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Shack belonging to a group of ragpickers.
Eugène Atget<br><em>Ragpickers' Hut</em><br>1912 - 1974<br>gold-toned gelatin silver print | paper<br>Museum Purchase<br>1974/1.118
Two reapers at work in a field.
Eugène Atget<br><em>Faucheurs, Somme</em><br>1890 - 1974<br>gold-toned gelatin silver print | paper<br>Museum Purchase<br>1974/1.122
An organ grinder and a young girl perform on a Paris street.
Eugène Atget<br><em>Street Musicians</em><br>1898 - 1974<br>gold-toned gelatin silver print | paper<br>Museum Purchase<br>1974/1.120
Street pavers setting a road in Paris.
Eugène Atget<br><em>Street Paver</em><br>1899 - 1974<br>gold-toned gelatin silver print | paper<br>Museum Purchase<br>1974/1.116
Street vendor standing in the middle of a paved street.
Eugène Atget<br><em>Marchand Abat-Jours</em><br>1899 - 1974<br>gold-toned gelatin silver print | paper<br>Museum Purchase<br>1974/1.112
A view of steerage passengers gathered on two decks of a steamship.&nbsp;
Alfred Stieglitz<br><em>The Steerage</em><br>1907 - 1915<br>photogravure | paper<br>Museum purchase made possible by a gift from Helmut Stern<br>1995/2.23
David Octavius Hill<br><em>St. Andrews, Baiting the Lines, Fishergate, from "A Series of Calotype Views of St. Andrews"</em><br>1916 - 1946<br>carbon print | paper<br>Museum Purchase made possible by the Friends of the Museum of Art<br>1971/2.141
Photograph of the conjoined facades of a barber shop and a laundry, named the "Star Pressing Club."
Walker Evans<br><em>Star Pressing Club, Vicksburg, Mississippi</em><br>1936<br>gelatin silver print | paper<br>Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Harry H. Lunn, Jr., in Honor of the Centennial of The Michigan Daily<br>1990/2.48
View of a modest bedroom in a boarding house, furnished with a simple single bed and a chest of drawers.
Walker Evans<br><em>Hudson Street Boarding House, Detail, New York</em><br>1926 - 1936<br>gelatin silver print | paper<br>Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Harry H. Lunn, Jr., in Honor of the Centennial of The Michigan Daily<br>1990/2.45
An interior wall adorned with various framed photographs of family members and religious icons. 
Walker Evans<br><em>Bedroom, Shrimp Fisherman's House, Biloxi, Mississippi</em><br>1945<br>gelatin silver print | paper<br>Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Harry H. Lunn, Jr., in Honor of the Centennial of The Michigan Daily<br><br>1990/2.38
View of a rural schoolhouse with a bell on its front lawn.
Walker Evans<br><em>School with Separate Bell, Alabama</em><br>1936<br>gelatin silver print | paper<br>Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Harry H. Lunn, Jr., in Honor of the Centennial of The Michigan Daily<br>1990/2.58
A graveyard in a rural setting populated by a variety of headstones, located next to a row of houses.
Walker Evans<br><em>Houses and Graveyard, Rowlesburg, West Virginia</em><br>1935<br>gelatin silver print | paper<br>Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Harry H. Lunn, Jr., in Honor of the Centennial of The Michigan Daily<br>1990/2.53

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148 Collection Object Sources

Ragpickers' Hut (1974/1.118)
Faucheurs, Somme (1974/1.122)
Street Musicians (1974/1.120)
Street Paver (1974/1.116)
The Steerage (1995/2.23)
New York (1990/2.54)
Hardware Store (2011/2.5)
Untitled (1990/2.61)
Boy by Wagon (1971/2.142)
Farm Machine (2008/2.348)
Currie, Nevada (2002/2.219)
Lackarbeiter (1975/2.97)
Jungbauern (2012/2.104)
Gerichtdiener (2012/2.105)
The Visit (1987/1.174.5)
Crossing at Chalma (1987/1.174.11)
Day of All Dead (1987/1.174.8)
...A Fish Called Saw (1983/1.101.11)
Dog Number Twenty (1987/1.174.6)
Pulqueria (1981/2.11)
Group of Dogs (1981/2.1)
Shoemaker (1981/2.7)
Basketman (1981/2.9)
Pigeon Coop (2013/2.351)
Knoxville, 1967 (2013/2.344)
Wiffleball Player (2013/2.356)
Pumpkin Renee (2013/2.350)
Don's 1953 Ford (2013/2.341)
Joe (2013/2.348)
Three Young Men (2013/2.336)
Charlestown, SC (1992/1.139)
New York (1990/2.55)
Young Mechanic (2013/2.342)
Kentucky (2013/2.142)
Peter's Lunch (2002/2.106)

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