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American Tenants, 1937, Colorized

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Collectible museum-grade fine art print, hand-printed in England and individually finished with a monogram emboss. Each sale directly supports the artisan. Listed dimensions include a white border for easy framing.


I cannot help but think Russell Lee either shot the Landers at an opportune moment, or simply staged the tenant farmers to resemble Grant Wood's seminal painting American Gothic, painted less than a decade earlier – though separated by half a day by car, Wood's location of the iconic couple is only a state away in Iowa. In Lee's close photograph of the Landers', husband and wife wear a contemporaneous version of farmers' clothing, evoking America's pioneering spirit, mirroring Woods' traditionally dressed father and daughter. One can almost imagine Lee with a wry smile on his face as he framed the view. – Jordan J. Lloyd

Taken: January 1937
Marseilles, Illinois, United States
Russell Lee
Remaster & Colorization: 
Jordan J. Lloyd
Original Format:
35mm nitrate negative
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American Tenants by Russell Lee, 1937

This photograph is also available as a ⇲ restored & remastered black and white original print from our ⇲ Platinum Series.


Presented on 315gsm Hahnemühle Photo Rag® Baryta; a pleasantly warm, pure cotton paper with subtle texture, providing excellent reproduction of colour and detail, deep blacks, and perfect contrasts.


"Mr. and Mrs. John Landers, tenant farmers, at the backdoor of their farmhouse, near Marseilles, Illinois."

American Tenants, 1937, Colorized
American Tenants, 1937, Colorized
American Tenants, 1937, Colorized
American Tenants, 1937, Colorized

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