May 22, 2008 - Sale 2147

Sale 2147 - Lot 168

Price Realized: $ 510
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 800 - $ 1,200
(FRENCH LINE.) "Normandie." Group of approximately 80 photographs related to the fire and the salvaging and scrapping of the ship, most being vintage shots and most of the vintage shots with captions on versos. Majority of photographs in 8x10 inch format (a few are smaller and a few are oversize). Early 1940s

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Interesting group of photographs which show the initial fire and the rescue of men on the ship, followed by a number of shots of the ship laying capsized. There are a number of shots of the ship being salvaged and then being towed to the scrapyard, as well as photos of the ship being dismantled at the scrapyard.