Inscription: Inscribed on the mount, verso TL: "Swampscott"; inscribed in an unknown hand on mount, BL to BR: "Lynn, near Swampscott, Summer Residence of the historian W. H. Prescott, now destroyed. Gift of Lincoln Kirstein 1951"; inscribed in an unknown hand on mount, verso BR: "13."
The house of the historian W. H. Prescott is now destroyed (note in unidentified hand on mount). MoMA #67.33 for another print of this image exhibited in "Walker Evans: Photographs of Nineteenth-Century Houses", November 6 - December 8, 1933. See also MMA 37.14.24 for a daguerreotype portrait of Prescott by Southworth and Hawes.