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20th century (made)
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20th century gelatin silver print by Curtis Moffat depicting man in water holding onto diving board (Board 11).
Gallery Label
  • Moffat’s snaps of what appear to be friends and family engaged in outdoor leisure activities reflect the ‘healthy body culture’ of the late 1920s and early ’30s. They show an eye for the quirky, witty and the Surreal. (20/11/2012)
  • 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
Collection
Accession Number
E.1057-2007

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record createdJune 30, 2009
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