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Faces, Pennsylvania Town

WALKER EVANS Faces, Pennsylvania Town Gelatin silver print. 1936. Signed in pencil, titled, dated and annotated Part One #3 in ink in an unknown hand on the secondary mount. 5½ x 7 3/8in. (14 x 18.7cm.), flush and double mounted. Framed.
See: The Museum of Modern Art, American Photographs, Part I, pl. 3; Hill & Thompson, Walker Evans at Work, pp. 56-57; Brix and Mayer, Walker Evans: America, pl. 35; Hambourg et al., Walker Evans, pl. 51; Mora and Hill, The Hungry Eye, p. 137.

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It has been suggested that the mounting of this print to three hole paper was done by Evans to organize and sequence his images for the first edition of American Photographs. In addition the title, date and Part One #3 annotation on the mount refer to its caption and placement in the book. For more about Evans' work on American Photographs see Judith Keller's book Walker Evans: The Getty Museum Collection, p. 134.


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