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1933. A signed half view of General John Pershing, showing him from mid chest upwards, wearing his uniform. In Very Good condition. Housed in Very Good condition frame. Professionally framed. Dimensions in frame: height 10.7 inches x width 8.5 inches, with the photo being only slightly smaller. Not examined outside of frame. Inscribed: "For Ambassador and Mrs Straus With Warm personal regards And best wishes. Sept 1933 John J Pershing." Located at the Dupont Store.
A signed 3/4 view of James Corbett, showing him from the knees upwards, wearing only boxing pants and belt. In Very Good condition. Housed in Very Good condition frame. Professionally framed. Dimensions in frame: height 11.9 inches x width 8.25 inches, with the photo being only slightly smaller. Not examined outside of frame. Inscribed: "To My friend Gerald Levy With best regards Jas J Corbett Champion of the World 1892-1897." Located at the Dupont Store.
New York: Pantheon Books, 1983. Deluxe Limited Edition, #119/250. Quarto (12 in. x 12 in.), , 192 pages. In Very Good plus condition, with Very Good plus case. Black fabric case with gilt lettering to front and spine. Boards bound in red publisher's cloth with gilt lettering to spine and front board. Boards show very light shelf wear overall with minimal rubbing along edges. Textblock is clean. Includes 7 1/2 in. x 9 1/2 in. color photograph mounted on Rising Photomount and signed by Eliot Porter in pencil.
Paris, France: Dario Zucchi, 2002. Limited Edition, #0472. Oblong octavo; 70 pages; VG/VG; gray spine with white and black lettering; dust jacket protected in a mylar covering; minor shelfwear; full color photographs throughout; limitation reading '0472' in sharpie to copyright page with offset to facing page, ffep signed flat by Zucchi, pages otherwise clean; shelved in Photography.
Chicago: 1979. Limited edition (1 of 6). Chuck Berry at Navy Pier in Chicago, Illinois. June 15, 1979. Signed by Jerry Aronson, the photographer. Jerry said: “This concert brought home Chuck’s originality and his position as one of the founders of rock and roll.” Dimensions: Print: w 11 in x h 14 in; image: w 10 in x h 12.5 in Condition: Excellent.
Chicago: Second City Newspaper, 1969. A collection of nine original photographs of the protests which took place at the Grant Park Bandshell on the first day of the trial of the Chicago 8 (September 24, 1969). Taken by a staff photographer for the underground newspaper Second City. The photographs depict: the Black Panther Party of Illinois Deputy Chairman Fred Hampton and his entourage urging people to free Bobby Seale (four photographs); Abbie Hoffman, surrounded by photographers and addressing the crowds (three photographs); the somewhat integrated (though mostly African American) seated crowd (one photograph); and a group of marchers holding a “Support Black Liberation” banner (one photograph). Four of the photographs were published by Second City, notably, the striking portrait of Fred Hampton used on the cover of Vol. 2, no. 3. Two 8” x 10” photographs; seven 5” x 7” photographs. Fine condition; all very slightly age-toned with very slight bumping to corners of prints. CX Consignment. Shelved case 0.
Three photographs related to the Wright Brother's historic first flight at Kitty Hawk. The first is a 1928 re-issue of the famous 1903 photograph of Orville and Wilbur Wright as they make their first ever flight at Kitty Hawk. Issued for the 25th anniversary, the verso bears a detailed paper caption by the Associated Press. The second photo is an original photograph of aviator Orville Wright at the 25th anniversary of the Kitty Hawk flight. He is posed at the memorial along with senator Hiram Bingham, where delegates to the International Conference on Civil Aeronautics unveiled a tablet on a huge boulder. Amelia Earhart was at the event, but out of frame, having recently accomplished her trans-Atlantic flight. The photo was taken by Underwood & Underwood, with their description and other stamps on the rear and their copyright notice on the front. There are two small closed tears, one on the right edge impacting the photo itself. The third photo is an Acme Telephoto copy of Milton Wright donating the famous plane to the Smithsonian, shaking hands with Chief Justice Fred Vinson and Vice President-elect Alben Barkley. CX Consignment. Shelved in Case 0.
1910. One 7 in. x 5 in. type 1 photograph, affixed to a larger 10 in. x 8 in. sheet. The reverse of the sheet has the stamps of "Culver Pictures, Inc." The photo itself has been glued, but the bottom third is loose, permitting a view of the photograph's verso, where the original photographer is identified as "The Pictorial News Co" (as well as other pencil and pen notations). The front of the sheet reads: "Wilbur Wright giving final instructions to Johnstone before the successful World's Record Flight for Altitude." The picture is presumed to have been taken in October of 1910, as Johnstone set a new American flight altitude record of 8,471 feet on October 27, 1910. He passed away two weeks later, on November 17, 1910, in an air crash. Authentication Certification: PSA/DNA Certification #1P05742. CX consignment. Shelved in Case 0.
A framed, full-color photograph of George W. Bush with tailor Georges de Paris; G+; multiple scraped patches at borders of photo; image undamaged; inscribed to de Paris, "To my favorite tailor, George. Best wishes [Bush's signature]"; dimensions in frame: height 11 1/2 in. x width 8 in.; dimensions out of frame: height 11 in. x width 8 1/2 in.; located at Dupont store.
An inscribed, full-color photograph of George W. Bush shaking hands with tailor Georges de Paris; G+; multiple scraped patches at boarders of photo; one scratch at left side of image; inscribed by Bush, "To George, best always, [Bush's signature]"; dimensions out of frame: height 10 11/16 in. x width 8 in.; dimensions with frame: height 11 in. x width 9 in.; located Dupont store.
Los Angeles: 1996. Limited edition (1 of 6). Description: Leonardo DiCaprio and William Burroughs at Burroughs’s art show at LACMA in Los Angeles, California. July 18, 1996. Limited edition (1 of 6). Signed by Jerry Aronson, the photographer. Jerry said: “In the summer of 1996, I was taking photos of William and Allen Ginsberg at the opening party for Burroughs's exhibit in Los Angeles. A very young Leo approached me, said he was a big fan of both writers, and asked if I would take his photo with them. I recognized him from Gilbert Grape and asked him about any newer films. He told me that he had just finished Romeo and Juliet and was thinking about being in a new film, Titanic. The rest, of course, is history. I spoke to Allen and William and both were happy to be photographed with him.” Dimensions: Print: w 14 in x h 11 in; image: w 13 in x h 9.5 in Condition: Excellent.
Pueblo: 1991. Limited edition (1 of 6). Description: Chubby Checker at the Colorado State Fair in Pueblo, Colorado. August 22, 1991. Limited edition (1 of 6). Signed by Jerry Aronson, the photographer. Jerry said: “Everyone was waiting for Chubby to sing ‘The Twist.’ When he did, the entire audience started twisting along with him.” Dimensions: Print: w 11 in x h 14 in; image: w 10 in x h 11 in Condition: Excellent.
Pasadena: 1982. Limited edition (1 of 6). Joan Baez and Bob Dylan at Rose Bowl Peace Sunday concert in Pasadena, California. June 6, 1982. Limited edition (1 of 6). Signed by Jerry Aronson, the photographer. Jerry said: “It was wonderful to see Joan and Bob performing together again for a good cause.” Dimensions: Print: w 14 in x h 11 in; image: w 13 in x h 7.75 in Condition: Excellent.
Los Angeles: 1979. Limited edition (1 of 6). Description: Buffy Sainte-Marie at the Southern California Indian Center in Los Angeles, California. April 10, 1979. Limited edition (1 of 6). Signed by Jerry Aronson, the photographer. Jerry said: “I attended the 1979 Academy Awards presentation because my short documentary, The Divided Trail, had received a nomination. During the ceremony, I was seated next to Jon Voight, who won an Oscar that night for best actor in Coming Home. We were chatting, and I mentioned that I was working on a longer version of The Divided Trail, and that I was planning to film Buffy Sainte-Marie performing a new song for it the next day. Jon asked if he could come to the filming, and said he would be happy to do an introduction to the movie. He and Buffy hit it off, and the longer version of The Divided Trail was then eventually shown on European television, including Jon's introduction and Buffy's new song, ‘Walk in Balance.’ This photo was taken during a break in the filming.” Dimensions: Print: w 11 in x h 14 in; image: w 8.5 in x h 12.5 in Condition: Excellent.
Denver: 1976. Limited edition (1 of 6). David Bowie taken during the Thin White Duke tour, at McNichols Sports Arena in Denver, Colorado. February 17, 1976. Limited edition (1 of 6). Signed by Jerry Aronson, the photographer. Jerry said: “I met David backstage briefly to introduce myself, and to ask him if I could photograph him from the front of the stage. He thanked me for asking, agreed, and said he would be sure to sing towards me as much as possible. David's concert was warmly received and his stage presence was remarkable.” Dimensions: Print: w 16 in x h 20 in; image: w 14 in x h 18.5 in Condition: Excellent. Shelved Rockville.