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Henri Cartier-Bresson, French, (1908–2004)
Chess Club, Russia, ca. 1954
Gelatin silver print on paper
9 7/8 x 6 3/4 in. (25 x 17 cm)

Object Type: Photography
Technique: Photography
Credit Line: Gift of Sally Strauss and Andrew E. Tomback
Accession Number: 2017.12.23

Vintage ferrotyped gelatin silver print


There is a straight line drawn 1/4” away from the top edge and another straight line 1/8” from the bottom edge running through the width of the print. “////” have been drawn in from the lines to the edges in pencil.
2” from the right edge, there is an double-sided arrow that extends from the top straight line to the bottom one, with the number “102~” written along its length in pencil.
A double-sided arrow connecting the left and right edges occurs 2” from the bottom and has the number “72~” written along its length.
Directly under the top straight line and centered are the words, “FCC F 1476” in pencil. The word, “club” written in pencil and some squiggly lines have been erased.
3” down from the top edge, are numbers “2572/11” (crossed out), “1131” (circled), and “Toy for” (crossed out), all written in pencil.
“2017.12.23” is written on the bottom right corner above the tape in pencil.
“Henri Cartier-Bresson-Magnum Photos” has been stamped in the center of the back in blue ink.

Vintage ferrotyped gelatin silver print

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