The structure of this picture brilliantly joins the traveler's descent down the stairs and the train's anticipated advance along the track. The wait is neatly figured by the man in white planted like a clothespin between the zigzag path of arrival and the vertical zip pointing toward the trajectory of future travel.
Inscription: Signed and dated on print, verso, bottom center: "A Kertész // March 28 - 1938"; inscribed on print, verso, top center : "Station. // 1937"; stamped in ink on print, verso, center: "PHOTO COPYRIGHT BY // ANDRE KERTESZ // 307 E. 44th ST. NEW YORK // TEL. MURRAY HILL 4 - 4800"
[Susan Harder, New York]; John C. Waddell, New York (March 29, 1983)