Auctions | September 16, 2021

Catawiki Hosts Dialogue Historical Photography Auction

Courtesy of Catawiki

Album containing 311 original photographs and tells the story of the Citroën Black Cruise.

Amsterdam – Catawiki is excited to announce its association with the Dialogue Vintage Photography fair in Amsterdam this weekend. Buyers and sellers of historical photographs and photobooks will gather to buy and sell, and to attend talks and seminars. Of course, Catawiki staff are on hand to assist with any potential consignments.

To celebrate the fair, Catawiki is holding a special Dialogue Historical Photographs auction with 114 attractive photographs or albums.

Our star lot of the auction, is al album of photographs by Georges Specht. Entitled “album souvenir connu de la Croisière Noire” this unique record, contains 311 original photographs and tells the story of the Citroen sponsored expedition to Central Africa in 1924-25.

The photographs show the entire Black Cruise from start to finish and in particular follow the journey of the Haardt group of which Specht was a part.

The auction will be online starting Weds 15th September 2021 at 10:00 UTC | closing Sunday 19 September 2021 at 18:01 UTC and will be visible at the following link:

Volker Riepenhausen, Historical Photography expert at Catawiki said: “Such a collection of original photographs of the Black Cruise, covering the entire expedition is unique since no equivalent is known on the market and the only similar album is that of Haardt, kept at the Quai Branly museum and which constitutes an archive. ”