Apr 18, 2019 - Sale 2506

Sale 2506 - Lot 274

Estimate: $ 1,500 - $ 2,500
A humorous company album and early example of photo-manipulation and appropriation, comprising 36 provocative photographs, each with the montaged face of a Kodak Advertising Dept. employee.
A curious and masterfully technical compilation, with seamless montages (in the negative) achievable only by a darkroom technician of such caliber as those at Kodak. The images include re-purposed Kodak advertisements, seductive images culled from popular sources, and French pseudo-erotica of the 1920s. Silver prints, the images measuring 4 1/2x3 1/2 to 11 1/4x8 1/4 inches (11.4x8.9 to 28.6x21 cm.), mounted recto/verso to vivid turquoise pages, each with the respective employee's autograph beneath their "portrait." Large 4to, paper boards, with a printed title and date, in blue and gold; twin-bolt binding. 1940

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