Keene, Minna. 1861-1943. Original photograph, Making the Patchwork Quilt,

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Lot 201
Keene, Minna. 1861-1943.
Original photograph, Making the Patchwork Quilt,

US$ 1,200 - 1,800
£ 900 - 1,300

Fine Books and Manuscripts

13 Jun 2019, 13:00 EDT

New York

Keene, Minna. 1861-1943.
Original photograph, Making the Patchwork Quilt, carbon print, 210 x 280 mm, mounted on card, [Cape Town, c.1910; this copy printed c.1940], signed lower left, verso annotated in pencil "Making the Patchwork Quilt."

A classic Keene image taken from her days in Cape Town where she shrewdly observed the local populations at work. Here she depicts a group of African women and children gathered on the steps outside their houses, busy working the quilt.
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