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Walker Evans 
The "Estate Stamp" or the "Lunn Gallery" stamp 
1929 (ca) 
  
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Lee Gallery 
 
LL/13368 
  
This stamp was devised in 1975 by Harry Lunn who had purchased 5,500 Evans prints. Walker was too ill to sign them all so they came up with the stamp that is called the "Estate Stamp" or the "Lunn Gallery" stamp or "Lunn Archive" stamp.
 
The stamps of Walker Evans are explained on pages xvi-xvii in Judith Keller's book, "Walker Evans: The Getty Museum Collection" (1995) along with 14 different Evans stamps. Her guide also comes with the caveat: "Evans seems to have reused stamps throughout his career, and some of the Getty prints bear more than one stamp. Therefore, the fourteen stamps found on Getty prints cannot always be used as reliable guides to the dating of the photographs."
 
This example was on the verso of:
 
WALKER EVANS, Scan of stamp, Three Men, Poughkeepsie, NY, ca. 1929, silver print, ca. 1920s or 30s, N281.1 
 

 
  
 
  
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