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Grandmother resting on bamboo walking stick

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Title:
Grandmother resting on bamboo walking stick
Description:
An older woman in striped head scarf and conical hat clutches her walking stick. Photograph is mounted with a label that describes her: "Tired from a morning's poking through destroyed family hootch looking for surviving family members and possessions after a night raid against suspected Viet Cong, a gaunt, weathered, trembling, and angry grandmother rests briefly on her bamboo walking stick. Her broken body rooted to the soil like some splinteres tree caught in the wrath of war, her granite-like silence tells the story of fear and hate at my presence and her loss."
Creator:
Ashcraft, Barr G., 1940-2005
Date:
March 1974
Format:
Photographs
Genre:
Black-and-white photographs
Location:
Special Collections and University Archives, University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries
Box 002 (shelf locator)
Collection (local):
Barr G. Ashcraft Photograph Collection
Subjects:
Vietnam War, 1961-1975
Vietnamese
Extent:
1 photograph; 23 x 30.5 cm.
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Place of origin:
Vietnam
Language:
English
Identifier:
muph007-b002-i009