1. (attributed to) Walker Evans, ca. 1935 and 1942

This is one of the photographs “killed” or censored by the Farm Security Administration editors (see this book review for more examples and explanation). Besides being hole-punched, the scan isn’t very good (there are plenty of good scans on the Library of Congress site thankfully, but they basically have to redo everything from the 90’s, a big project). 



The New Yorker used the photo in 2001. The FSA was a huge project and sometimes photographers travelled together, developed their film together, which was sent back to Washington to the archive. If the photographers did ever see their negatives again, sometimes it was decades later. The LOC doesn’t seem as certain about the attribution to Evans as the New Yorker (maybe they became less certain since 2001), but you have to assume the New Yorker somehow fact checked it.

    (attributed to) Walker Evans, ca. 1935 and 1942

    This is one of the photographs “killed” or censored by the Farm Security Administration editors (see this book review for more examples and explanation). Besides being hole-punched, the scan isn’t very good (there are plenty of good scans on the Library of Congress site thankfully, but they basically have to redo everything from the 90’s, a big project).

    The New Yorker used the photo in 2001. The FSA was a huge project and sometimes photographers travelled together, developed their film together, which was sent back to Washington to the archive. If the photographers did ever see their negatives again, sometimes it was decades later. The LOC doesn’t seem as certain about the attribution to Evans as the New Yorker (maybe they became less certain since 2001), but you have to assume the New Yorker somehow fact checked it.

     
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    5. sergelapelle said: Doesn’t feel like Evans at all
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