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Migration panel 44. Living conditions were better in the North..

A large shoulder of meat hangs heavily on a nail on a wall. Harsh, vibrant red and fleshy, soft pink colors evoke the freshness of the finely cut meat. Next to the meat is a large, sliced loaf of bread. Combined, the two make a hearty meal: a rarity during the Migration. Sustainable, filling meals were much more common in the North, where populations were employed, in better housing, access to more amenities, and overall possessed more money. Dinner tables in the North were plentiful and abundant; full of food, reflecting the rich lives Northerners lived. Dinner tables in the South were the opposite with plates nearly completely empty; table tops at times containing absolutely nothing. This panel provides a stark contrast to the meager sustenance that black Southerners consumed, shedding further light on the living conditions of the South.
SKU: 65192
Creator: Jacob Lawrence
Date: 1940-41
Original Medium: Casein tempera on hardboard
Original Size: 12 x 18 in
Location: Museum of Modern Art, NY
© 2016 The Jacob and Gwendolyn Knight Lawrence Foundation, Seattle / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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