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Roadside Sign, Louisiana

Roadside Sign, Louisiana

Alternative:Outdoor Advertising Sign near Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Artist: Walker Evans (American, 1903 - 1975)
Date: 1935-1936 (printed 1971)
Medium: gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
Image: 8 × 10 in. (20.3 × 25.4 cm)
Classification: Photograph
Credit Line: Gift of the Ives Family in memory of Norman S. and Constance T. Ives, 2016
Keywords and Associated Locations:
Object number: 2016.21.2
Description
Walker Evans visited Louisiana and the Gulf Coast in 1935 and 1935 as a photographer for the U.S. government’s Farm Security Adminstration. In addition to photographing social conditions in the South, Evans pursued his personal interest in the architecture and folkways of the region. This dry cleaning sign in Baton Rouge, with its distinctive juxtaposition of a suit on a stand with two trees, caught his eye and became part of the artist’s extensive photographic catalog of American signage.
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