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Geri Harkin-Tuckett
Uncle Sam and the Moneylenders
Toned gelatin silver print

20 x 16 inches

From the series: Widelux Summer

This photograph was taken in Chester County, PA using a vintage Widelux camera and film.

I came across a bank opening in a crowded parking lot one cloudy day in 2004. The lot radiated summer heat at cement-pitched tents with balloons and sodas. A money pit blew bills in a box that people could catch. The public dodged impatient drivers jamming the lot as I took this picture. Uncle Sam on stilts loomed large in stripped pants waving, the flag. His face went dark as a drizzle began to fall.

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