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on verso, by Standard Oil Co. (N.J.), typed on adhered paper, center: Parks Turner Valley Oil Fields, Sept.'45 / Black Diamond, Alberta, Canada / 29187 Teen age[sic] cowhands at the Bar U Restaurant / in Black Diamond, Alberta, where there / are soft drinks, a juke box, and a menu / listing everything from hot dogs to sir- / loin steaks.; center in stamped in red ink: PLEASE CREDIT / STANDARD OIL CO. (N.J.) / PHOTO BY PARKS; bottom right stamped in red ink: 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: CGA#044 [exhibition number for Half Past Autumn]


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

Exhibition History

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

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