Gift of the photographer to the present owner, circa 1986
Other prints of this image:
The Americans: Photographs by Robert Frank (New York, 1986), p. 125
Sarah Greenough and Philip Brookman, Robert Frank: Moving Out (Washington, D. C.: National Gallery of Art, 1994, in conjunction with the exhibition), p. 180
Anne W. Tucker and Philip Brookman, New York to Nova Scotia (Houston: Museum of Fine Arts, 1986, in conjunction with the exhibition), p. 33
Beaumont Newhall, The History of Photography from 1839 to the Present Day (The Museum of Modern Art, 1964), p. 200
John Szarkowski, The Photographer's Eye (The Museum of Modern Art, 1966, in conjunction with the exhibition), p. 152
John Szarkowski, Looking at Photographs: 100 Pictures from the Collection of The Museum of Modern Art (The Museum of Modern Art, 1973), p. 177
Photography's Multiple Roles (Chicago: The Museum of Contemporary Photography, Columbia College, 1998, in conjunction with the exhibition), p. 91
The photograph offered here and in the following two lots were gifts from Robert Frank to the present owners for their generous support of the Photographs Department at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. In 1986, in an effort to raise money to purchase 27 prints from The Americans, the Museum contacted a small group of donors, and asked for their help to fund the acquisition. Pleased at the prospect of having a large selection from his seminal series in the Metropolitan's collection, Robert Frank, through Pace/MacGill Gallery, offered these patrons the opportunity to select three images from his body of work and made each a set of prints.
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