MARGARET BOURKE-WHITE | TENANT FARMER'S WIFE (LOCKET, GEORGIA)
TENANT FARMER'S WIFE (LOCKET, GEORGIA)
warm-toned, black inked edges, mounted, the photographer's credit stamp and with caption in pencil on the reverse, framed, 1936 (You Have Seen Their Faces, p. 65, 1995 reprint of the 1937 original)
9¾ by 7½ in. (24.8 by 19.1 cm.)
This print is in generally very good condition. In raking light, a patina of age-appropriate silvering is visible in the darkest areas of the image. Upon close examination in raking light, a few tiny deposits of original retouching and a few tiny matte spots, possibly foxing, are visible. There are three minute nicks to the right and upper black inked edges. The lower left corner of the print is lifting ever so slightly from the mount. The mount is appropriately age-darkened, and there is liquid soiling at the left edge. The upper and lower right corners of the mount are creased.
The following is written in an unidentified hand, in pencil, on the reverse: '"I've done the best I know how all my life, but it didn't amount to much in the end." Locket, Georgia 1936. From "You Have Seen Their Faces" 1936 by M. B-W and Erskine Caldwell. Reprod. p.93.'; 'A 8336'; and an indiscernible annotation in the lower right corner.
There is insignificant soiling, and two hinge remnants along the upper edge.
When examined under ultraviolet light, this print does not appear to fluoresce.
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