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12th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest The American Experience
Americana: Through Closed Doors

To me this photo captures what Americana looks like behind closed doors. Through a window we see the empty table, not knowing whether a family gathered around it in joy or aggression. But regardless, American life is idealized and packaged in a tidy diorama and put on display, as depicted in this photo.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2014
Date Uploaded: 10.2014
Photo Location: Linden, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Camera: iPhone 4
Copyright: © Emily Maccia