Oct 18, 2018 - Sale 2489

Sale 2489 - Lot 174

Price Realized: $ 2,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 3,000 - $ 4,500
W. EUGENE SMITH (1918-1978)
The mother's aunt, Catherine Prileau, trying to soothe her niece, from the Nurse Midwife photo essay in LIFE magazine * Maude Callen's incubator and medical supplies. Together, 2 photographs. Silver prints, the images measuring 12 1/8x8 3/4 inches (31x22.2 cm.), and the reverse, both with Smith's West Street hand stamp, and the first with cropping notations, in pencil, in an unknown hand, on verso. 1951

Additional Details

Smith, W. Eugene Smith, Master of the Photographic Essay (Aperture), p. 103, cat. no. 16:112.

"Nurse Midwife," LIFE magazine, December 3, 1951.