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A woman carrying a large wicker basket through a street in Assisi. Picture Post - 5409 - Assisi - pub. 1951 (Photo by Thurston Hopkins/Getty Images)

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Thurston Hopkins

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1950 1959 Assisi Basket Carrying Challenge Domestic Life Females Large Portrait Female Back Rear View Scale Single Wicker Format Lifestyles


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In this photograph captured by Thurston Hopkins, we are transported back to the streets of Assisi in 1951. The image showcases a remarkable sight - a woman carrying an enormous wicker basket on her back. The scale of the burden is truly unusual, as it towers over her and dominates the frame. The portrait format emphasizes the female figure from behind, highlighting her strength and resilience as she navigates through the urban streets of Italy. This single moment frozen in time challenges our perception of what is possible for women during that era. The photo evokes a sense of domestic life in Europe during the mid-20th century, where everyday tasks required immense physical effort. It serves as a reminder of simpler times when people relied on their own strength to carry out daily chores. Thurston Hopkins' archival print beautifully captures not only a slice of Italian street life but also provides us with an intriguing glimpse into history. As we admire this striking image, we can't help but marvel at the determination etched on this woman's face and wonder about her story. This stunning piece would make an excellent addition to any art collection or home decor, serving as both a conversation starter and a testament to human resilience throughout different periods in time.

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