ALLIE MAE BURROUGHS, WIFE OF COTTON SHARECROPPER, HALE COUNTY, ALABAMA
the Lunn Gallery stamp, numbers '1' and '36' in pencil, on the reverse, framed, 1936, printed later (Keller 532; Let Us Now Praise Famous Men, unpaginated)
9½ by 7½ in. (24.1 by 19.1 cm.)
This contact print, on single-weight Kodak paper with a glossy finish, is in generally excellent condition. When examined in raking light, a few soft creases that do not appear to break the emulsion are visible. The sheet is gently rippled, mostly in the upper and lower margins. The following are visible in the thin black margins: faint silvering; clamp impressions in the corners; minor edge-wear with some chipping; and a crease at the upper left corner.
There is a hinge remnant along the lower edge on the reverse.
In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.
By descent to the present owner