Exhibitions/ Art Object

[Houses at Edge of Delaware River, Phillipsburg, New Jersey]

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:
Purchase, The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation Gift, through Joyce and Robert Menschel, 1991
Accession Number:
1991.1076
Rights and Reproduction:
© Walker Evans Archive, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Not on view
Jan Groover and Bruce Boice; Sotheby's Lot 41, April 17, 1991

Negative date: November 1935 This post card stock photograph 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 is: LC-USF342-1163A.
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