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Let Us Now Praise Famous Men: Three Tenant Families

Author James Agee (American, 1909–1955), Illustrated by Walker Evans (American, 1903–1975)

Place of Publication: Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Catalogue Raisonné

Parr & Badger, Photobook, v. 1, p. 144


Overall: 21.7 x 15 x 4 cm (8 9/16 x 5 7/8 x 1 9/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 62 photomechanical halftones

Not On View


Americas, Contemporary Art, Photography


Illustrated books

(Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1960) Quarto; xxii, 471 pp., plus plates; original publisher’s silver-stamped black cloth, original printed dust jacket.

Photographs of Alabama tenant farmers and their families.

Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1960


ABE Books dealer (online dealer); by 2007, purchased by Carl F. Zahn, Boston, MA; 2009, year-end gift of Carl Zahn to the MFA Boston. (Accession Date: January 20, 2010)

Credit Line

Gift of Carl Zahn


© Walker Evans Archive, The Metropolitan Museum of Art