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Inscription

on verso, by unknown hand, upper center in graphite: Used Life 1-17-55 cover / Internat 2-7 cover / Spanish 2-28 cover; upper right in graphite: OA 1889 / 2A 8 MR; center in blue pencil: Moscow; stamped, center in blue ink: LIFE PHOTO BY / CARTIER-BRESSON; stamped, lower right in red ink: USED IN LIFE JAN 17 1955 cover [cover handwritten in blue ink]; stamped, lower center in red ink, crossed out in blue pencil: RESTRICTED PICTURES / SEE BOB ELSON FIRST; lower center in blue ink, circled: # 43883-G; stamped, lower right in blue ink: DEC 30 1954; lower center in graphite: PF 49268 (GD-TL 347) GDC-273

Provenance

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

Bibliography
1955
Cartier-Bresson, Henri. “The People of Russia, Part One: Moscow.” Life (17/01/1955): cover.