on verso, by unknown hand, upper left in blue pencil: Checker players / in a park in / Tashkent. Portrait is / of late Soviet poet / Mayakovski; stamped, center in blue ink: PLEASE CREDIT / HENRI CARTIER-BRESSON (Magnum) / Magnum Photos Inc. / 17 East 64th Street / New York 21, N. Y. / PHOTOS MUST NOT BE ALTERED BY TRIMMING; stamped, perpendicular, center left in red ink: USED IN LIFE JAN 31 1955; additional stamps from LIFE Magazine and other editorial and archival marks by unknown hand
(Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York); Gary Davis, Greenwich, CT, purchased 2002; gift to NGA, 2012.
- Cartier-Bresson, Henri. “The People of Russia, Part Two: Travel in the U.S.S.R.” Life (31/01/1955): 90.