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    Your favorite Walker Evans image?

    Back in the medieval days, when I had disposable income and was collecting photographs, I never bought a Walker Evans print because I couldn't decide which one I liked enough. Then he died and prices went through the roof. Now that I can no longer afford any, I know exactly which one I'd buy. How about you? What is your "most collectible" WE image?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Mitchell
    What is your "most collectible" WE image?
    Evans is one of my favorites, but if I could own 1 image, it would have to be the Saratoga street scene done out his hotel window in the rain.

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    Used to be that the Library of Congress would sell you a genuine fiber based print made from a Walker Evans negative he made for the FSA. Since his most famous work was done for the FSA, you really have a pretty huge selection. The price is almost a give away. Another way to stick one to the gallery system.

    I am particularly fond of the Hale County Alabama photographs.
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    they still sell the work, as well as many others.

    I have about 1/2 dozen and it is hard to say which i love the most.

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    One picture leads to another...

    I like "Girl on Fulton Street" (1929) but have a liking for "42nd Street" (1929) - the woman in the fur coat standing before cars and stairs. Look carefully at the stairs - you'll see the famous "Royal Baking Powder Steps"....
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    "Burroughs Family Cabin", Hale County, Alabama, 1936, is one favourite, but the ONE is, "Barber Shop", Atlanta 1936.

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    My choice(s) are 1)Citizen of Havana - a street picture of a very tall, lean, dapper guy in a white suit, and 2) Cemetery Scene (Bethlehem, Pa), with a large cross in the foreground, row houses in the mid ground, and steel mills in the distance.

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    That cemetery more recently.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Mitchell
    My choice(s) are ... and 2) Cemetery Scene (Bethlehem, Pa), with a large cross in the foreground, row houses in the mid ground, and steel mills in the distance.
    Shaun O'Boyle, a talented photographer (living in Western Massachusetts) has taken pictures in that cemetery in recent years:

    http://www.oboylephoto.com/steel/steel2.htm#top

    In the summer of 1966 I attended an NSF seminar at Lehigh University, and I remember riding up that street with the houses on one side the hillside cemetery on the other. I wasn't interested in photography at the time, and more than 30 years later I recognized the scene from the Evans photography....
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    I agree with Bill. Saratoga Springs, 1931

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