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Sidewalk Scene, Selma, Alabama

Accession Number
1990/2.59

Title
Sidewalk Scene, Selma, Alabama

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)

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

Subject matter
In this sidewalk scene in Selma, Alabama, Evans captures the bustling activity of street life. A black blur smudges the right edge of the frame, ostensibly a fast-moving automobile that passing by. A group of men sit still on a bench, while others mill about by the entrance to a store.

Physical Description
View of a storefront with people sitting in front on benches and entering the shop through a doorway.

Primary Object Classification
Photograph

Collection Area
Photography

Rights
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Keywords
Selma
Urban life
city
cityscapes (representations)
groups
men
modern and contemporary art
portfolios
seated
sidewalks
standing
storefronts
streets

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