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  • Provenance

    Page Imageworks, San Francisco, 1996

  • Catalogue Essay

    As suggested by the calligraphic credit on the recto, as well as its thick mount and large size, this photograph was almost certainly used by the Farm Security Administration as an exhibition print.

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Shoes, Made of Old Automobile Tires, of Henry Mitchell, FSA client, Greene County, Georgia

1939
Gelatin silver print.
10 1/4 x 12 3/4 in. (26 x 32.4 cm)
Signed in pencil, credited and annotated ‘Farm Security Administration, Photograph by Marion Post Wolcott’ in a calligraphic hand in ink on the recto; signed, captioned and annotated ‘An original vintage FSA print from the personal collection of M. P. W.’ in pencil on the reverse of the flush-mount.

Estimate
$6,000 - 8,000 

Sold for $6,000

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