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dilapidated surface with handle

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Lucerne (canton) (Printed by C. J. Bucher AG, Lucerne, Switzerland., printed)

  • Date:

    1974 (photographed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Evans, Walker, born 1903 - died 1975 (photographers)
    Polaroid (publisher)

  • Credit Line:

    The Royal Photographic Society Collection at the V&A, acquired with the generous assistance of the National Lottery Heritage Fund and Art Fund

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F, case XRP, shelf 696

Physical description

Monochrome print on photographic paper depicting a multi textured surface, cracked, ripped and rusting in places, possibly the outside of a car door. A handle is visible in the upper right of the image and a broken pane of glass runs across the top of the image. The photographers name is printed under the image on the left.

Place of Origin

Lucerne (canton) (Printed by C. J. Bucher AG, Lucerne, Switzerland., printed)


1974 (photographed)


Evans, Walker, born 1903 - died 1975 (photographers)
Polaroid (publisher)

Marks and inscriptions

'Walker Evans'
Handwritten in ink on paper below image.


Height: 440 mm paper, Width: 330 mm paper

Descriptive line

Photographic print by Walker Evans, 'dilapidated surface with handle', 1974




The Royal Photographic Society; Photographs; Cars


Royal Photographic Society Collection

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