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Inscription

on verso, stamped, upper right in black ink with blue pencil underlining: PEIPING ESSAY 48; by unknown hand, center right in graphite: new recruits - "New Army / Day" parade in forbidden city; center in graphite: 76 / 286 / 4; stamped, upper left in blue ink: 28316-A [letter in blue pencil]; stamped, inverted, center left in black ink: LIFE PHOTO / BY / Bresson / DEC 22 1948 [artist's name in graphite]; upper left in graphite: x CHINA AF; lower center in graphite: GDC-117 PF49160 (GD-TL-239)

Provenance

(Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York); Gary Davis, Greenwich, CT, purchased 2002; gift to NGA, 2012.