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Inscription

all on mount: upper right in graphite: NH 35; lower left in graphite: RB Tones more like this; lower left in graphite: vintage / (wrong negative); center verso in graphite: N.Y. ca. 1938 / Helen Levitt / book 33; center verso in black ink: 23 (in square; 3 struck, 4 added in graphite); lower left verso in graphite: 40; lower left verso in graphite: Helen Levitt 11 (circled)

Provenance

(Robert Mann Gallery, New York, NY); NGA purchase, 2003.

Bibliography
1965
A Way of Seeing. New York, 1965, 33.
1987
Helen Levitt: In the Street, Chalk Drawings and Messages, New York City, 1938-1948. Durham, North Carolina, 1987, 58.
1991
Phillips, Sandra S. and Maria Morris Hambourg. Helen Levitt. Exh. cat. San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. San Francisco, 1991, pl. 11.
2001
Helen Levitt: Crosstown. New York, 2001, 57.