John Gutmann

American, born Germany (Breslau, Germany [now Breslau, Poland], 1905 - 1998, San Francisco, California)

"Surplus Goods," San Francisco

1946, printed ca. 1985
photograph | gelatin silver print
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  • John Gutmann, "Surplus Goods," San Francisco, 1946, printed ca. 1985; gelatin silver print, 14 in. x 11 in. (35.56 cm x 27.94 cm); Collection SFMOMA, Bequest of John Gutmann; © 1998 Center for Creative Photography, Arizona Board of Regents

14 in. x 11 in. (35.56 cm x 27.94 cm)
Acquired 2000
Collection SFMOMA
Bequest of John Gutmann
© 1998 Center for Creative Photography, Arizona Board of Regents


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