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Walker Evans

(St. Louis, Missouri, 1903 - 1975, New Haven, Connecticut)

c. 1936

Gelatin silver print

8 in. x 10 in. (20.32 cm x 25.4 cm)

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. C. Blake McDowell, Jr.

1980.25

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Through juxtaposition, Evans suggests that the rosy-cheeked image of optimism on the billboard did not hold true for all Americans at this time, especially African-Americans.

Keywords
Billboards
Black and White
Documentary
Hat
Male
United States