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Inscription

on verso, by unknown hand, top center in graphite circled with blue pencil: B392 / PAGE 7 [in blue pencil] / Fig 5 [reproduction notes]; top right circled in graphite: 66.7; by Standard Oil Co. (N.J.), top right corner in graphite: 2698 [Standard Oil Co. (N.J.) negative number]; across top center in blue pencil scribbled out in graphite: ----- 6 1/2 " ------; across top center in graphite: ----- 8 5/8 ---- [reproduction size]; by Standard Oil Co. (N.J.), typed on adhered paper, center: Parks Sommerville [sic], Me. Feb., 1944 / 2698 Dinner time at Mr. Hercules Brown's home.; by Standard Oil Co. (N.J.), center perpendicular in graphite: 2698; center in red stamp: PLEASE CREDIT / STANDARD OIL CO. (N.J.) / PHOTO BY PARKS;by unknown hand, center in graphite circled scribbled out: 65+; by unknown hand, center in graphite: Fig 5; by Standard Oil Co. (N.J.), bottom right in red stamp: PLEASE RETURN UNUSED PHOTOS TO / STANDARD OIL CO., (N.J.) / PUBLIC RELATIONS DEPT. / 30 ROCKEFELLER PLAZA / NEW YORK, 20, NEW YORK by Corcoran Gallery of Art, bottom right corner in graphite: CGA046 [exhibition number for Half Past Autumn]

Provenance

Gordon Parks, New York; gift to the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1998; acquired by NGA, 2015.

Exhibition History
1997
Half Past Autumn: The Art of Gordon Parks, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, September 10, 1997 – January 11, 1998