Lot 600: Theatrical performers by Falk.. 124 cabinet cards of identified theatrical personalities by Benjamin Falk.
October 29, 2016
Yonkers, NY, USALive Auction
Description: Theatrical performers by Falk.. 126 cabinet cards of identified theatrical personalities by Benjamin Falk. These are mostly from his studio at 949 Broadway (1880's) before he moved to a studio on the roof of the Waldorf Astoria Hotel. Most collectors of this material are interested in portraits of certain performers, but I am grouping these by photographer, that will allow a comparative study of the style of portraiture of each studio, including props, backdrops, lighting, posing and other details. An excellent discussion of Falk can be found at http://broadway.cas.sc.edu/content/benjamin-j-falk