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Poughkeepsie, New York

Artist:
André Kertész (American (born Hungary), Budapest 1894–1985 New York)
Date:
1937
Medium:
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
23.6 x 18.3 cm (9 5/16 x 7 3/16 in.)
Classification:
Photographs
Credit Line:
Ford Motor Company Collection, Gift of Ford Motor Company and John C. Waddell, 1987
Accession Number:
1987.1100.48
Rights and Reproduction:
© The Estate of André Kertész / Higher Pictures
Not on view
The structure of this picture brilliantly joins the traveler's descent down the stairs and the train's anticipated advance along the track. The wait is neatly figured by the man in white planted like a clothespin between the zigzag path of arrival and the vertical zip pointing toward the trajectory of future travel.
Inscription: Signed and dated on print, verso, bottom center: "A Kertész // March 28 - 1938"; inscribed on print, verso, top center : "Station. // 1937"; stamped in ink on print, verso, center: "PHOTO COPYRIGHT BY // ANDRE KERTESZ // 307 E. 44th ST. NEW YORK // TEL. MURRAY HILL 4 - 4800"
[Susan Harder, New York]; John C. Waddell, New York (March 29, 1983)

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