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Inscription

on verso, by LIFE, center stamped in purple ink inverted: LIFE MAGAZINE / LIFE PHOTO BY / Gordon Parks / TAKE NO. / 9th / DATE / 5-8-63 / SET NO. 66874 / STORY & LOCATION / Black Muslims; center left in graphite perpendicular underlined 874 / 9C9 / 29[?]; center stamped in red ink: REPRODUCTION FORBIDDEN / This photograph is owned / by LIFE. Republication or / re-use for advertising, / publicity or promotion is / not permitted.; by Corcoran Gallery of Art, bottom right corner in graphite: CGA#153 [exhibition number for Half Past Autumn]

Provenance

Gordon Parks, New York; gift to the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC 1998; acquired by NGA, 2016.