Unknown Boy On Stairs February 2, 2017Detroit, Photographs, sepia saturdayKristin Another unlabeled photograph from my Cleage collection. Photographer one of the Cleages. Taken in Detroit. Probably in the 1940s. Click for more Sepia Saturday.
11 thoughts on “Unknown Boy On Stairs”
Oh dear, he looks so sad.
Yes he does.
A photograph of a little boy, looking so forlorn amidst his surroundings. Surely the photograph must have had meaning to someone some time, by the fact it was kept in the family collection?
I think it was just a street photo of a forlorn little boy. Taken because it was a good photo, not because it was of a known person. There are blured photos of theatres saved, photos of cars coming down the street etc. etc.
Two stairways leading up to two walkways leading up to two doorways — a duplex, I’d guess. He does look sad, though…it’s a really nice shot.
Whatever the building is, it looks like it should be condemned.
Sad? Maybe. Forlorn? Perhaps. Or sometimes it’s simply that a kid doesn’t like his/her picture taken. I had a grandchild like that. Everyone always asked why he looked so sad & downtrodden when shown pictures he was in. We never knew why he didn’t like his picture taken – he just didn’t. Sometimes he would actually run and hide when someone tried to take a picture which would include him. Fortunately he grew out of it! Your photo is rather powerful, however.
This kid looks like he’s got plenty to be depressed about if this is his front stoop.
I like it even with the soft focus. The photographer saw an artistic moment I think.
That young man looks like he would have had a sad story to tell.
Black and white is so effective isn’t it? We need to take more black and white photos I think.
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