Photographer Helen Levitt, who spent seven decades capturing private, tender moments on city streets, chronicles a group of kids improvising with a cart of laundry in 1972.
Levitt lived on East 13th Street until her death in 2009, and it’s certainly possible this photo depicts an East Village or Lower East Side block.
“Ms. Levitt is best known for deeply sympathetic yet unflinchingly gritty pictures of children,” a New York Times reviewer wrote in 2005. The old, lonely, and outcast were also frequent subjects.
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