North and Central America, United States
Fine and Visual Arts; Prints; Etchings
A crowd of young women huddles around a vitascope, an early film projector patented in 1895. Using light, Sloan casts a spotlight on the girls while keeping the provocative names of the films – “Girls in their Night Gowns” and “Those Naughty Girls” – in the shadows. In this print, Sloan is brings to light new leisure activities for urban working women in the early 20th century.
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- Refers to the context of or associated specifically with the modern political entity of the United States of America.
- Entertainment buildings containing a variety of games and other amusements that can be played for a nominal fee.
- Prints made from an etched printing plate, which is a metal plate on which a design is made by coating the plate with an acid-resistant substance, creating a design in the coating, and then exposing the plate to acid, which etches the plate where the metal is exposed. For designs incised directly into a copper plate using a burin or graver, use "engravings (prints)."
- Refers to female human beings from young adulthood through old age.
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This object was included in the following exhibitions:
Illuminating John Sloan
Bryn Mawr College
, 4/30/2015 - 6/1/2015
Dimensions: 4 7/8 x 6 3/4 in. (12.383 x 17.145 cm)
Owner Name: Bryn Mawr College
Acquisition Method: Donation
Ownership Start Date: 10/18/84
Owner Name: Richard E. Bishop
Disposal Method: Donated
Ownership End Date: 10/18/84
Catalogue Raisonné List
The following Catalogue Raisonné exist for this object:
John Sloan's Prints
(New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 1969),
Figure Number: 131
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