Minstrel Poster, Alabama, 1936, reprinted ca. 1974

  • Walker Evans, American, 1903-1975

Gelatin silver print

  • Framed: Image: 15 3/8 × 11 13/16 inches (39.1 × 30 cm) Sheet: 19 3/4 × 14 3/4 inches (50.2 × 37.5 cm)

Gift of Warren and Margot Coville

1997.127.3

Department

Prints, Drawings & Photographs

  • Race (concept)
  • Gelatin silver process
  • Photographic paper
  • Caricature
  • Poster
  • Gelatin silver print
  • Racism
  • Alabama
  • African american

Signed, Marks, Inscriptions

Signed, in pencil, on mount, lower right: Walker Evans

Inscribed, in pencil, verso, lower right: -4- WJC 199

Provenance

(Christie's East, New York, New York, USA); 1980-1997, Warren and Margot Coville (Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, USA); 1997-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Rights Status

Walker Evans, Minstrel Poster, Alabama, 1936, reprinted ca. 1974, gelatin silver print. Detroit Institute of Arts, Gift of Warren and Margot Coville, 1997.127.3.