Exhibitions/ Art Object

Detail of View of Easton, Pennsylvania

Artist:
Walker Evans (American, St. Louis, Missouri 1903–1975 New Haven, Connecticut)
Date:
1935
Medium:
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
8.6 x 13.7 cm (3 3/8 x 5 3/8 in.)
Classification:
Photographs
Credit Line:
Gift of Arnold H. Crane, 1971
Accession Number:
1971.646.15
Rights and Reproduction:
© Walker Evans Archive, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Not on view
Inscription: Collector's stamp in ink on print, verso LR: "COLLECTION // ARNOLD H. CRANE, CHICAGO, U.S.A."; photographer's stamp on print, verso UL corner: "WALKER EVANS // NEW YORK N.Y. 10028"; inscribed in pencil in hand of Arnold H. Crane, CL, LR: "Easton Penna. // 1936 // AHC", "withdrawn 12/71 // AHC"
Walker Evans; Arnold H. Crane

Evans, Walker. American Photographs. New York: Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1938. no. 2.

Evans, Walker. Walker Evans: Photographs for the Farm Security Administration, 1935–1938. New York: De Capo Press, 1973. no. 45.

Mora, Gilles. Walker Evans: Havana 1933. New York: Pantheon Books, 1989. p. 19.



Negative date: November 1935. This photograph printed on post card stock is the lower right hand portion of an 8x10" negative in the collection of the Library of Congress. When Evans published the whole negative in American Photographs, he titled the photograph: "View of Easton, Pennsylvania". Easton, PA and Phillipsburg, New Jersey are on opposite sides of the Delaware River. Easton is also the confluence of the Lehigh and Delaware Rivers. If the view in the whole negative is across the Lehigh, then the lower portion of the negative is Pennsylvania and not New Jersey as is cataloged here. The L of C negative number for the 8x10 is : LC-USF342-1163A.
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