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Sharecropper's Family, Hale County, Alabama
  • Walker Evans
    born: Saint Louis, Missouri, United States ; died: New Haven, Connecticut, United States ; active: United States
  • Sharecropper's Family, Hale County, Alabama, 1936
  • Where object was made: United States
  • gelatin silver print
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 18.9 x 23.4 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 7 7/16 x 9 3/16 in
    Mat Dimensions: 14 x 19 in
  • Museum purchase: National Endowment for the Arts
  • Not on display
  • 1974.0109
Label Text

Black-and-white image of six figures on a porch. There are two women, a man, and three children. One of the children is lying on the lap of the woman in the left side of the image, who is seated on a bed. There is another small child standing in front of the man. The oldest child is standing between the woman and man, and leaning against a scratched, metal bedframe. The figures are all barefooted, except the woman in the right side of the image, and their feet and clothes are dirty. There is an open doorway behind the figures, in the left side of the image.