Female Student with Beach Ball

Object Details


Female Student with Beach Ball


Irene Bayer-Hecht (American, 1898 - 1991)




about 1925


Gelatin silver print


10.5 x 7.8 cm (4 1/8 x 3 1/16 in.)


Status undetermined

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In the mid-1920s, the advent of small, affordable, hand-held cameras such as the Ermanox and the Leica enabled more people to own a camera, and many photographs produced at the Bauhaus reflect the novelty and ease that these cameras brought to picture-taking. With portable cameras, people could take photographs anywhere--even at the beach--and faster films made it possible to capture motion and spontaneous moments such as this one. The woman's sportiness and skin-baring costume also attest to the changing definitions of femininity in the 1920s.

1985 -

Christian Bouqueret

1985 -

Daniel Wolf, Inc.

Women On the Edge: Twenty Photographers in Europe, 1919 - 1939 (August 24 to November 28, 1993)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum (Malibu), August 24 to November 28, 1993
  • Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (New York), February 24 to May 31, 1994
Lyonel Feininger: Photographs, 1928-1939 (February 25, 2011 to March 11, 2012)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), October 25, 2011 to March 11, 2012
  • Arthur M. Sackler Museum (Cambridge), March 30 to June 2, 2012