Collection Artwork
N. Jay Jaffee (Brownsville, Brooklyn, New York, 1921 – 1999, Huntington, New York)
House with Tree (Stanley Avenue, East New York)
1951, printed 1993
selenium-toned gelatin silver print mounted on 4-ply acid-free board
image size: 4 5/8 x 5 1/4 in.
paper size: 9 3/4 x 7 7/8 in.
board size: 14 x 11 in.
Gift of Paula Walter Hackeling
East New York, Brooklyn, New York, United States, North America
2006.1.13
1/12 with 4 APs
Signed in ink, in margin, lower right, directly below image: N Jay Jaffee
Inscribed in pencil, board verso, upper center: 1/12 / “HOUSE WITH TREE” 1951 EAST NEW YORK, BROOKLYN, NY / • MADE FROM ORIGINAL NEGATIVE 1993 / • SELENIUM TONED / • PERMANENT COLLECTION - NATIONAL MUSEUM OF / AMERICAN ART, SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION / • REPRODUCED IN BOOK, “N JAY JAFFEE, PHOTOGRAPHS / 1947-55”

Ongoing Research

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Pattern by Fiona McLaughlin ’20
Inspired by the exhibition Opener 28 - Erika Verzutti: Mineral
The Tang Pattern Project celebrates the Museum’s 20th anniversary. Organized by Head of Design Jean Tschanz-Egger, past and current Tang Design Interns created patterns inspired by the Museum’s exhibition and event history.