Artist Robert Frank, American, 1924 - 2019
  • Drug store, Detroit
  • The Americans (series title)
Date 1955, printed ca. 1960s
Medium gelatin silver print
Dimensions Image: 23 1/4 × 15 3/4 inches (59.1 × 40 cm)
Sheet: 23 7/8 × 20 inches (60.6 × 50.8 cm)
Credit Line Founders Society Purchase, with funds from the Founders Junior Council
Accession Number 1999.71
Department Prints, Drawings & Photographs
Not On View
Signed Signed in black pen and ink, lower right: Robert Frank
Inscriptions Inscribed, dated in black pen and ink, on image, lower left: DETROIT 1955
In pencil, upper right, verso: RF 609 | 6092-I
1997, Robert Frank (New York, New York, USA).
1997-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Maloney, Tom, ed. U.S. Camera 1958. New York, 1957, p. 101 (ill.).

Frank, Robert. Les Americans, with text by Alain Bosquet. Paris, 1958, p. 149 (ill.).

Frank, Robert. The Americans, with text by Jack Kerouac. New York, 1978, p. 147 (ill.).

Robert Frank: The Americans. Berlin, New York, 1997, p. 147 (ill.).

Barr, Nancy. "Truth, Memory, and the American Working-Class City: Robert Frank in Detroit and at the Rouge."Bulletin of the DIA, vol. 76, no. 1/2 (2002): p. 64 (ill.).

Frank, Robert. The Americans, with text by Jack Kerouac. Gottingen, Germany, 2008, pl. 68.

Greenough, Sarah and Stuart Alexander. Looking In: Robert Frank's The Americans, expanded ed. Washington D.C., 2009, p. 294 (ill.).