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Inscription

on verso, by unknown hand, upper center in graphite: 874 [underlined] / 5C3 [underlined] / 27; upper right circled: 25; LIFE MAGAZINE stamp with various notations, upper to middle center in blue ink, upper row, left to right: LIFE PHOTO BY / Gordon Parks; TAKE NO / 5th; DATE / 4-1-63; SET NO. 66874; center row, left: STORY & LOCATION / Black Muslims; bottom row, left: 35mm / 3; stamped, center inverted in red ink: REPRODUCTION FORBIDDEN [underlined] / This photograph is owned / by LIFE. Republication or / re-use for advertising, / publicity or promotion is / not permitted.; by Corcoran Gallery of Art, lower right corner in graphite: CGA #154 [exhibition number for Half Past Autumn]

Provenance

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

Exhibition History
1997
Half Past Autumn: The Art of Gordon Parks, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, September 10, 1997 – January 11, 1998
2015
In Light of the Past: Celebrating Twenty-Five Years of Collecting Photographs at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, May 3 – July 26, 2015