Front / Recto
- Title Untitled (The Strange Encounter)
- Negative Date 1929–32
- Print Date 1929–32
- Medium Gelatin silver print
- Dimensions Image 9 x 11 1/2" (22.9 x 29.2 cm)Mount 10 1/16 × 12 13/16" (25.6 × 32.6 cm)
- Place Taken Paris
- Credit Line Thomas Walther Collection. Gift of Walker Evans, by exchange
- MoMA Accession Number 1785.2001
- Copyright © 2015 Lee Miller Archives, England
Back / Verso
- Mount Type Mount (original)
- Marks and Inscriptions Signed in pencil on mount recto, bottom right: Lee Miller. Stamped in black ink on mount verso, center: LEE MILLER/12, RUE VICTOR/CONSIDERANT/PARIS XIV. Inscribed in pencil on mount verso, bottom right: TW 811101.
The artist, Paris. Possibly Julien Levy Gallery, New York. Purchased by Allan Frumkin Gallery Photographs Inc. (Carol Ehlers), Chicago ; purchased by Thomas Walther, November 1981 ;purchased by The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2001.
 MacGill/Walther 2000, p. 24.
 Thomas Walther archival no. TW 81101 on mount verso; MacGill/Walther 2000(2), p. 19; and Allan Frumkin Gallery Photographs Inc. invoice, November 6, 1981.
- Format Metric
- UV Fluorescence Recto negative Verso no data
- Fiber Analysis No fiber data available
- Material Techniques Developing-out paper
This work was determined to be a gelatin silver print via X-ray fluorescence (XRF) spectrometry.
The following elements have been positively identified in the work, through XRF readings taken from its recto and verso (or from the mount, where the verso was not accessible):
- Recto: P, S, Cl, Ca, Zn, Rb, Sr, Ag, Ba, Pb
- Mount: Al, Si, Ca, Fe, Zn, Pb
The graphs below show XRF spectra for three areas on the print: two of the recto—from areas of maximum and minimum image density (Dmax and Dmin)—and one of the verso or mount. The background spectrum represents the contribution of the XRF instrument itself. The first graph shows elements identified through the presence of their characteristic peaks in the lower energy range (0 to 8 keV). The second graph shows elements identified through the presence of their characteristic peaks in the higher energy range (8 to 40 keV).