Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Sendak-ish? Steig-esque?

I love the two ladies in this photo taken by Helen Levitt in New York in 1940. Love the shoes, seamed stockings, housedresses, black handbag, and the slight disproportion of the ladies' height to their width. Doesn't the whole top-of-the-stoop scene look like an illustration from a Sendak book - as if those two women could turn and see (Really) Rosie playing on the sidewalk? If not Sendak, maybe William Steig?

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