Monday, April 14, 2008

Walker Evans Picture - Church, Southeast US

This 1936 picture is from Walker Evans' series for the Farm Security Administration. Evans photographed many rural churches across the South. This and other Walker Evans prints are available from Argent Editions.

Prices start at $49 for 8x10.

Monday, February 4, 2008

Black History | Musicians in New Iberia, Louisiana

Original Title: Negro musicians playing accordion and washboard in automobile, near New Iberia, Louisiana
Photographer: Russell Lee
Date: October 1938

Buy a museum-quality print of this historic photograph.

Cotton Picking Day Laborers

Day Laborers Waiting to be Paid for Cotton Picking

Photographer: Marion Post Wolcott
Date: October, 1939

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"Colored" Water Fountain - Old Russell Lee Picture

Original Title: Negro drinking at "Colored" water cooler in streetcar terminal
Photographer: Russell Lee
Date: July, 1939

Buy a museum-quality print of this historic photograph.

Monday, January 28, 2008

Medicine Show, Strange 1935 Picture

Medicine Show Performer by Ben Shahn in 1935, is an odd image of an African American man in black face preparing for a medicine show in Huntingdon, Tennessee.

Argent Editions is always on the lookout for odd and wonderful pictures from the American past. We're not sure what to make if this one except to say that it's eye-catching but a little peculiar.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Central Park Winter Scene

Samuel Gottscho became a commercial photographer at age 50 and is best known for his architectural photographs of New York City. This winter scene in Central Park, looking toward the Plaza Hotel, is the first Gottscho photograph to be offered by Argent Editions. 11 x 14 prints are $115.