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Butterfly Boy, New York

Jerome Liebling (American, 1924-2011)

Butterfly Boy, New York, 1949

  • Gelatin silver print
  • 10 5/8 x 10 in. (27 x 25.4 cm)
  • The Jewish Museum, New York
  • Purchase: Mimi and Barry J. Alperin Fund, 2008-90
  • Digital image © 2008 The Jewish Museum, New York Photo by Ardon Bar Hama

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  • How might this boy be feeling? How can you tell? [facial expression, body language, furrowed brow]

  • Describe the boy’s pose and body language.

  • What might the weather be like? How can you tell? Which details might make this debatable?