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Birmingham Steel Mill and Workers' Houses

Artist:
Walker Evans (American, St. Louis, Missouri 1903–1975 New Haven, Connecticut)
Date:
1936, printed 1971
Medium:
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
18.8 x 23.5 cm. (7 3/8 x 9 1/4 in.)
Classification:
Photographs
Credit Line:
Purchase, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1972
Accession Number:
1972.555.2
Rights and Reproduction:
© Walker Evans Archive, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Not on view
Inscription: Signed, dated, and inscribed beneath image on mount BL to BR: "VIII 7/100 1936-1971 Walker Evans"
Lunn Gallery

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Landscape/Cityscape: A Selection of Twentieth-Century American Photographs," November 13, 1973–February 3, 1974.

Evans, Walker. American Photographs. New York: Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1938. p. 133.

Evans, Walker. Walker Evans: Photographs for the Farm Security Administration, 1935–1938. New York: De Capo Press, 1973. no. 221.

Evans, Walker. Walker Evans: First and Last. 1st ed. New York: Harper & Row, 1978. p. 104.

Brix, Michael, and Birgit Mayer, ed. Walker Evans: Amerika: Bilder aus den Jahren der Depression. Munich: Lenbachhaus Kunstbau, 1990. no. 60.

Mora, Gilles, and John T. Hill. Walker Evans: The Hungry Eye. New York: H. N. Abrams, 1993. p. 197.



This photograph is plate VIII of the Double Elephant portfolio, produced by Evans and Lee Friedlander and published in 1970 by Ives-Sillman in an edition of 100. See 1972.737.3 for another print of this image.
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