Robert Frank Covered Car--Long Beach, California
Medium Silver print
Photo Date 1956 Print Date 1956c
Dimensions 6-3/16 x 9-3/8 in. (157 x 238 mm)
Photo Country United States (USA)
Photographer Country Switzerland
Contact Alex Novak and Marthe Smith
About This Image
Unsigned but annotated '17’ in pencil on print verso with stamped number (2 895). This was most likely one of the Guggenheim proof prints used for the "Americans" book, according to Robert Frank expert Stuart Alexander, who confirms that it is a vintage work print with "better tonality than other similar (meaning machine produced work prints) prints (of other such Frank images) in the National Gallery." It also doesn't glow under black light. Provenance: Robert Frank to a photographer at Chicago School of Design in the 1960s.
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