Walker Evans > Photos > Birmingham Boarding House, 1936

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Uploaded at: Aug 22, 2012 11:52AM     Views: 3277     flag
Uploaded by: Jessica Donaghy

Walker Evans (American, 1903-1975)
Gelatin silver print
7 1/4 x 9 1/4" (18.4 x 23.5 cm)
The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Purchase

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message 1: by Diane (new)

Diane I really love the 'eye' of the camera. Love the woman upstairs who looks like she is mending clothes.


message 2: by Hilary (new)

Hilary Love the beautiful detailing on the building and the brickwork on the right. Looks like its been propping things up. Great image.


message 3: by Rolly (last edited Sep 13, 2012 08:29AM) (new)

Rolly Doucet The brickwork on the right looks like they noticed they were running out of bricks.


message 4: by Marilyn (new)

Marilyn Buehrer All that spindly dry wood; fire traps back in the day. That gingerbread acted like kindling. There were so many house fires back then, my grandmother used to say that one move was equal to two house fires meaning so much stuff got lost or ruined in a move, might as well have had a house fire!


message 5: by Rolly (new)

Rolly Doucet As I look at the photo of that building, I think of what it might have looked like when it was newly built. It was most likely very stylish in its' day.


message 6: by Nicole (new)

Nicole Admiring old houses and buildings, particularly those with so much character, I wonder: 'What's the story of this house? If walls could talk...' To me, that's the beauty of photography--good photographs present more questions than answers.


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