Maine Pump by Walker Evans (1933)

The photograph titled “Maine Pump” was taken by the artist Walker Evans in the year 1933. It depicts a detailed view of a water pump situated against the backdrop of a wooden building. The structure features Gothic-style windows and ornate, scalloped trim work that adds a decorative touch to the architecture, echoing the typical American rural touches of the era. The pump itself is of traditional design, mounted on a wooden plank base, with a long handle extending upwards. The photograph is monochromatic, capturing the play of light and shadows, which enhances the textural qualities of the wooden surfaces and creates a sense of depth and dimensionality in the image.

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