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Houses and Graveyard, Rowlesburg, West Virginia

Accession Number
1990/2.53

Title
Houses and Graveyard, Rowlesburg, West Virginia

Artist(s)
Walker Evans

Artist Nationality
American (North American)

Object Creation Date
1935

Medium & Support
gelatin silver print on paper

Dimensions
7 15/16 in x 10 in (20.2 cm x 25.4 cm);14 5/16 in x 19 5/16 in (36.35 cm x 49.05 cm);7 9/16 in x 9 9/16 in (19.2 cm x 24.3 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 his work for the Farm Security Administration on a project to survey rural parts of the American south, this image shows a graveyard on a hillside, sparesly populated by headstones of various sizes and shapes. The sidewalk bordering the graveyard, from where the photograph is taken, is visible to the left of the photograph, as it leads to a row of houses in the background.

Physical Description
A graveyard in a rural setting populated by a variety of headstones, located next to a row of houses.

Primary Object Classification
Photograph

Collection Area
Photography

Rights
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Keywords
graves
graveyard
graveyards
hills
houses
modern and contemporary art
portfolios
rural houses
streets
tombstones (sepulchral monuments)
trees

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