Double Frame: Philadelphia

Ray K. Metzker, American, born 1931

Geography:
Photograph taken in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America

Date:
1965

Medium:
Gelatin silver print

Dimensions:
Image: 5 x 11 1/4 inches (12.7 x 28.6 cm) Sheet: 11 x 14 inches (27.9 x 35.6 cm)

Curatorial Department:
Prints, Drawings, and Photographs

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:
1985-69-5

Credit Line:
Purchased with the Alice Newton Osborn Fund, 1985

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Label:
Metzker'sDouble Frame series, produced between 1964 and 1966, calls attention to unique technical properties of 35 mm black-and-white roll film. Double Frame: Philadelphia is made of two images that appear side-by-side on a single, continuous strip of film. Metzker incorporates into the photographic print the vertical black line that normally separates one exposure from the next, treating it as a unifying element rather than a standard line of demarcation between two frames.