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Political Poster, Massachusetts Village

Political Poster, Massachusetts Village

Artist: Walker Evans (American, 1903 - 1975)
Date: 1929 (printed 1971)
Medium: gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
Image: 10 × 8 in. (25.4 × 20.3 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: 2016.21.7
Description
Photographer Walker Evans loved posters and signs and he photographed them throughout his long career. This image is from early in his life as a photographer when he was searching for his voice as an artist. Around the time this picture was made, Evans was photographing in New York City and had made a few pictures of shop windows. Here he frames a faded political poster in the window of a shop in Massachusetts, making a humorous portrait as well as creating a mood of times gone by.
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