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Collection Number:

PH-00065

Collection Name:

Walker Evans Photography Collection

Creator:

Evans, Walker, 1903-1975

Life Dates:

1903-1975

Nationality:

American

No. of Items:

316

Span Dates:

1929-1936, some printed later

Description:

The collection consists of 316 gelatin silver prints by Walker Evans (American, 1903-1975). The bulk of the materials are the result of his collaboration with James Agee on Let Us Now Praise Famous Men and include images published in the two editions of the book, duplicates, proofs, and 120 unpublished documentary portraits, landscapes, and other images made in Alabama and Mississippi in 1936.

964:3729:0001-0007 -- Prints made by the Library of Congress from Evans' vintage negatives;
968:0001:0001-0067 -- Published prints;
968:0002:0001-0108 -- Duplicates and proofs;
968:0003:0001-0024 -- Unpublished prints of the Burroughs (Gudger) family and farm;
968:0004:0001-0015 -- Unpublished prints of the Tingle (Ricketts) family and farm;
968:0005:0001-0013 -- Unpublished prints of the Fields (Woods) family and farm;
968:0006:0001-0068 -- Unpublished prints of the environs in Alabama and Mississippi;
979:0076:0001-0010 -- Prints made by the Library of Congress from Evans' vintage negatives;
991:0017:0001 -- Portrait of Hart Crane, 1929;
2017:0012:0003 -- Boarding House Porch, Birmingham, Alabama, 1936, printed 1971. Gelatin silver print, 8 x 10 inches. Edition 25/100. Plate II of the portfolio Walker Evans (1971);
2017:0012:0004 -- Bed and Stove, Turo, Massachusetts, 1931, printed 1971. Gelatin silver print, 8 x 10 inches. Edition 4/100. Plate III of the portfolio Walker Evans (1971);
2017:0012:0005 -- Bessemer, Alabama, 1936, printed 1971. Gelatin silver print, 8 x 10 inches. Edition 25/100. Plate VIII of the portfolio Walker Evans (1971).

Access Restrictions:

Special permission from the Curator of Photography, plus advance notice, is required to access 2017:0012:0003-0005 until they are fully housed. To make an appointment, please contact Reading and Viewing Room staff.

Accession No(s):

964:3729:0001-0007; 968:0001:0001-0067; 968:0002:0001-0108; 968:0003:0001-0024; 968:0004:0001-0015; 968:0005:0001-0013; 968:0006:0001-0068; 979:0076:0001-0010; 991:0017:0001; 2017:0012:0003-0005

Location(s):

Special permission required (2017:0012:0003-0005)
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E Box, Medium (991:0017:0001)
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Evans, W., Box 01 (968:0001:0001-0016)
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Evans, W., Box 02 (968:0001:0011-0024)
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Evans, W., Box 03 (968:0001:0025-0038)
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Evans, W., Box 04 (968:0001:0039-0052)
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Evans, W., Box 05 (968:0001:0053-0062)
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Evans, W., Box 06 (968:0002:0001-0016)
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Evans, W., Box 07 (968:0002:0017-0031)
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Evans, W., Box 08 (968:0002:0032-0046)
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Evans, W., Box 09 (968:0002:000047-0064)
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Evans, W., Box 10a (968:0002:0065-0082)
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Evans, W., Box 10b (968:0002:0083-0093)
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Evans, W., Box 11 (968:0002:0094-0108)
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Evans, W., Box 12 (968:0003:0001-0019)
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Evans, W., Box 13 (968:0003:0020-0024; 968:0004:0001-0012)
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Evans, W., Box 14 (968:0004:0013-0015; 968:0005:0001-0013; 986:0006:0001-0004)
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Evans, W., Box 15 (968:0006:0005-0024)
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Evans, W., Box 16 (968:0006:0025-0046)
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Evans, W., Box 17 (968:0006:0047-0068)
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Evans, W., Box 18 (964:3729:0001-0007; 979:0076:0001-0010)
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Record Status:

Legacy Metadata

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