Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Walker Evans in Hudson

On Sunday, February 21, Sedat Pakay will show his documentary film about the photographer Walker Evans at 3 p.m. at the Claverack Library.

Being reminded of this event by Sam Pratt on his blog, I was also reminded of two Walker Evans photographs discovered by Sam last year in the Walker Evans Archive on the Metropolitan Museum of Art website. Both pictures are described simply as "Italianate Revival House, New York State," but both have been identified by Sam and others as the house that used to stand on Allen Street just west of the courthouse, next the Egyptian Revival house--where the parking lot is today. The house was demolished in the late 1960s or early '70s. Some say the house had irreparable structural problems, but not everyone agrees about that. This is how the house appeared in 1933-34.

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