Marion Post Wolcott, ‘On Assignment up Creek Bed, Kentucky River’, circa 1940, Heritage Auctions
Marion Post Wolcott, ‘On Assignment up Creek Bed, Kentucky River’, circa 1940, Heritage Auctions
Marion Post Wolcott, ‘On Assignment up Creek Bed, Kentucky River’, circa 1940, Heritage Auctions

Condition Report: Sheet measures 5-1/4 x 6-3/4 inches; a few small, linear indentations, most noticeable in raking light; not examined out of the frame; framed under glass. Framed Dimensions 8.75 X 10.75 Inches

Signature: Signed, titled, dated, and dedicated in pencil in margin recto.

Image rights: Courtesy of Heritage Auctions

About Marion Post Wolcott

Marion Wolcott is known for her candid documentary photographs taken for the Farm Security Administration (FSA) during America’s Great Depression. Joining Dorothea Lange, Walker Evans, and other photographers who produced iconic images for the FSA, Wolcott documented America’s staggering wealth inequalities, its race relations, the poverty and deprivation experienced during the Depression, and the benefits to the population of federal subsidies and programs. “As an FSA documentary photographer, I was committed to changing the attitudes of people by familiarizing America with the plight of the underprivileged, especially in rural America,” she once said. Along with images of coal miners, farmers harvesting tobacco fields, and affluent spectators at the races, Wolcott also captured moments of transcendence, such as in Jitterbugging (1939), an iconic image of African-Americans dancing in a club.

American, 1910-1990, Montclair, New Jersey