Saturday, January 4, 2014


Two photo albums by Walker Evans in the Library of Congress contain 107 "gelatin silver developed-out photographs." All album pages (including blanks) were scanned full-frame and made publicly viewable. Evans put the albums together in 1935-36 as the first draft of a work that would, in collaboration with James Agee, become Let Us Now Praise Famous Men, published in 1941. Few of the original layouts seen here survived into the published book.