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Jacob Lawrence letter to Edith Gregor Halpert, 1944 Jan., from the Downtown Gallery records, 1824-1974, bulk 1926-1969

Jacob Lawrence letter to Edith Gregor Halpert, 1944 Jan.

Lawrence, Jacob, 1917-2000

Item Information

Title: Jacob Lawrence letter to Edith Gregor Halpert

Date: 1944 Jan.

Physical Details: Letter : 4 p. : handwritten ; 25 x 16 cm.

Description: Discusses sales of his work and what he is working on currently (pen and ink drawings "on the south"). He gives his impressions of St. Augustine as a hostile city for an African American and mentions that he is working his experiences into a series of drawings on "how a Negro sees the South."

Written on letterhead of the U.S. Coast Guard Training Station.

Creator: Lawrence, Jacob, 1917-2000

Forms part of: Downtown Gallery records, 1824-1974, bulk 1926-1969

Rights Statement: Current copyright status is undetermined

Citation: Jacob Lawrence letter to Edith Gregor Halpert, 1944 Jan.. Downtown Gallery records, 1824-1974, bulk 1926-1969. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Digital ID: 15163