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on verso, stamped, upper left in black ink with blue pencil underlining: PEIPING ESSAY 48; by unknown hand, center in graphite: 76 / 264 /3; stamped, perpendicular, upper right in black ink: DEC 22 1948; center in graphite: children with scraps / of unburned coal they / have scavenged; stamped, lower right in black ink: LIFE PHOTO / BY / Bresson [artist's name in graphite]; lower center in blue pencil: x POVERTY / x CHILDREN - CHINESE - BOYS; stamped, perpendicular, lower left in blue ink: 28316-E [letter in blue pencil]; lower center in graphite: PF49187 (GD-TL-266) GDC-127


(Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York); Gary Davis, Greenwich, CT, purchased 2002; gift to NGA, 2013.