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Inscription

all on mount: lower center in black ink: WILD IRIS. MAINE-1927 / PHOTOGRAPH BY / PAUL STRAND / RETURN TO / PAUL STRAND, 314 W. 83 ST. N.Y.C.; all by later hand, on mount: upper left verso in graphite: EW-MF-#161 TI; upper right verso in graphite: #228 / Safe 1 / (D); center verso in graphite: -4 3/4- / 133 no rule / 4 / By permission of Paul Strand

Provenance

Paul Strand Archive, Aperture Foundation, Millerton, NY; Southwestern Bell Corporation, St. Louis, MO; gift to NGA, 1990.

Exhibition History
1990
Greenough 1990, 65 (recto only exhibited).
2001
Modern Art and America: Alfred Stieglitz and His New York Galleries, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 2001, no. 107, as Wild Iris, Maine.
Bibliography
1945
Newhall, Nancy. Paul Strand. Photographs 1915-1945, New York, 1945: cover (recto only).
1987
Paul Strand, vol. I, Zurich, 1987: pl.27 (recto only).
1990
Greenough 1990, p. 158, illus. p.65 (recto only).
2000
Modern Art and America: Alfred Stieglitz and His New York Galleries. Exh. cat. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 2001: no. 107.