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Billboard

Accession Number
1990/2.49

Title
Billboard

Artist(s)
Walker Evans

Artist Nationality
American (North American)

Object Creation Date
circa 1937

Medium & Support
gelatin silver print on paper

Dimensions
10 7/8 in x 7 in (27.6 cm x 17.8 cm);14 3/8 in x 19 3/8 in (36.51 cm x 49.21 cm);5 7/16 in x 9 3/16 in (13.8 cm x 23.3 cm)

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

Subject matter
This photograph shows a cropped section of a billboard, which features a cartoon of a woman in a swimsuit poised to make a dive. Her body looms disproportionately large over a sun umbrella on the beach. The spotlight attached to the top of the billboard appears as if it were part of the depicted scene, casting a long shadow onto the image and drawing attention to the figure.

Physical Description
Photograph of a billboard advertisement depicting a cartoon of a woman in a swimsuit on a beach.

Primary Object Classification
Photograph

Collection Area
Photography

Rights
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Keywords
Figures
advertisement
advertisements
bathing suits
billboards (site elements)
full-length
lamp
modern and contemporary art
portfolios

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