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Jim Goldberg , b. Jun 3, 1953

Some old people are absolutely useless

6 3/4 in. x 9 1/4 in. (17.15 cm x 23.5 cm)

Medium and Support: gelatin silver print
Credit Line: museum purchase
Accession Number: 1999.2.7


In 1985, Jim Goldberg was commissioned by the Cambridge Art Council of Massachusetts to create site-specific installation in the Neville Manor Nursing Home. The resulting body of work also became a touring exhibition that blended sound, artifacts, and sculptural elements. The Addison’s pictures incorporate text handwritten by the subjects of each photograph.

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