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Star Pressing Club, Vicksburg, Mississippi

Accession Number
1990/2.48

Title
Star Pressing Club, Vicksburg, Mississippi

Artist(s)
Walker Evans

Artist Nationality
American (North American)

Object Creation Date
1936

Medium & Support
gelatin silver print on paper

Dimensions
8 in x 10 in (20.32 cm x 25.4 cm);14 3/8 in x 19 3/8 in (36.51 cm x 49.21 cm);7 5/8 in x 9 1/2 in (19.4 cm x 24.1 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Harry H. Lunn, Jr., in Honor of the Centennial of The Michigan Daily

Subject matter
Part of Walker Evans's project to document the architecture of the South, this photograph depicts the storefront of a laundry and barber shop. An air of mystery hangs over the flatly impenetrable facade: horizontal wooden planks and bricks of the building press up against the picture plane, while the dark interiors of the shops—barely visible through the open door and window slits—remain inaccessible.

Physical Description
Photograph of the conjoined facades of a barber shop and a laundry, named the "Star Pressing Club."

Primary Object Classification
Photograph

Collection Area
Photography

Rights
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Keywords
barbershops
buildings
clothing
doors
laundries (businesses)
modern and contemporary art
portfolios
storefronts
window

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