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A young child named Joachim at a free Federal Art Project art class in Brooklyn

A young child named Joachim at a free Federal Art Project art class in Brooklyn

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Physical Details: 1 photographic print : b&w ; 21 x 25 cm.

Description: Photograph shows Joachim, a small boy, painting on a large sheet of paper at a desk. Other children are visible at desks lined up behind his.

Identification on attachment (typewritten): His name originally was Joachim, the process of Americanization began with the contraction of the name to a good homely Joey. Joey is sufficiently advanced to issue statements, and here is his in his own language, 'I am four years old. I come from Germany. I came on the schiff. I saw big waters. I saw a little boy on the schiff. I like to live here.'

Photograph by Friedmacher as a work for hire for the Federal Art Project (N.Y.).

Forms part of: Federal Art Project, Photographic Division collection, circa 1920-1965, bulk 1935-1942

Digital ID: 12044