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Bessemer, Alabama

Bessemer, Alabama

Alternative:Birmingham Steel Mills and Workers Houses
Artist: Walker Evans (American, 1903 - 1975)
Date: 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: 2016.21.4
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. Evans made some of his most enduring images of architecture and signage in and around Birmingham, Alabama, in the mid-1930s and also trained his camera on the structures and working conditions that were part of that region’s booming steel industry.
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