Awkward Family Photos, Circa 1850

On Tuesday, September 16, Freeman’s of Philadelphia will feature photographs and photobooks. One of our favorite lots here at Fine Books & Collections:

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Unknown Photographer, Family in Plaid ca. 1850 [detail], Estimate $700-1,500, and a worthy 19th-century entry for the Awkward Family Photos compilations.

Other auction highlights include:

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George Zimbel (American b.1929) “At the Bar, Bourbon Street [detail],” Estimate $1,500-2,500.

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Eileen Neff (American b. 1945) “Winter (The Couple) [detail],” Estimate $2,500-3,500.

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Francis Frith (British 1822-1898) “The Statues of the Plain, Thebes [detail],” Estimate $8,000-12,000.

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Diane Arbus (Amerian 1923-1971) “Untitled (8) [detail], ” Estimate $10,000-15,000.

The auction will consist of 130 lots, viewable online here. If you are in the Philadelphia area, visiting hours for the sale are Friday, September 12, 10-5, Saturday, September 13, 12-5, and Monday, September 15, 10-5. There will also be limited viewing the day of the auction.

Photos: Courtesy of Freeman’s.
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