Sittin’ on the sidewalk

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Sittin’ on the sidewalk

By: Lori Williamson | Item of the Day | August 29, 2017
Cyanotype of people sitting on sidewalk

This cyanotype photograph from 1905 shows people sitting along the sidewalk in Minneapolis. Cyanotype is a printing process that uses blue ink.

For more information or to purchase a photograph of this item, view this photograph in our collections database.