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A black and white photograph of the front of a church.

The photograph shows the front of a church. The church is clad in clapboards. There is a porch with a shingle roof with four narrow columns to support it. There are double doors painted white with dark accents. The church roof rises to a peak, there is a cupola with two tiers. The top tier is slightly narrower than the bottom and has a shutter in the center. The roof is peaked and shingled. There is a stand of trees behind the church.

Identification and Creation

Object Number
Walker Evans, American (St. Louis, Mo., USA 1903 - 1975 New Haven, Conn., USA)
Negro Church, South Carolina
Work Type
March 1936
Creation Place: North America, United States, South Carolina
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Physical Descriptions

Gelatin silver print
image: 24.9 x 19.8 cm (9 13/16 x 7 13/16 in.)
sheet: 25.5 x 20.8 cm (10 1/16 x 8 3/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • stamp: verso, b.r., ink: PLEASE CREDIT [over] F.S.A. [over] FARM SECURITY ADMINISTRATION [over] PHOTO BY EVANS
  • stamp: verso, t.r., ink: PLEASE NOTE: [over] Kindly Return Unused Photos [over] to the Division of Information, [over] Farm Security Administration, [over] Washington, D.C.
  • inscription: verso, bottom, ink: Negro church, South Carolina March 1936
  • inscription: verso, center, graphite: 8054A
  • stamp: verso, center, blue ink: N.Y. PUBLIC LIBRARY [over] PICTURE COLLECTION
  • inscription: on discarded mat, in graphite: Walker Evans / Negro Church S. Carolina 1936

Acquisition and Rights

Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Sam Pratt
© Walker Evans Archive, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Accession Year
Object Number
Modern and Contemporary Art

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Exhibition History

  • 32Q: 1320 Social Realism, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 04/05/2018 - 10/18/2018

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