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    Occupational images (40+) vintage photographic prints and (50+) glass plate and acetate negatives. (ca. 1920s-1950s) A collection of vintage (50+) glass plate negatives ranging in size from 4 x 5 in. to 8 x 10 in, vintage (8) acetate camera negatives ranging in size from 4 x 5 in. to 5 x 7 in. and vintage (40+) gelatin silver single-weight and double-weight photographic prints, some mounted to board, ranging in size from approx. 3 x 4 in. to 8 x 10 in. of men and women at work. Featuring a series of (6) negatives documenting the aftermath of the Black Tom explosion in 1916, an act of sabotage by German agents, and views of rescue crews raising the PS General Slocum in 1904 after the boat caught fire and sank killing 1,021 men, women and children. Including spectacular views of flagpole painters atop a sky scraper, telephone linemen, railroad officials, farmers plowing, lace makers, shipwrights, lifeguards, toymakers, concession stand vendors, construction workers building the minaret of the Woolworth Building, postal clerks, bartenders, beer delivery men, chefs, an office party, lab technicians, guitar makers, stained glass window makers, barbers, scissor grinders, autoworkers, typists, dyers, mail sorters, launderers of male and female industrial workers, tailors, seamstresses, miners, painters, art dealers, show girls, cooks, wax figure makers, air pollution controllers, barbers, newsies, warehouse workers, business men, haberdashers, clerks, waiters, mechanics, street car conductors, farmers, furriers, fisherman, railroad workers, switchboard operators, charcoal burners, construction workers, domestics, pharmacists, gardeners, pianists, cart drivers, doctors, scientists, weavers, printers, bakers, policemen, telephone linemen and more. Some prints display Culver Service ink stamps or news agency snipes on verso. Negatives exhibit emulsion loss, scuffing, scratching, chipping and corner loss. Prints exhibit tearing, chipping, creasing, edge wear, and surface loss. Condition varies from vintage good to fine. Special shipping arrangements will apply.

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    September, 2015
    29th Tuesday
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