Biscuit Lady, Member of the Wilkins Family, Making Biscuits for Dinner on Corn-Shucking Day. At the Home of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Wilkins, near Stem and Tally Ho, North Carolina
Date 1939, printed later
Artist:Marion Post Wolcott, American, 1910 - 1990
Dimensions Overall, Image: 9 15/16 × 12 1/8 in. (25.2 × 30.8 cm) Overall: 11 × 14 in. (27.9 × 35.6 cm) Overall, Mat: 16 1/16 × 20 1/8 in. (40.8 × 51.1 cm)
Medium Gelatin silver print
Credit Line Gift of Paul Messick Jones
Exhibition History"Women of the Chrysler: a 400-Year Celebration of the Arts," Large Changing Gallery, Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, Va., March 24 - July 18, 2010.
"Women and the Civil Rights Movement," Photography Galleries, Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, VA, June 14 - October 30, 2016.
Object Label Marion Post Wolcott American, 1910−1990 Biscuit Lady, Member of the Wilkins Family, Making Biscuits for Dinner on Corn Shucking Day. At the Home of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Wilkins, Near Stem and Tallyho, North Carolina, September 1939 Gelatin silver print (photograph) Between 1938 and 1942, Marion Post Wolcott took more than 9,000 photographs in rural areas of the American South and Midwest on assignment for the Farm Security Administration. The FSA provided a valuable employment opportunity for female photographers like Wolcott and Dorothea Lange (whose work hangs to the right). Previously Wolcott had struggled to find jobs in the male-dominated world of photojournalism. These commissions allowed her to exercise her artistic voice and explore her particular interest in race relations. Gift of Paul Messick Jones 94.13
Object Number 94.13