19. Marjorie Angel in her backyard with hollyhocks, Akron, Ohio

Marjorie Angel in her backyard with hollyhocks, Akron, Ohio

1998

Archival inkjet print

20 x 24 in. 


Since 1991 Marjorie has lived on Clifford Avenue just off of East Archwood Avenue in Akron, Ohio. Born in Dover, Ohio in 1928, she was trained and worked in Akron for many years as a registered nurse. Marjorie retired at age 65, two years after she moved into this home. Resting on a concrete slab, it is a small blue house with vinyl siding. It sits next to the asphalt parking lot of an African American church in a racially mixed neighborhood in Akron’s Firestone Park. She has been divorced for many years and enjoys living alone; enjoys her small but neat house; enjoys her yard. Gardening and general yard care are important to her and in addition to the nice spray of hollyhocks at the garage door, many other flowers decorate her back, side and front yards.