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20th century (made)

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20th century gelatin silver print by Curtis Moffat depicting woman standing holding onto front of the Flying Scotsman steam train engine (Board 11).
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Gallery 100, ‘History of photography’, 2012-2013, label texts : Curtis Moffat (1887 – 1949) Untitled Studies About 1925 – 30 Moffat’s snaps of what appear to be friends and family engaged in outdoor leisure activities show an eye for the quirky, witty and the surreal. A woman hangs from a locomotive, a man converses with a mannequin and an outdoor table setting shows an apparently severed head as its centrepiece. Gelatin silver prints Given by Penelope Smail Museum nos. E.987, 1011, 1018, 1038, 1046, 1057, 1060, 1097, 1219, 1260, 1271, 1279, 1285, 1287, 1419, 1421-2007 (11 03 2014)
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Given by Penelope Smail
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record createdJune 30, 2009
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