9 months ago


Photogravure –

Photogravure – Woodmont, 1934 Oldest to youngest, six children stand in single file, each pair of hands resting on the child ahead: the first-born clasps his own. The beach is filled with stones, typical Connecticut terrain, but still they’re dressed for play and several smile impishly, prepared for further mischief. Their oneness caught on film contains the bits and pieces they have culled from immigrants and scholars,

from Irish turf and lamp-lit streets – plus sanctifying grace. Let’s add the restless surf and low-tide footprints washed away. Call it a collage, one moment on a beach one afternoon. What lay ahead, unknown and unseen? It hardly matters now. Their pose that day transcends their future separations.