[Barber Shops, Vicksburg, Mississippi]

Walker Evans American

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Walker Evans' series of photographs of African-American men before a row of barbershops make his work in Vicksburg, the site of one of the Civil War's bloodiest battles, a high point in his career. This photograph of the "Brother-in-Law," "New Deal," and "Savoy" shops is also a field portrait of the descendants of those for whom the Union officers fought, with President Roosevelt replacing President Lincoln as the commissioning agent.

[Barber Shops, Vicksburg, Mississippi], Walker Evans (American, St. Louis, Missouri 1903–1975 New Haven, Connecticut), Gelatin silver print

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