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Inscription: Inscribed in pencil on mount, verso, top center, in Russian translated as: "Work by Lissitzky // (20's ??) // N. Chardier"; center: "EL";
Nicolai Khardjiev, U.S.S.R. (probably directly from Lissitzky); [Boris Kerdinum, New York (early 1980s)]; [Rosa Esman, New York (ca. 1983)]; John C. Waddell, New York (December 28, 1983)
The background image for this photomontage (the cityscape) is a photograph of Times Square by Knud Lonberg-Holm, which is reproduced in Cahiers d'Art, No.3, March 1926, p.60 and Erich Mendelsohn's "Amerika," 1926, pl. 44.
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