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Joe’s Auto Graveyard, Pennsylvania

Joe’s Auto Graveyard, Pennsylvania

Alternative:Joe’s Auto Graveyard, near Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Artist: Walker Evans (American, 1903 - 1975)
Date: 1935 (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: 2016.21.6
Description
Walker Evans made a series of photographs in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, and its envirions in 1935, largely focusing on the steel industry and worker housing and producing iconic images including “American Legionnarie,” “Window Display, Bethlehem,” and especially “Graveyard, Houses, and Steel Mill, Bethlehem.” He also photographed in the nearby steel town of Easton. “Joe’s Auto Graveyard” appears to have been located between the two towns. Evans may have been attracted to the jumble of cars or have been making a comment on the rapidly accumulating detritus of the Industrial Revolution.
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