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Object ID Number PA 15.01.01
Object Name Print, Photographic
Collection Photography Collection
Date of image 1992
Description This photograph depicts an elderly Orthodox Jewish man walking down the street near the intersection of Ludlow and Hester Streets. The photo negative was taking in 1992, and the 8 x 12 gelatin silver print was printed in August 2015 for donation to the Museum.
Photographer/ Artist Ken Ratner
Search Terms Ludlow
Copyright Photographer Ken Ratner holds copyright. LESTM is licensed to use it under the terms of the following license:

"By these gifts, I (hereinafter "Donor," such term to include Donor's heirs and assigns) hereby irrevocably and unconditionally give, transfer and assign to the Lower East Side Tenement Museum (the "Museum"), a New York not-for-profit corporation, a perpetual, non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free license to, in any medium (i) display and (ii) use, reproduce, and reference in museum exhibitions, websites, promotional materials, databases and catalogs the object(s) listed below. To the best of my knowledge, I have good and complete right, title, and interest (including all copyright and related interest) to give such license. Any use of the objects other than the foregoing, including commercial use, is subject to and requires prior written approval of Donor. The Museum may not transfer, assign or sublicense its license rights for commercial purposes without prior written approval of Donor. Notwithstanding the foregoing, it is a condition of the license granted that any and all use of the licensed objects made by the Museum shall bear the credit "Gift of Ken Ratner in loving memory of his older brother, Robert Ratner."
Provenance As written by Ken Ratner on the Provenance Information Record:

"Relic of the Lower East Side" was taken by me circa 1992. I was walking on Hester Street, and with perfect conditions - lighting, shadows, balance- I saw an elderly Orthoxdox man walking and took the photo. I titled the photo "Relic of the Lower East Side" because the area has changed dramatically from the turn of the last century where Eastern European immigrants lined the streets with push carts. Still, it represents that this man, a "relic of the Lower East Side," remains as a symbol to our collective memory, and that his will perservers as a window to our past, and future."