Marjory Collins’ Washington D.C. cyclists offers a rare glimpse into life on the home front during World War II. The image evokes a lingering nostalgia for the simplicity of youth gone by, and calls to mind lazy, languid summer days. It also provides a curious juxtaposition between the tranquility of the scene set before us, and the brutality of a war raging across the Atlantic; the boys in the photo watch toy sailboats pass by as warships patrol the coasts. The particular magic of this photograph is that despite the rather sobering historical context surrounding it, Collins was able to create an image that fills the viewer with a wave of tranquility. You can almost feel the calm, warm wind that once blew through these willow branches.
+ Limited-edition, exclusive to 20x200
+ Museum quality: archival inks, 100% cotton rag paper unless noted
+ Handcrafted custom-framing is available
Our quoted dimensions are for the size of paper containing the images, not the printed image itself. We do not alter the aspect ratio, nor do we crop or resize the artists’ originals. All of our prints have a minimum border of .5 inches to allow for framing.
Innova Fibaprint Warm Cotton Gloss
8"x8" | edition of 20
11"x11" | edition of 250
16"x16" | edition of 50
24"x24" | edition of 10