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Inscription

on verso, by unknown hand, upper left in graphite: 10; stamped, upper center in black: LIFE PHOTO / BY; by unknown hand, upper center in graphite: G. Parks; stamped, upper right in black: OCT 8 1948; by unknown hand, inverted and circled: 655; center in red pencil: DO NOT USE / without seeing / PARKS; center in graphite: 53 / 6 / [?]alt; stamped, lower left perpendicular in blue: 27655; by unknown hand, lower right in blue pencil: x RACES - NEGROES / x Youth - US - Boys; by unknown hand, lower right in graphite: 1999.57.11.; on label on upper left of verso, typed: PLEASE RETURN DIRECT / TO Ida Mae Johnson [name by unknown hand in black ink] / LIFE PIX COLLECTION / ROOM 5-01

Provenance

Gordon Parks, New York; gift to the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1999; acquired by the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 2015.

Exhibition History
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