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Lucinda Bunnen photographs of Nellie Mae Rowe, 1971-circa 1985

Bunnen, Lucinda W.

Photographer, Sculptor

Collection Information

Size: 10 Items

Summary: The Lucinda Bunnen photographs of Nellie Mae Rowe measure 0.1 linear feet and date from 1971 to circa 1985. Included are nine photographs of African American folk artist Nellie Mae Rowe, dolls she created, and her home in Atlanta, Georgia. Bunnen took the photos of Rowe in 1971. Also included in the collection is a copy of Bunnen's resume.

Biographical/Historical Note

Lucinda Bunnen (1930- ) is a photographer in Atlanta, Georgia. Nellie Mae Rowe (1900-1982) was an African American self-taught folk artist in Atlanta, Georgia. She painted and created dolls and sculptures with wood and chewing gum. Rowe was also known for her "Playhouse," her home and yard, which she decorated with paintings, sculptures, stuffed animals, and found objects.


Lucinda Bunnen donated the photographs to the Archives of American Art in 1987.

Language Note

English .


Funding for the processing of this collection was provided by the Henry Luce Foundation.