Photography
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Artist: Lucien Aigner, Hungarian, 1901–1999

Rikers Island Penitentiary, how the inmates looked after having served term and left the Penitentiary. The City of New York gave them new clothes for their new life.

ca. 1937

Gelatin silver print

image: 24.4 x 18.7 cm (9 5/8 x 7 3/8 in.); sheet: 20 x 25.6 cm (7 7/8 x 10 1/16 in.)
Purchased with a gift from Katherine D. and Stephen C. Sherrill, B.A. 1975
2017.45.115
Culture: 
Hungarian
Period: 
20th century
Classification: 
Works on Paper - Photographs
Status: 
By appointment
Provenance: 

Lucien Aigner Estate

Bibliography: 

“Acquisitions July 1, 2016–June 30, 2017,” https://artgallery.yale.edu/sites/default/files/files/bulletin/Pub-Bull-acquisitions-2017.pdf (accessed December 1, 2017).

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.