Ford Motor Company Collection, Gift of Ford Motor Company and John C. Waddell, 1987
Not on view
Parry produced the hallucinatory inversion of tones in this photograph by making a copy negative of his original negative (creating a positive), and then making a negative print from it. The extra step in the normal negative-positive procedure created a ghost train hurtling through a plausible night, its black headlight the absence of warning.
Inscription: Inscribed by Parry's widow in pencil on mount, verso LC: "1929. M.R. Parry"; inscribed in pencil on mount, verso LR: "0085RP5F // x 4B"
Roger Parry Estate; [Robert Miller to Waddell, June 18, 1982]; John C. Waddell
Variant reproduced: Photographs from The Julien Levy Collection, The Art Institute of Chicago, 1976, #108, p.61.