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Lot 342: (PHOTO BOOTH) A group of 52 stunning photo booth and arcade portraits, most of which show the same African American woman.

ART & STORYTELLING: PHOTOGRAPHS & PHOTOBOOKS

by Swann Auction Galleries

October 25, 2016

New York, NY, USA

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  • (PHOTO BOOTH) A group of 52 stunning photo booth and arcade portraits, most of which show the same African American woman.
  • (PHOTO BOOTH) A group of 52 stunning photo booth and arcade portraits, most of which show the same African American woman.
  • (PHOTO BOOTH) A group of 52 stunning photo booth and arcade portraits, most of which show the same African American woman.
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Description: (PHOTO BOOTH)
A group of 52 stunning photo booth and arcade portraits, most of which show the same African American woman.
Includes 34 of the woman posing in a booth alone in various outfits, with multiple images from the same sittings (cut), all showing the subject artfully and thoughtfully posing for the camera. The remaining 18 apparently showing children or family members, including 5 with a suited man. Silver prints, most images measuring 2x1 1/2 inches (5.1x3.8 cm.), one slightly larger (a Photomatic), and 7 measuring 3 1/2x2 1/2 inches (8.9x6.4 cm.), 2 with dates, in ink, and one of these with the subject's name, Bertha, in pencil, on verso. 1940s-50s

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