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Inscription

signed by artist, across bottom in black ink: “…Hundreds gathered for trip in white dresses carrying cloth bags, pails, candles—going to inaccessible & most / venerable religious festival of Tres Reyes…Train started 7 A.M. with a hundred in a box car, people hanging on / steps of platform even—engine went off tracks like some great sad silent dead horse of iron at noon, usual occ- / urrence.” (See Journals Early ‘Fifties Early ‘Sixties [underlined], N.Y., Grove, 1977, 1992, P.37.) Narrow-gauge railroad, Merida to Valladolid, Quintana Roo, Mexico, January 1954. Allen Ginsberg; on verso, by unknown hand, lower right in graphite: V2 / JAN.1953 / 27/364 / Mexico; bottom center: GD-AG-100; bottom right: GDC-861

Provenance

Gary and Ellen Davis, Greenwich, CT; gift to NGA, 2012.

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