3 prints, comprising The Woods, Ellis, Texas; The Cotton Pickers, Ferguson, Texas; and The Line, Ferguson, Texas, the first signed and dated in ink the margin, and each signed, titled, and dated in pencil and the photographer's 'Bleak Beauty' stamp on the reverse, 1968, printed in 1982 (Photo Film, pp. 94, 95, 99) (3)
Each approximately 8 by 12 in. (20.3 by 30.5 cm.)
This group of three prints is in overall very good condition. Individual condition notes are as follows:
The Woods, Ellis: There is a one-inch crease in the tree trunk that appears to break the emulsion. On the reverse, this print is annotated 'P.149 "Conversations w. the Dead"' in pencil. 'A84122b / (A84122a IRT2)' is written in an unidentified hand in pencil. There is scattered faint foxing on the front and reverse.
The Line, Ferguson: The black margins are silvered. The reverse has scattered foxing.
The Cotton Pickers, Ferguson: The black margins are silvered and the print has yellowed somewhat overall.
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