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[15 Postcards of Advertising Collected by Walker Evans]

Date:
1900s–1960s
Medium:
Photomechanical prints
Dimensions:
approx. 9 x 14 cm (3 9/16 x 5 1/2 in. ) each
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Walker Evans Archive, 1994
Accession Number:
1994.264.81.1–.15
Not on view
Inscription: Inscriptions and addresses, recto and verso OA; postage stamps and postmarks, recto & verso
Walker Evans collected, classified, and grouped together these postcards.
After Evans's death, Lesley Baier, a graduate student at Yale, reorganized his collection of postcards. She created both sub categories and new categories. Included with this lot is an index card inscribed in Baier's hand: "Advertising," which came to the Museum grouped with the cards.
All of these cards are very fragile and most of them are not postcards.
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