Subway Passengers, New York City (Mother and Child)

Walker Evans, American, 1903 - 1975


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negative April 28, 1938; print about 1938

Gelatin silver print

Image: 4 15/16 × 7 1/4 in. (12.5 × 18.4 cm)

Sheet: 7 3/4 × 9 3/4 in. (19.7 × 24.8 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Purchased through the Florence and Lansing Porter Moore 1937 Fund



Place Made: United States, North America


20th century

Object Name


Research Area


Not on view


Inscribed [in ballpoint pen for first two numbers and graphite for the last?], below image: 5 + 4 + 7; stamped, on reverse: WALKER EVANS; inscribed, in graphite, on reverse, above stamp: Withdrawn / Arnold Crane; numbered, in graphite, on reverse, lower right: XX

Course History

ARTH 48.02, History of Photography, Katie Hornstein, Winter 2020

ARTH 48.02, History of Photography, Katie Hornstein, Winter 2020

Exhibition History

Open House: A Portrait of Collecting, Lamont Gallery, Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, New Hampshire, January 19-February 28, 2015.

Walker Evans and 1930s America, Israel Sack Gallery [American Works on Paper wall], Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, January 20-March 16, 2014.


Arnold H. Crane (b. 1932, lawyer, photographer, and major collector of photography and African sculpture), Chicago; to Robert Klein Gallery, New York, date unknown; sold to Lee Gallery, Winchester, Massachusetts, 2011; sold to present collection, 2013.

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