Apr 19, 2018 - Sale 2474

Sale 2474 - Lot 158

Price Realized: $ 6,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 4,000 - $ 6,000
W. EUGENE SMITH (1918-1978)
Woman and child by car window, from the Nurse Midwife photo essay in LIFE Magazine. Silver print, the image measuring 9 7/8x13 1/4 inches (25.1x33.7 cm.), with Smith's extensive caption, in block letters and in pencil, and his West Street hand stamp, on verso. 1951

Additional Details

Smith's lengthy handwritten caption, which is trimmed at the very edges, reads: "Married but childless. Affie King adopted chil[d], born on Monday, traveled 43 miles[s] on Thursday to pick it up. Have caption but not name of child. Mother unmarried but of sound mind."