ½ in.

“Red combing hair-getting ready for date,” 1948
Gelatin silver print
4 ½ x 4 ½ in.

“Red fixing tie- getting ready for date,” 1948
Gelatin silver print
4 ½ x 4 ½ in.

Untitled, Harlem, New York, 1948
Gelatin silver print
8 ½ x 11 in.

Untitled, Harlem, New York, 1948
Gelatin silver print
8 ½ x 11 in.

Untitled, Harlem, New York, 1948
Gelatin silver print, printed 2013
8 ½ x 11 in.

Untitled, Harlem, New York, 1948
Gelatin silver print
8 ½ x 11 in.

Untitled, Harlem, New York, 1948
Gelatin silver print
8 ½ x 11 in.

Untitled, Harlem, New York, 1948
Gelatin silver print, printed 2013
21.5 x 27.9 cm. (8 ½ x 11 in.)
Gallery 3

Untitled, Harlem, New York, 1948
Gelatin silver print
15 ½ x 19 ½ in.

“Red walking home,” 1948
Gelatin silver print
4 ½ x 4 ½ in.

“Red walking home,” 1948
Gelatin silver print, printed 2013
4 ½ x 4 ½ in.

Untitled, Harlem, New York, 1948
Gelatin silver print
13 ⅜ x 10 ½ in.

“Red’s sister,” 1948
Gelatin silver print
4 ½ x 4 ½ in.

“Red and gang fixing bicycles,” 1948
Gelatin silver print
4 ½ x 4 ½ in.

Untitled, Harlem, New York, 1948
Gelatin silver print
13 ½ x 10 ½ in.

Untitled, Harlem, New York, 1948
Gelatin silver print
4 ½ x 4 ½ in.

Untitled, Harlem, New York, 1948
Gelatin silver print
4 ½ x 4 ½ in.

Untitled, Harlem, New York, 1948
Gelatin silver print
4 ½ x 4 ½ in.

Untitled, Harlem, New York, 1948
Gelatin silver print
19 x 15 ⅛ in.

Untitled Harlem, New York, 1948
Gelatin silver print
8 ½ x 11 in.

“Red’s Neighborhood,” 1948
Gelatin silver print
4 ½ x 4 ½ in.

Untitled, Harlem, New York, 1948
Gelatin silver print
4 ½ x 4 ½ in.

“Harlem Street Scene with Children Playing in Spray of Open Hydrant,” Harlem, New York, 1948
13 x 19 ⅛ in.

Lyric R. Cabral (American, b. 1982) Leonard “Red” Jackson relaxes in the barber chair at Harvey’s Barber Shop, in Harlem, where he has been getting his hair cut for thirty years, New York, 2007
Gelatin silver print
16 x 20 in.
Courtesy of the Photographer

Lyric R. Cabral (American, b. 1982) Leonard “Red” Jackson waits in the hospital to be seen by one of his eight primary care doctors, New York, 2007
Gelatin silver print
16 x 20 in.
Courtesy of the Photographer

Lyric R. Cabral (American, b. 1982) Leonard “Red” Jackson, assisted by his great-nephew, walks into St. Luke’s–Roosevelt Hospital for a medical appointment, New York, 2007
Gelatin silver print
16 x 20 in.
Courtesy of the Photographer

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