Tag Archives: Photography

Gavels 'n' Paddles: 1936 Oscar statuette, $50,000, Grant Zahajko

Gavels 'n' Paddles: 1936 Oscar statuette, $50,000, Grant Zahajko

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall The 1936 Oscar statuette awarded to art director Richard Day for his work on the 1935 film The Dark Angel sold for $50,000 at an auction held October 10th by Grant Zahajko Auctions in Davenport, Wash. Also, an authenticated autographed photo of Babe Ruth […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Edward Steichen photo, $20,000, Doyle

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Edward Steichen photo, $20,000, Doyle

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A 1926 photograph by Edward Steichen (Fr., 1879-1973), titled Brancusi’s Endless Column (in Steichen’s garden at Voulagis, France) sold for $20,000 at a Photographs Auction held June 14th by Doyle in New York City. Also, Consuelo Kanaga’s (Am., 1894-1978) She is the Tree of […]

Great Collections: May 2018

Great Collections: May 2018

Photography & The American Stage: The Visual Culture of American Theater 1865-1965 Broadway Photographs (broadway.cas.sc.edu) is a website and online resource for students of American Theater, devotees of performing arts photography, historians of American visual culture, curators of image collections, and collectors of dramatic, operatic, balletic, and vaudevillian visual memorabilia. Its mission is to provide […]

Starry-Eyed: Collectible Movie Star Ads

Starry-Eyed: Collectible Movie Star Ads

Story & Photos by Donald-Brian Johnson Editor’s Note: During the infancy of Hollywood Glamour photography, the studios wanted their audience to believe that their stars were born. But in reality, they were “made” – molded, refined, packaged – by the studios that held their contract. Creating a star’s image involved producers, directors, make-up men, and […]

Drawing with Light

Drawing with Light

The First Hundred Years of Photography By Erica Lome The concept of photography has deep historical roots. In ancient Greece and China, mathematicians experimented with the effects of light streaming through a small hole in a dark room. Unknowingly, they established the foundational principles of the camera obscura. It wouldn’t be until the eleventh century […]

Early Photos Defined

Early Photos Defined

The very idea of capturing a picture by reflecting an image onto a light-sensitive surface in order to create a more permanent image vs. simply creating a temporary reflection truly started to materialize in the early 19th century. Putting the two together happened by observing how reflections of an object could be “fixed” onto a […]

Lots to Consider: February 2018

Lots to Consider: February 2018

Auction Items Worth a Look Signed Danny Lyon Photograph Heritage Auctions February Online Photographs Auction: Danny Lyon photograph, Benny at Grand and Division, 1956. Gelatin silver, 2000 16-3/4 x 11-1/2 inches (42.5 x 29.2 cm). Signed and dated in pencil with the printer’s stamp on verso. The work of famed photographer Danny Lyon (American, b. […]

Publisher's Corner: February 2018

Publisher's Corner: February 2018

Focus on Photography By Maxine Carter-Lome People, places, events, moments in time, all captured through the eyes of a photographer and their equipment. It is their unique perspective on what they see and how they choose to capture that image that make photographs equally at home in family albums, historic archives, museum holdings and fine […]

Marilyn Through the Lens

Marilyn Monroe Photography Internet Exclusive Auction through Julien’s Auctions, now through Sunday, March 26th Julien’s Auctions, the world record-breaking auction house to the stars, has announced Marilyn: Through The Lens, an online auction closing Sunday, March 26th, 2017. The sale will feature over 100 Marilyn Monroe photographs by the most significant photographers of the era […]

Six alternative photos for The Beatles’ “Abbey Road” album cover expected to bring $60,000 Oct. 27 in New York

A very rare and complete set of the six alternative photos for The Beatles iconic Abbey Road album cover taken and autographed by Iain Macmillan in 1969 is estimated to bring in $60,000-$80,000 at Heritage Auctions’ public auction in New York City. Now part of Beatles folklore, Paul McCartney had drawn out his idea for the Abbey Road album cover while […]