Oct 25, 2016 - Sale 2426

Sale 2426 - Lot 261

Price Realized: $ 6,250
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 5,000 - $ 7,500
Group of 9 photographs. With 4 large-format and 5 small-format photographs, each an example of Edgerton's seminal studies using multi-flash photography to capture and slow time. Silver prints, the images measuring 6 1/8x9 1/2 to 13 5/8x10 7/8 inches (15.5x24.1 to 34.6x27.6 cm.), and the reverse, the sheets 8x10 to 14x11 inches (20.3x25.4 to 35.6x27.9 cm.), 5 with Edgerton's signature, in pencil or in ink, some with additional notations, many with his Cambridge, Mass. hand stamp, and all with his Estate hand stamp, on verso. 1930s-60s

Additional Details

From Melcher Press, Inc., New York, New York, in 1989.

Each photograph with a signed letter from the Estate of Harold Edgerton stating that the prints were deaccessioned from Edgerton's personal archive, produced under his direct supervision, and "kept by him as a fine example of an image he considered important."

.30 caliber bullet collides with a light bulb, 1963, with the Cambridge, Mass. (in blue) and Estate hand stamps Dancer, Nancy Crompton, 1952, with Edgerton's signature and partial address, in pencil, and his Estate hand stamp Baseball, with the Estate hand stamp Water from faucet,1932, with Edgerton's signature and address, in pencil, and his Estate hand stamp Bullet through three balloons, with Edgerton's signature, address, and notation "Last copy," in ink, additional notations (including a small label), and his Estate hand stamp Fan and smoke vortices, 1934, with the Cambridge, Mass. (in red) and Estate hand stamps Track runners, with the Cambridge, Mass. (in red) and Estate hand stamps Bat, with his signature and a numeric notation, in ink, and Estate hand stamp .22 caliber bullet cuts wire, with Edgreton's signature and the title, in pencil, and the Cambridge, Mass. (in red) and Estate hand stamps.

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