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Walker Evans (1903-1975)
Havana Streetcar, 1933
gelatin silver print
signed and annotation '23 Bethune St.' in ink (on the reverse of the flush-mount)
9¼ x 6½in. (23.3 x 16.4 cm.)
Literature
Keller, Walker Evans: The Getty Museum Collection, The J. Paul Getty Museum, 1995, cat. no. 302, p. 89, variant cropping

Lot Essay

Walker Evans made this photograph while recording life in the streets of Havana in May and June of 1933 for a book by Carleton Beals. The present lot was printed shortly after Evans' return to New York. It was not among the less than half of the sixty-four photographs he submitted to J.B. Lippincott, the publisher of The Crime of Cuba, that were published in the book.

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