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Walter L. Gregory, also known as The Mad Man from Massachusetts, photographed in the city room of the Bowery News.
  • Diane Arbus
    1923–1971
    born: New York, New York, United States ; died: New York, New York, United States ; active: United States
  • Walter L. Gregory, also known as The Mad Man from Massachusetts, photographed in the city room of the Bowery News., 1960
  • published in Esquire magazine, July 1960
  • Where object was made: United States
  • gelatin silver print
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 23.2 x 15.7 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 9 1/8 x 6 1/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • Gift of Esquire, Inc.
  • Not on display
  • 1980.0236
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Black-and-white image of a man with tattoos on his arms which are crossed tightly against his chest. The man (identified as Walter Gregory) has one eye shut and one open. He is nude from the waist up. The image cuts off his lower body.