W. Eugene Smith
American, 1918-1978

Santa Fe Essay: Drummers at Comanche war dance, 1947
Gelatin silver print
Gift of Therese and David Hymer for art and learning
Period: 20th c
Classification: Photograph
Dimensions: Sheet: 12 3/8 × 10 5/8 in. (31.4 × 27 cm)
Signatures, Inscriptions and Markings v
Stamped, black ink, verso upper center: Santa Fe Essay (underlined in inscribed blue, followed by an "x") Stamped, blue/purple ink, verso upper center: FEB 28 1947 Stamped, blue/purple ink, verso URC: LIFE PHOTO / BY / W. EUGENE SMITH Inscribed, graphite, verso URC: Photo # 767468 Inscribed, graphite, verso upper center: 36 / 18 / 4 Stamped, black ink, verso center: LIFE PRINT / BY / HERBERT STOECKEL Stamped, black ink, verso center right: Time Inc. copyright stamp Insribed, graphite, verso lower right: Drummers at / Comanche war dance / San Ildefonso pueblo, / Santa Fe - (inscribed blue underline under "Comanche war dance" with two "x"s above) Inscribed, graphite, verso LRC: 500 Stamped, blue ink, verso lower right: 22973 (preceded by blue inscribed checkmark, followed by blue inscribed "- C") Inscribed, graphite, verso center bottom: PF 120093 Inscribed, black ink, verso left middle: 9
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