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Hale Aspacio Woodruff

(American, 1900-1980)

Linoleum cut

Support: LANA PUR FIL cream wove paper

Sheet: 48.6 x 38 cm (19 1/8 x 14 15/16 in.); Image: 30.3 x 23 cm (11 15/16 x 9 1/16 in.)

Gift of Agnes Gund and Daniel Shapiro 1998.11.5

Impression: 13


This scathing scene of a mute mob lynching of an African American man speaks to the violence against African Americans that increased during the 1930s as the economy worsened, ending a decade-long period of steadily improving race relations. In 1933 alone, 28 lynchings occurred, yet in 1935 President Franklin Delano Roosevelt refused to support anti-lynching legislation.

See also
PR - Linocut
Type of artwork: 
Linoleum cut

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