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Photos (Baltimore Sun)

Photographer: A.Aubrey Bodine for the Baltimore Sun

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FATHER'S DAY

FATHER'S DAY

PHOTOGRAPHER A.AUBREY BODINE, BALTIMORE SUN

PRICE $3,000.00

PRINT SIZE: 11” X 14”

FRAMED: WHITE METAL 16” X 20”

GLOSSY FIBER SILVER GELATIN WITH EDITORIAL ANNOTATIONS

DATE 1950

WITH DATE STAMP AND NOTATIONS ON VERSO

CONDITION: MINOR DINGS AND SURFACE IMPERFECTIONS 

THIS IS AN ORIGINAL UNIQUE PRINT.

RED CROSS FATHER’S CLASS

RED CROSS FATHER’S CLASS

PHOTOGRAPHER: A. AUBREY BODINE, BALTIMORE SUN

 PRICE $2,500.00

PRINT SIZE: 11” X 14”

FRAMED: WHITE METAL 16” X 20”

GLOSSY FIBER SILVER GELATIN WITH EDITORIAL ANNOTATIONS AND OVERPAINTING

DATE 1950

WITH DATE STAMP AND NOTATIONS ON VERSO

CONDITION: DINGS, SCRATCHES AND SURFACE IMPERFECTIONS 

NOTES: THE RED CROSS HAS APPARENTLY DISCONTINUED ITS TRAINING OF FATHERS. HOPEFULLY, THIS MEANS THAT DURING THE PAST SEVENTY YEARS, FATHERS HAVE BECOME MORE INTEGRATED INTO THE CHILD REARING PROCESS AND NO LONGER REQUIRE SUCH SPECIFIC TRAINING. WHAT THE RED CROSS DOES TRAIN FOR NOW IS INFANT CPR. PERHAPS INFANTS IN 1950 WERE LESS PRONE TO CHOKING BUT WERE DIRTIER AND REQUIRED MORE ADVANCED BATHING TECHNIQUES?

THIS IS AN ORIGINAL UNIQUE PRINT.

PENNSYLVANIA DUTCH

PENNSYLVANIA DUTCH

PHOTOGRAPHER: A. AUBREY BODINE, BALTIMORE SUN

PRICE $2,000.00

PRINT SIZE: 9.5” X 11.5”

FRAMED: WHITE METAL 16” X 20”

GLOSSY FIBER SILVER GELATIN WITH EDITORIAL ANNOTATIONS AND OVERPAINTING

DATES: SHOT 1952  PRINTED 1952

WITH DATE STAMP AND NOTATIONS ON VERSO

CONDITION: DINGS, SCRATCHES AND SURFACE IMPERFECTIONS  

NOTES: THERE’S A TRADITION AMONGST THE PENNSYLVANIA DUTCH (WHICH ACTUALLY MEANS GERMAN) KNOWN AS THE TAVERN FROLIC, WHICH IS PRETTY MUCH WHAT IT SOUNDS LIKE. YOUNG PEOPLE GET TOGETHER AT THE VILLAGE BAR, AND, HEWING FAIRLY CLOSELY TO CERTAIN ESTABLISHED CUSTOMS, DRINK AND DANCE UNTIL LATE, AND ACCORDING TO DESCRIPTIONS, IT ALL GETS PRETTY WILD, AS YOU CAN SEE IN THIS PHOTOGRAPH, IF YOUR IDEA OF WILD IS STANDING ON A CHAIR. THERE’S ANOTHER CUSTOM, WHICH HAS NO PARTICULAR RELATIONSHIP TO THIS PHOTO SINCE IT’S AMISH AND NOT PENNSYLVANIA DUTCH, THOUGH THE TWO ARE SIMILAR, AND ALSO BECAUSE THIS PHOTO IS UNLIKELY TO BE OF A WEDDING. IT’S CALLED “DANCING IN A PIG‘S TROUGH” WHICH I DO NOT THINK IS WHAT’S HAPPENING HERE. IT PERTAINS WHEN A YOUNGER SIBLING IS MARRIED BEFORE AN OLDER SIBLING. WHEN THIS HAPPENS, THE OLDER SIBLING IS OBLIGED TO DANCE IN A PIG’S TROUGH AT THE WEDDING, IN ORDER TO GUARANTEE GOOD LUCK. THERE’S ALSO A CUSTOM OF THROWING THE GROOM TO BE OVER A FENCE.

THIS IS AN ORIGINAL UNIQUE PRINT. 

 

WILSON AND LYNWOOD DO LOVE THEIR COINS

WILSON AND LYNWOOD DO LOVE THEIR COINS

PHOTOGRAPHER: A. AUBREY BODINE, BALTIMORE SUN

PRICE $3,000.00

PRINT SIZE: 10” X 14”

FRAMED: WHITE METAL 16” X 20”

MEDIUM: GLOSSY FIBER SILVER GELATIN 

DATE 1954

WITH DATE STAMP AND NOTATIONS ON VERSO

CONDITION: MINOR DINGS AND SURFACE IMPERFECTIONS 

NOTES: THIS IS AN EXAMPLE OF BODINE AT HIS BEST, EMBUING A MUNDANE SITUATIONAL SHOT WITH GREAT DEPTH AND INTRIGUING BACKSTORY. 

THIS IS AN ORIGINAL UNIQUE PRINT

HAGERSTOWN  SCHOOL TELEVISION PROJECT EDITING ROOM

HAGERSTOWN  SCHOOL TELEVISION PROJECT EDITING ROOM

PHOTOGRAPHER: A. AUBREY BODINE

PRICE $2,000.00

PRINT SIZE: 14” X 11”

FRAMED: WHITE METAL 20” X 16”

GLOSSY FIBER SILVER GELATIN WITH EDITORIAL ANNOTATIONS IN THE MARGINS

DATES: SHOT AND PRINTED 1957 

WITH DATE STAMP AND NOTATIONS ON VERSO

CONDITION: MINOR DINGS AND SURFACE IMPERFECTIONS  

NOTES: IN 1956 THE BOARD OF EDUCATION IN HAGERSTOWN MD BEGAN THE FIRST LARGE SCALE EXPERIMENT IN USING TELEVISION AS A MEANS OF TEACHING. WITH EQUIPMENT DONATED BY THE ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY AND FUNDING FROM FORD, THEY SET UP STUDIOS IN A CONCRETE-WALLED BUILDING THAT HAD PREVIOUSLY HOUSED FARM EQUIPMENT AND BEGAN PRODUCING CLASSROOM READY EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS. THE VOLUME OF THEIR FIRST YEAR'S OUTPUT RIVALED THAT OF NBC, AND THE SUCCESS OF THE OVERALL PROJECT OPENED A DOOR TO THE USE OF TELEVISION AS AN EDUCATIONAL VEHICLE. THIS PHOTO MEMORIALIZES ONE OF THE PROJECT'S EDITING ROOMS.

THIS IS AN ORIGINAL UNIQUE PRINT, AND A MOMENT IN SOCIAL HISTORY. 

 

ADRIAN SIEGEL, CELLIST AND PHOTOGRAPHER

ADRIAN SIEGEL, CELLIST AND PHOTOGRAPHER

PHOTOGRAPHER A. AUBREY BODINE (BALTIMORE SUN)

PRICE $2500

DATED 1952 WITH DATE STAMP AND NOTATIONS ON VERSO

PRINT SIZE 8” X 10” FRAMED WHITE METAL 16” X 20”

GLOSSY FIBER SILVER GELATIN WITH EDITORIAL ANNOTATIONS AND OVERPAINTING

CONDITION: DINGS, SCRATCHES AND SURFACE IMPERFECTIONS

NOTES: ADRIAN SIEGEL was a cellist with the Philadelphia Orchestra and also a photographer, who was included in a group show at MoMA. Bodine has managed to shoot him doing both things at the same time. 

THIS IS AN ORIGINAL UNIQUE PRINT.

 I.G. GLUTZ WITH ERMINTRUDE O’BOYLE

I.G. GLUTZ WITH ERMINTRUDE O’BOYLE

PHOTOGRAPHER: A. AUBREY BODINE, BALTIMORE SUN

 PRICE $2,000.00

PRINT SIZE: 8 3/4” X 11 1/4”

FRAMED: WHITE METAL 16” X 20”

DATE 1952

WITH DATE STAMP AND NOTATIONS ON VERSO

MEDIUM: GLOSSY FIBER SILVER GELATIN

CONDITION: DINGS, CREASES, TEARS AND SURFACE IMPERFECTIONS THROUGHOUT

NOTES: THERE WAS IN BALTIMORE FOR MANY YEARS AN ARTS SCHOOL AND SOCIETY CALLED THE CHARCOAL CLUB. FOUNDED IN 1885, IT MAY STILL BE THERE TODAY. MUCH IS NOT KNOWN. WHAT IS KNOWN IS THAT IT HELD ANNUAL EXHIBITIONS OF AMERICAN ART THAT WERE A MAJOR PART OF THE BALTIMORE ART SCENE FROM 1910 TO 1926. WHAT IS ALSO KNOWN IS THAT THE CLUB’S MOST FAMOUS MEMBER IGNATIUS GLUTZ WAS FICTIONAL. THIS DID NOT STOP HIS WORK FROM SHOWING UP PERIODICALLY. THE STORY GOES THAT HE WAS SO OBSESSIVE ABOUT HIS WORK THAT WHEN WORKING ON HIS MASTERPIECE FINAL PAINTING, HE FORGOT TO EAT AND SO STARVED TO DEATH. LESS IS KNOWN ABOUT ERMINTRUDE O’BOYLE. NOTHING, IN FACT.

THIS IS AN ORIGINAL UNIQUE PRINT.

CATHEDRAL OF MARY OUR QUEEN

CATHEDRAL OF MARY OUR QUEEN

PHOTOGRAPHER: A.AUDREY BODINE, BALTIMORE SUN

PRICE $2,000.00

PRINT SIZE: 11” X 14”

FRAMED: WHITE METAL 16” X 20”

GLOSSY FIBER SILVER GELATIN WITH EDITORIAL ANNOTATIONS AND PAINT

DATE 1959

WITH DATE STAMP AND NOTATIONS ON VERSO

CONDITION: DINGS, SCRATCHES AND SURFACE IMPERFECTIONS  

NOTES: 

THIS BALTIMORE CATHEDRAL IS THE THIRD LARGEST IN THE UNITED STATES.  IT OPENED IN 1959, AND PRESUMABLY, THIS PHOTO TAKEN THAT YEAR, WAS PART OF ITS COMMEMORATION. THE INTERESTING THING ABOUT THIS PHOTOGRAPH IS THAT BODINE HAS MANAGED, FROM THE ANGLE OF HIS SHOT, TO MAKE THE CATHEDRAL LOOK BRUTALIST. IN FACT, IT'S ANYTHING BUT THAT. ITS DESIGN IS MODIFIED GOTHIC WITH ART DECO ACCENTS AND USES A CLASSICAL CRUCIFORM FLOOR PLAN. AND INTERESTINGLY, IT HAS A CELL PHONE TOWER HIDDEN IN ONE OF THE TOWERS, WHICH IS A GOOD IDEA FOR MOST CATHEDRALS, IT WOULD SEEM TO US.

THIS IS AN ORIGINAL UNIQUE PRINT. 

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YANKEE SLUGGER CHARLIE "KING KONG" KELLER AT YANKEELAND FARMS

YANKEE SLUGGER CHARLIE "KING KONG" KELLER AT YANKEELAND FARMS

PHOTOGRAPHER RICHARD STACKS, BALTIMORE SUN

PRICE $2,500.00

PRINT SIZE:  9 ½" x 11 ¾"
FRAMED IN WHITE METAL: 16" X 20"

DATES: SHOT AND PRINTED 1960

WITH DATE STAMP AND NOTATIONS ON VERSO

GLOSSY FIBER SILVER GELATIN WITH PAINTED EDITORIAL CROPMARKS

CONDITION: DINGS, SCRATCHES AND SURFACE IMPERFECTIONS  

NOTES: CHARLIE KELLER WAS A FEARSOME YANKEE SLUGGER, PLAYING RIGHT ALONGSIDE JOE DIMAGGIO, AND HIS ABILITY TO HIT HOME RUNS SOMEHOW LED TO HIS "KING KONG" NICKNAME. HIS PRIME YEARS WERE 1939 TO 1948, THOUGH HE CONTINUED TO PLAY UNTIL HE RETIRED IN 1952. IN 1955, HE FOUNDED YANKEELAND FARMS, A HORSE BREEDING OPERATION. THIS PHOTO WAS TAKEN THERE FIVE YEARS LATER. 

THIS IS AN ORIGINAL UNIQUE PRINT. 

SPECIAL FORCES GUERRILLA CHIEF ANTHONY BOGGIO DEMONSTRATES THROWING A KNIFE

SPECIAL FORCES GUERRILLA CHIEF ANTHONY BOGGIO DEMONSTRATES THROWING A KNIFE

PHOTOGRAPHER: RICHARD STACKS, BALTIMORE SUN

PRICE $2,500.00

PRINT SIZE: 10" X 8 1/16"

FRAMED IN WHITE METAL: 20" X 16"

DATE 1962

WITH DATE STAMP AND NOTATIONS ON VERSO

GLOSSY FIBER SILVER GELATIN PRINT WITH EDITORIAL ANNOTATIONS IN PAINT AND PENCIL

CONDITION: DINGS, SCRATCHES AND SURFACE IMPERFECTIONS  

NOTES: RECENTLY RETURNED FROM LAOS, GUERRILLA CHIEF MASTER SARGEANT BOGGIO  DEMONSTRATES HIS KNIFE THROWING TECHNIQUE. THE MARYLAND NATIONAL GUARD GUERRILLA FORCES TRAINING STRESSED SURVIVAL AND FUNCTIONING WITHOUT ELABORATE EQUIPMENT. 

THIS IS AN ORIGINAL UNIQUE PRINT.

FORT MCHENRY TATTOO CEREMONY

FORT MCHENRY TATTOO CEREMONY

PHOTOGRAPHER: RICHARD STACKS, BALTIMORE SUN

PRICE $2,000.00

PRINT SIZE: 8 ¼” X 10”

FRAMED: WHITE METAL 16” X 20”

GLOSSY FIBER SILVER GELATIN WITH EDITORIAL ANNOTATIONS AND PAINT

DATES: SHOT 1965 PRINTED 1965

WITH DATE STAMP AND NOTATIONS ON VERSO

CONDITION: DINGS, SCRATCHES AND SURFACE IMPERFECTIONS  

THIS IS AN ORIGINAL UNIQUE PRINT. 

 

MRS JIM GENTILE

MRS JIM GENTILE

PHOTOGRAPHER: RICHARD STACKS, BALTIMORE SUN

PRICE $750

PRINT SIZE: 6" X 10"

FRAMED IN WHITE METAL: 16" X 20"

DATE 1964

WITH DATE STAMP AND NOTATIONS ON VERSO

GLOSSY FIBER SILVER GELATIN PRINT WITH EDITORIAL ANNOTATIONS AND PAINT

CONDITION: DINGS, SCRATCHES AND SURFACE IMPERFECTIONS

THIS IS AN ORIGINAL UNIQUE PRINT.

ONE GOOSE AMONG SO MANY

ONE GOOSE AMONG SO MANY

PHOTOGRAPHER: RICHARD STACKS, BALTIMORE SUN

PRICE $1450.00

PRINT SIZE: 13” X 10 1/4”

FRAMED: WHITE METAL 20” X 16”

DATE 1960

WITH DATE STAMP AND NOTATIONS ON VERSO

GLOSSY FIBER SILVER GELATIN WITH EDITORIAL ANNOTATIONS AND PAINT

CONDITION: DINGS, SCRATCHES AND SURFACE IMPERFECTIONS THROUGHOUT 

THIS IS AN ORIGINAL UNIQUE PRINT

DRUID HILL PARK DRINKING FOUNTAIN

DRUID HILL PARK DRINKING FOUNTAIN

PHOTOGRAPHER: RICHARD STACKS, BALTIMORE SUN

PRICE $2,000.00

PRINT SIZE: 11” X 14”

FRAMED: WHITE METAL 16” X 20”

GLOSSY FIBER SILVER GELATIN WITH EDITORIAL ANNOTATIONS AND PAINT

DATES: SHOT 1956 PRINTED 1956

WITH DATE STAMP AND NOTATIONS ON VERSO

CONDITION: DINGS, SCRATCHES AND SURFACE IMPERFECTIONS

NOTES: IT’S POSSIBLE THIS PHOTO WAS PART OF A DEEPLY IRONIC ARTICLE ABOUT DRUID HILL PARK SINCE 1956 WAS THE YEAR THAT BALTIMORE’S SWIMMING POOLS WERE DESEGREGATED, AND FOR THE FIRST TIME BLACKS COULD SWIM IN ALL SEVEN OF BALTIMORE’S PUBLIC POOLS. DRUID PARK’S POOL NO. 2, WHICH PREVIOUSLY HAD BEEN DESIGNATED AS THE POOL FOR THE AFRICAN AMERICAN COMMUNITY, WAS OF COURSE HALF THE SIZE OF WHITES ONLY POOL NO. 1. WHEN THE POOLS WERE DESEGREGATED, OVER 100 BLACKS WENT TO POOL NO 1, BUT ONLY A SINGLE WHITE SWIMMER CAME TO POOL NO. 2 WHICH WAS CLOSED THE FOLLOWOING YEAR. WHAT ALL THIS HAS TO DO WITH A PHOTO OF TWO WHITE CHILDREN DRINKING FROM A WATER FOUNTAIN IS UNCLEAR. PERHAPS NOTHING. OR PERHAPS IT’S MEANT TO BE A REMINDER OF THE SYMBOLISM OF WATER AS IT PERTAINS TO CIVIL RIGHTS AND HOW PROMINENTLY WATER, EITHER IN A POOL OR AT A DRINKING FOUNTAIN, FIGURES IN THE DISCUSSION.

THIS IS AN ORIGINAL UNIQUE PRINT. 

SPEED PHOTO OF COLTS FOOTBALL TEAM

SPEED PHOTO OF COLTS FOOTBALL TEAM

PHOTOGRAPHER: RICHARD STACKS, BALTIMORE SUN

PRICE $1450

PRINT SIZE: 10 1/2” X 12 3/4”

FRAMED: WHITE METAL 16” X 20”

MEDIUM: GLOSSY FIBER SILVER GELATIN WITH EDITORIAL ANNOTATIONS AND PAINT

DATE 1959

WITH DATE STAMP AND NOTATIONS ON VERSO

CONDITION: DINGS, SCRATCHES AND SURFACE IMPERFECTIONS THROUGHOUT

 MARY PIETROWICK AND HER SKATING DOLL

MARY PIETROWICK AND HER SKATING DOLL

PHOTOGRAPHER RICHARD STACKS, BALTIMORE SUN

Price $1000

Date 1964 With date stamp and notations on verso

Print size 8" x 10"

Framed in white metal 16" x 20" 

Glossy fiber silver gelatin with editorial annotations and significant overpainting

Condition Dings, scratches and surface imperfection

Notes: Doll inventor Mary Pietrowick and her Little Nancy Kerrigan doll (this is a joke since the Kerrigan/Harding event did not happen until thirty years later, but note the bandage on the knee. Coincidence?) appeared together at a Montgomery Ward Company store in what must have been a promotional event introducing the doll. While she was cruelly eliminated from this photo, Mary was in fact bigger news than Skater. She went on to acquire the patent in 1974 for a Dual Face Illuminated Doll, a doll specialty which fortunately for all of us did not catch on. Not only would this doll light up, because of the lightbulb embedded in its upper body, but it had two faces (and two half-outfits). In applying for her patent, Mary made an impassioned pitch for the use of this dual faced doll as an aid for helping children become familiar with nurses and doctors as they entered a hospital. Mary was fairly pragmatic about her skills. She was quoted as saying: "I just sit down alone and in a few minutes I think of  something to be invented." 

This is an original unique print. 

SNOW ON A FENCE

SNOW ON A FENCE

PHOTOGRAPHER RICHARD STACKS, BALTIMORE SUN

PRICE $2500

DATE 1960

DATE STAMP AND ANNOTATIONS ON VERSO

PRINT SIZE 14” X 11”

FRAMED WHITE METAL 20” X 16”

GLOSSY FIBER SILVER GELATIN WITH EDITORIAL ANNOTATIONS AND OVERPAINTING

CONDITION SCRATCHES, DINGS AND SURFACE IMPERFECTIONS

THIS IS A UNIQUE PRINT.

THUMBTACKS SELF PORTRAITS

THUMBTACKS SELF PORTRAITS

PHOTOGRAPHER: RICHARD STACKS FOR THE BALTIMORE SUN

SOLD

DATE 1962

WITH DATE STAMP AND NOTATIONS ON VERSO

GLOSSY FIBER SILVER GELATIN PRINT WITH EDITORIAL ANNOTATIONS

THIS IS AN ORIGINAL UNIQUE PRINT

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CROWNSVILLE STATE HOSPITAL

CROWNSVILLE STATE HOSPITAL

PHOTOGRAPHER: WM KLENDER  

PRICE $1450

PRINT SIZE: 11 1/4" x 10 5/8" 

FRAMED IN WHITE METAL: 20" X 16"

DATES: SHOT 1959 PRINTED 1959

WITH DATE STAMP AND NOTATIONS ON VERSO

GLOSSY FIBER SILVER GELATIN PRINT WITH EDITORIAL ANNOTATIONS IN PENCIL AND PAINT

CONDITION: DINGS, SCRATCHES AND SURFACE IMPERFECTIONS THROUGHOUT

FOUNDED IN 1910 AS THE HOSPITAL FOR THE NEGRO INSANE OF MARYLAND, FOLLOWING A SERIES OF CONDEMNATORY REPORTS FROM THE MARYLAND LUNACY COMMISSION. HOWEVER, FOR DECADES, THE TREATMENT RECEIVED BY PATIENTS AT CROWNSVILLE WAS NOT MUCH BETTER THAN NO TREATMENT AT ALL. THE HOSPITAL HAD A PATIENT DEATH RATE OF 40% DUE MORE TO THE TERRIBLE CONDITIONS THAN TO THE HEALTH OF THE PATIENTS. THESE CONDITIONS, MADE WORSE BY SEVERE OVERCROWDING AND STAFF SHORTAGES, REMAINED DIRE FOR MANY YEARS. THE BALTIMORE SUN WROTE ABOUT THE HOSPITAL IN 1949, AS 'MARYLAND'S SHAME'. IT WAS NOT UNTIL 1964, FIVE YEARS AFTER THIS PHOTOGRAPH WAS TAKEN, THAT PROPOER ATTENTION BEGAN BEING PAID TO THE HOSPITAL AND ITS MANY PATIENTS. CROWNSVILLE CLOSED IN 2004. 

THIS IS AN ORIGINAL UNIQUE PRINT.

MR AND MRS LIONEL VAN TASSEL SHOOT TO KILL

MR AND MRS LIONEL VAN TASSEL SHOOT TO KILL

PRICE $2,000.00

PHOTOGRAPHER: WM KLENDER, THE SUNPAPERS

PRINT SIZE: 13" X 9 1/2"

FRAMED IN WHITE METAL: 20" X 16"

DATES: SHOT 1959 PRINTED 1959

WITH DATE STAMP AND NOTATIONS ON VERSO

GLOSSY FIBER SILVER GELATIN PRINT WITH EDITORIAL ANNOTATIONS AND OVERPAINTING

CONDITION: DINGS, SCRATCHES AND SURFACE IMPERFECTIONS

NOTES: LIONEL ELMORE VAN TASSEL JR WAS A CHAMPION ARCHER, SO THIS IS UNLIKELY TO HAVE BEEN MERELY A FRIENDLY AFTERNOON SOCIAL GET-TOGETHER, DESPITE HOW IT APPEARS. WE KNOW NOTHING ABOUT HIS WIFE, NOR THE OTHER PEOPLE IN THE PHOTO, FOR INSTANCE IF ANY OF THEM WERE KILLED BY AN ARROW. WHAT WE DO KNOW IS THAT VAN TASSEL HIMSELF, AFTER ENLISTING IN THE ARMY AIR CORPS IN 1941, LIVED UNTIL 2002 WHEN HE DIED AT 78 IN BRADENTON, FLORIDA. 

THIS IS AN ORIGINAL UNIQUE PRINT. 

I SAID NO CANDY AND I MEANT NO CANDY

I SAID NO CANDY AND I MEANT NO CANDY

PRICE $750.00

PHOTOGRAPHER WILLIAM L. KLENDER, BALTIMORE SUN

DATE 1976

PRINT SIZE 8 1/4" X 7"

FRAMED IN WHITE METAL 20" X 16"

GLOSSY FIBER SILVER GELATIN PRINT WITH EDITORIAL OVERPAINTING AND CROPMARKS

CONDITION DINGS, SCRATCHES, SURFACE IMPERFECTIONS

NOTES: DESPITE LOOKING LIKE HE'S RUNNING FOR OFFICE, PRINCIPAL BOYSE MOSLEY IS ACTUALLY ENFORCING A STRICT SCHOOL POLICY AGAINST STUDENTS EATING CANDY DURING THE CHANGE OF CLASSES BY TAKING CANDY AWAY FROM A STUDENT. IT CERTAINLY LOOKS STAGED, NOT LEAST BECAUSE OF ALL THE OUTLINED OVERPAINTING, BUT PHOTOGRAPHER KLENDER WAS WELL KNOWN FOR GRABBING CHANCE MOMENTS AND ALSO FOR A FAIRLY CONSISTENT FOCUS ON BALTIMORE AFRICAN AMERICANS. 

THIS IS AN ORIGINAL UNIQUE PRINT. 

GUNPOWDER STATE PARK BEACH

GUNPOWDER STATE PARK BEACH

PHOTOGRAPHER: WILLIAM L. KLENDER, BALTIMORE SUN

PRICE $750.00

PRINT SIZE: 10.25” X 8”

FRAMED: WHITE METAL 20” X 16”

MEDIUM: GLOSSY FIBER SILVER GELATIN WITH EDITORIAL ANNOTATIONS AND PAINT

DATES: SHOT 1966PRINTED 1966

WITH DATE STAMP AND NOTATIONS ON VERSO

CONDITION: DINGS, SCRATCHES AND SURFACE IMPERFECTIONS  

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WILLIAM SCHMIDT, BLACKSMITH

WILLIAM SCHMIDT, BLACKSMITH

 PHOTOGRAPHER: HANS MARX, BALTIMORE SUN

PRICE $1450.00

PRINT SIZE: 11” X 14”

FRAMED: WHITE METAL 16” X 20”

GLOSSY FIBER SILVER GELATIN WITH EDITORIAL ANNOTATIONS AND PAINT

DATE 1951

WITH DATE STAMP AND NOTATIONS ON VERSO

CONDITION: DINGS, SCRATCHES AND SURFACE IMPERFECTIONS 

THIS IS AN ORIGINAL UNIQUE PRINT.

FRANK KLEIS AND FRIENDS

FRANK KLEIS AND FRIENDS

PHOTOGRAPHER: HANS MARX, BALTIMORE SUN

PRICE $1450

PRINT SIZE: 11” X 14”

FRAMED: WHITE METAL 16” X 20”

MEDIUM: GLOSSY FIBER SILVER GELATIN WITH EDITORIAL ANNOTATIONS AND PAINT

DATE 1950

WITH DATE STAMP AND NOTATIONS ON VERSO

CONDITION: DINGS, SCRATCHES AND SURFACE IMPERFECTIONS THROUGHOUT

THIS IS AN ORIGINAL UNIQUE PRINT.

WILLIE GRAY AND FAMILY PLAY MONOPOLY

WILLIE GRAY AND FAMILY PLAY MONOPOLY

PHOTOGRAPHER: HANS MARX, BALTIMORE SUN

PRICE $2,000.00

PRINT SIZE: 14” X 11”

FRAMED: WHITE METAL 20” X 16”

MEDIUM: GLOSSY FIBER SILVER GELATIN WITH EDITORIAL ANNOTATIONS AND PAINT

DATE 1948

WITH DATE STAMP AND NOTATIONS ON VERSO

CONDITION: DINGS, SCRATCHES AND SURFACE IMPERFECTIONS  

THIS IS AN ORIGINAL UNIQUE PRINT. 

NOTES: WE CAN'T FIND ANYTHING ON WILLIE GRAY OR HIS FAMILY, BUT THERE'S A LOT TO KNOW ABOUT MONOPOLY. IN VIEW OF THE MUCH-DISCUSSED ISSUE OF FINANCIAL AND CORPORATE REGULATION, IT'S INTERESTING TO NOTE THAT MONOPOLY PASSES TOTALLY UNDER THE RADAR. IT'S EARLY BEGINNINGS IN 1903 BY AN ANTI-MONOPOLIST CONSTITUTED AN EDUCATIONAL TOOL FOCUSED ON THE NEGATIVE ASPECTS OF MONOPOLISM. AT THE TIME, IT WAS CALLED "A LANDLORD'S GAME". THIRTY YEARS LATER, CHARLES DARROW, A FORMER HEATER SALESMAN, BASICALLY KNOCKED IT OFF AND PRESENTED IT AS HIS OWN, AND IT WAS LATER BOUGHT BY PARKER BROTHERS. DARROW SUBSEQUENTLY BECAME THE FIRST MILLIONAIRE GAME DESIGNER IN HISTORY. EVENTUALLY, THE GAME WAS LICENSED IN MORE THAN 103 COUNTRIES AND WAS PRINTED IN 37 LANGUAGES. PERHAPS THE MOST INTRIGUING ASPECT OF THE MONOPOLY STORY IS FROM WORLD WAR II WHEN THE BRITISH SECRET SERVICE HAD A SPECIAL EDITION OF THE GAME CREATED FOR PRISONERS OF WAR. THEIR GAME INCLUDED HIDDEN ESCAPE MAPS, MONEY AND A FILE. 

LONGSHOREMAN HANDLES A BOW LINE

LONGSHOREMAN HANDLES A BOW LINE

PHOTOGRAPHER HANS MARX, BALTIMORE SUN

PRICE $2500

DATE 1954

DATE STAMP AND ANNOTATIONS ON VERSO

PRINT SIZE 14” X 11”

FRAMED WHITE METAL 20” X 16”

GLOSSY FIBER SILVER GELATIN WITH EDITORIAL ANNOTATIONS AND OVERPAINTING

CONDITION SCRATCHES, DINGS AND SURFACE IMPERFECTIONS

NOTES: THIS DOCKWORKER WAS EMPLOYED BY CATANEO, A LONGTIME LINE HANDLER COMPANY WHICH CLOSED DOWN FORTY YEARS AFTER THIS PHOTO WAS TAKEN DUE TO RISING COSTS AND FEWER SHIPS. NOTE THAT THE ANCHOR (TO THE RIGHT OF THE DOCKWORKER’S HEAD) HAS BEEN OVERPAINTED.

THIS IS A UNIQUE PRINT.

COLONIAL WILLIAMSBURG, VA COSTUMES

COLONIAL WILLIAMSBURG, VA COSTUMES

PHOTOGRAPHER: HANS MARX, BALTIMORE SUN

PRICE $2,000.00

PRINT SIZE: 14” X 11”

FRAMED: WHITE METAL 20” X 16”

GLOSSY FIBER SILVER GELATIN WITH EDITORIAL ANNOTATIONS

DATE 1948

WITH DATE STAMP AND NOTATIONS ON VERSO

CONDITION: MINOR DINGS AND SURFACE IMPERFECTIONS  

THIS IS AN ORIGINAL UNIQUE PRINT.

CANOE TILTING - WILLIAM JR AND FRANK HAVENS

CANOE TILTING - WILLIAM JR AND FRANK HAVENS

PHOTOGRAPHER: HANS MARX, BALTIMORE SUN

PRICE $2000

PRINT SIZE: 9 1/2” X 14”

FRAMED: WHITE METAL 16” X 20”

MEDIUM: GLOSSY FIBER SILVER GELATIN WITH EDITORIAL ANNOTATIONS AND PAINT

DATES: SHOT 1950 PRINTED 1950

WITH DATE STAMP AND NOTATIONS ON VERSO

CONDITION: DINGS, SCRATCHES AND SURFACE IMPERFECTIONS THROUGHOUT

THIS IS AN ORIGINAL UNIQUE PRINT

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THE VANDALISM OF MRS GLORIA R. FENWICK

THE VANDALISM OF MRS GLORIA R. FENWICK

PHOTOGRAPHER: IRVING PHILLIPS, BALTIMORE SUN

PRICE $1450

DATE 1975

WITH DATE STAMP AND NOTATIONS ON VERSO

PRINT SIZE: 7 7/16" X 9"

FRAMED IN WHITE METAL: 16" X 20"

GLOSSY FIBER SILVER GELATIN PRINT WITH EDITORIAL ANNOTATIONS AND PAINT

EVIDENCE OF A BALTIMORE MURDER

EVIDENCE OF A BALTIMORE MURDER

PHOTOGRAPHER: IRVING PHILLIPS, BALTIMORE SUN

PRICE $1450.00

PRINT SIZE: 8 1/8" X 10"

FRAME IN WHITE METAL: 16" X 20"

DATE 1974

WITH DATE STAMP AND NOTATIONS ON VERSO

GLOSSY FIBER SILVER GELATIN PRINT WITH EDITORIAL ANNOTATIONS AND PAINT

CONDITION: DINGS, SCRATCHES, SURFACE IMPERTECTIONS

THIS IS AN ORIGINAL UNIQUE PRINT.

CHARLES T. SMALL'S POLICE BRUTALITY DOGBITE

CHARLES T. SMALL'S POLICE BRUTALITY DOGBITE

PHOTOGRAPHER: IRVING PHILLIPS, BALTIMORE SUN

PRICE $1450

PRINT SIZE: 8 1/8" x 10"

FRAMED IN WHITE METAL: 16" X 20"

DATE 1974

WITH DATE STAMP AND ANNOTATIONS ON VERSO

GLOSSY FIBER SILVER GELATIN WITH PAINTED EDITORIAL SHADING AND GREASE CROPMARKS

NOTES: MR. SMALL FILED A POLICE BRUTALITY CASE AGAINST THE BALTIMORE POLICE AND SHOWS THE BITE HE CLAIMED WAS MADE BY A POLICE DOG.

IRVING PHILLIPS WAS ANOTHER OF THE GREAT BALTIMORE SUN PHOTOGRAPHERS, WITH THE PAPER FROM 1969 TO 1993. HIS FOCUS TENDED TO BE UPON THE BLACK COMMUNITY SO THIS IS AN UNUSUAL PHOTO FOR HIM. 

CONDITION: DINGS, SCRATCHES AND SURFACE IMPERFECTIONS THROUGHOUT

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OFFICER MILLARD NORWOOD AND HIS NEW HELMET

OFFICER MILLARD NORWOOD AND HIS NEW HELMET

PHOTOGRAPHER: FRANK GARDINA, BALTIMORE SUN

PRICE $1,450.00

DATE 1962

DATE STAMP AND ANNOTATIONS ON VERSO

PRINT SIZE: 10" x 8 1/8"

FRAMED WHITE METAL 20" X 16"

GELATIN SILVER PRINT WITH EDITORIAL ANNOTATIONS IN PENCIL AND PAINT.

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WIFE BEATING THERAPY SESSION

WIFE BEATING THERAPY SESSION

PHOTOGRAPHER WEYMAN SWAGGER, BALTIMORE SUN

PRICE $1450.00

DATE 1979

DATE STAMP AND ANNOTATIONS ON VERSO

PRINT SIZE 9" X 7"

FRAMED IN WHITE METAL 20" X 16"

GLOSSY FIBER SILVER GELATIN PRINT WITH EDITORIAL OVERPAINTING AND CROPMARKS

CONDITION DINGS, SCRATCHES, SURFACE IMPERFECTIONS

NOTES: WILLIDA "LEE" HOFFMAN AND PATRICIA ERAT (RIGHT) LISTEN TO A WIFE BEATER IN AN EVENING THERAPY SESSION. CONVICTED WIFE BEATERS WOULD NORMALLY BE REQUIRED TO ATTEND SUCH SESSIONS AS A CONDITION OF THEIR PROBATION. THERE IS NO INTEL ON THE RATE OF SUCCESS OF THIS THERAPY, BUT IT'S NOTEWORTHY THAT THERE ARE TWO THERAPISTS IN ATTENDANCE WHICH PRESUMABLY IS FOR SAFETY AND DOES NOT EXACTLY INDICATE GREAT CONFIDENCE IN THEIR ABILITY TO ALTER BEHAVIOR.

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MRS LILA LUCAS AND CHILDREN, PENNILESS AFTER THE MURDER OF HER HUSBAND

MRS LILA LUCAS AND CHILDREN, PENNILESS AFTER THE MURDER OF HER HUSBAND

 PHOTOGRAPHER: WEYMAN SWAGGER

PRICE $1450

PRINT SIZE: 7 1/8" X 10"

FRAMED IN WHITE METAL: 16" X 20" 

DATE 1972

WITH DATE STAMP AND NOTATIONS ON VERSO

GLOSSY FIBER SILVER GELATIN PRINT WITH ANNOTATIONS IN PENCIL AND PAINT

CONDITION: DINGS, SCRATCHES AND SURFACE IMPERFECTIONS

NOTES: WE CAN FIND NO RECORDS REFERENCING THE MURDER OF MR. LUCAS, BUT WHAT WE DO KNOW IS THAT 1972 SAW A MASSIVE SPIKE IN THE MURDER RATE IN BALTIMORE. IT IS THE BENCHMARK YEAR FOR MURDERS, IN FACT, AND ALL RECENT INCREASES IN THE MURDER RATE IN BALTIMORE ARE COMPARED TO 1972. OF COURSE, THIS TELLS US NOTHING AT ALL ABOUT THE SPECIFICS OF THIS CASE INCLUDING WHAT PUBLIC OR PRIVATE SERVICES MIGHT HAVE BEEN AVAILABLE TO THE LUCAS FAMILY FOLLOWING THE TRAGEDY. WE CAN DEDUCE THE FAMILY WAS RELIGIOUS, SO PERHAPS THEY WERE ABLE TO TURN TO THE CHURCH. 

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MESDAMES BOONE ATTEND THE OPERA

MESDAMES BOONE ATTEND THE OPERA

PHOTOGRAPHER: RALPH DOMME, BALTIMORE SUN

PRICE $1450

PRINT SIZE: 8 1/4” X 10”

FRAMED: WHITE METAL 16” X 20”

MEDIUM: GLOSSY FIBER SILVER GELATIN WITH EDITORIAL ANNOTATIONS AND SIGNIFICANT OVERPAINTING

DATE 1957

WITH DATE STAMP AND NOTATIONS ON VERSO

CONDITION: DINGS, SCRATCHES AND SURFACE IMPERFECTIONS

NOTES: WHILE IT WOULD BE INTERESTING TO KNOW WHAT THEY WERE SEEING THAT EVENING, I'M AFRAID WE DO NOT, SO MUST CONTENT OURSELVES WITH THEIR PERSONAL STORIES. THOUGH THEY ARE IDENTIFIED, AS WAS A FIFTIES TRADITION, ONLY BY THEIR HUSBANDS’ NAMES, THEY DID EACH HAVE RATHER LIVELY NAMES OF THEIR OWN. ON THE LEFT IN THE LARGER OF THE TWO OUTFITS, IS MRS J.R. HERBERT BOONE, OTHERWISE MURIEL HARMER WURTS DUNDAS BOONE. ON THE RIGHT IS MRS. J. MARSHAL BOONE, ALSO KNOWN AS ULA MARCH BOONE. IT IS PERHAPS UNDERSTANDABLE THAT THEY BOTH CHOSE TO PLAY DOWN THOSE NAMES. THE BOONE BOYS WERE BROTHERS, AND THE BOONES WERE HIGH SOCIETY IN BALTIMORE. IN FACT, THOUGH, THE HERBERT BOONES DIDN’T SPEND MUCH TIME IN BALTIMORE BECAUSE THEY WERE MUCH MORE OFTEN TRAVELING AROUND EUROPE WHERE THEY MET THE POPE (AT LEAST ONE) AND LOTS OF ROYALTY. HERBERT WAS SLIGHTLY FAMOUS FOR A FAILED ATTEMPT TO LOCATE SUNKEN TREASURE OFF THE COAST OF ENGLAND. THEY ALSO LEFT THEIR RATHER SIGNIFICANT ESTATE TO JOHNS HOPKINS TO FURTHER THE CAUSE OF CULTURE AND EDUCATION. IT IS NOT KNOWN HOW ULA AND J. MARSHALL DISPOSED OF THEIR HOLDINGS.

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MARK DIESEN STUDIES CHESSBOARD AT HOME IN POTOMAC MD

MARK DIESEN STUDIES CHESSBOARD AT HOME IN POTOMAC MD

PHOTOGRAPHER PAUL HUTCHINS, BALTIMORE SUN

Price $1450

Date 1978 with date stamp and notations on verso

Print size 6.5" x 9.25"

Framed in white metal 16" x 20"

Glossy fiber silver gelatin with editorial annotations and overpainting

Condition: Dings, scratches and surface imperfections.

Notes: Winning the World Junior Championship at nineteen, the year before this photo was taken, Mark Diesen became an International Master. Those games were held in Groningen, the Netherlands, which is also the home of the Groninger Museum whose collection includes work of Maarten Baas, Studio Job and Hella Jongerius, among other Dutch designers Moss helped introduce to the US market. That was a sidebar. Diesen was raised in a chess-playing home, since his father was also a tournament player. Sadly, it's not known if any of Mark's three lovely daughters, Gina, Amy or Sarah, also played. After withdrawing from chess in 1988, he worked as a reservoir engineer for Pennzoil, among other oil companies, which took him to Texas, where he died in 2008. I've tried my best to find some logical correlation between playing chess and engineering reservoirs but must finally admit defeat. 

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KEVIN DUDLEY PEERS OUT OF HIS CELL AT HAGERSTOWN

KEVIN DUDLEY PEERS OUT OF HIS CELL AT HAGERSTOWN

PHOTOGRAPHER APRIL SAUL, BALTIMORE SUN

SOLD

DATE 1980 WITH DATE STAMP AND ANNOTATIONS ON VERSO

PRINT SIZE 7" x 10"

FRAMED IN WHITE METAL 16" X 20"

GLOSSY FIBER SILVER GELATIN WITH EDITORIAL ANNOTATIONS AND OVERPAINTING

CONDITION SCRATCHES, DINGS AND SURFACE IMPERFECTIONS

NOTES: Once again, the photograph may be more important for its photographer than for the subject, though the subject fits well within her career-defining focus. In 1980, a young black man identified as Kevin Dudley is incarcerated at the Maryland Correctional Institute in Hagerstown, MD. All we can determine now about Dudley is that he was still living in Baltimore in 2006 where, at 57, he was arrested for non-felony second-degree assault, a charge which was thrown out of court. There was no record of any other offense before or after, nor an obituary. On the other hand, April Saul worked at the Baltimore Sun as a staff photographer for a single year and was the first woman in that position. This photograph was taken during that year, and possibly helped define what would become a career focus on family life and its difficulties, which she continued at the Philadelphia Enquirer. In 1997, she was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for her work.

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GRAMMER MURDER CASE

GRAMMER MURDER CASE

PHOTOGRAPHER ELLIS MALASHUK BALTIMORE SUN

PRICE $1450

DATE 1952

PRINT SIZE 8" X 10"

FRAMED IN WHITE METAL 16" X 20"

GLOSSY FIBER SILVER GELATIN WITH EDITORIAL ANNOTATIONS AND OVERPAINTING

CONDITION SCRATCHES, DINGS AND SURFACE IMPERFECTIONS

NOTES: The Grammer murder case was to Baltimore in the '50's what the OJ Simpson case was to America in 1995. It was described as the "perfect murder", except of course for the fact that the murderer confessed, and it had a cast of characters and as much drama as did Simpson. 

It started with a runaway car racing down one of Baltimore's streets which flipped over and crashed into a tree. Mrs. Dorothy May Grammer was found dead inside the car. But a relentless city pathologist discovered she had been dead before the accident and a famous pebble was found under the accelerator which kept the ar speeding along. It also turned out that the husband was having an affair with a Canadian secretary, that his wife was staying with her mother while he was working in New York, and finally he confessed to hitting her with a "nearby" lead pipe. Ed Grammer was not well represented it seems, and within two years of the murder, he had been found guilty and executed. But even then the story is not over. His death was mandated to be by hanging but somehow the Maryland state executioner bungled the job and it took twenty agonizing minutes for him to die. It was such a public and traumatic event that the state outlawed hanging going forward and instituted the gas chamber. Certainly a step in the right direction.

The three people in this photo include Mrs. Schmidt in the center, who was the mother of the victim who is being accompanied into the Towson County Courthouse by Capt Carroll Simmons on the left. He was in charge of the investigation and had his own 'hanging' moment when it was discovered and he had to announce that the police department had lost the docket, the record of the suspect's months-long incarceration. The man on the right is Harold Schmidt, the victim's brother, and as far as we can tell, Harold had no involvement in the case other than keeping his mother company during the trial. However, when you look at the photograph and note how the editorial annotations have been done, it's the victim's mother, Mrs. Schmidt, the only person with a real connection to the case, who has been eliminated from the picture, leaving the detective and the brother, who may be included only because's he's a hunky presence in a group of fairly drab alternatives. 

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ANGEL AND STARS ATOP MANGER AT CATHEDRAL OF MARY OUR QUEEN

ANGEL AND STARS ATOP MANGER AT CATHEDRAL OF MARY OUR QUEEN

PHOTOGRAPHER ROBERT F. KNIESCHE, BALTIMORE SUN

PRICE $2500

DATE 1961 DATE STAMP AND ANNOTATIONS ON VERSO

PRINT SIZE 11” X 14”

FRAMED IN WHITE METAL 16” X 20”

GLOSSY FIBER SILVER GELATIN WITH EDITORIAL ANNOTATIONS AND OVERPAINTING

CONDITION SCRATCHES, DINGS AND SURFACE IMPERFECTIONS

NOTES: THIS IS THE STORY THAT THIS PHOTO ILLUSTRATED:

“COMET OVER BETHELEM? This star above the creche in the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen on North Charles Street could represent either of two unusual astronomical explanations for the sign that led the Magi to the Christ-child. Scientists have wondered whether the night sky of the first Epiphany displayed a bright comet or a great meteor—a shooting star. The staff of the Adler Planetarium in Chicago prefers another theory.”

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BOWLING ALLEY

BOWLING ALLEY

PHOTGRAPHER EDWARD NOLAN, BALTIMORE SUN

PRICE $2000

DATE 1958

DATE STAMP AND ANNOTATIONS ON VERSO

PRINT SIZE 14” X 11”

FRAMED WHITE METAL 20” X 16”

GLOSSY FIBER SILVER GELATIN WITH EDITORIAL ANNOTATIONS AND OVERPAINTING

CONDITION SCRATCHES, DINGS AND SURFACE IMPERFECTIONS

THIS IS A UNIQUE PRINT.

BUILDING THE CHESAPEAKE BAY BRIDGE

BUILDING THE CHESAPEAKE BAY BRIDGE

PHOTOGRAPHER: R.F. KNIESCHE, BALTIMORE SUN

PRICE $2000

DATE 1951

DATE STAMP AND ANNOTATIONS ON VERSO

PRINT SIZE 14” X 11”

FRAMED IN WHITE METAL 20” X 16”

GLOSSY FIBER SILVER GELATIN WITH EDITORIAL ANNOTATIONS AND OVERPAINTING

CONDITION SCRATCHES, DINGS AND SURFACE IMPERFECTIONS

NOTES: The construction of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge was on the major feats of 20th century America. During its construction, seven workmen lost their lives. It’s believed that the overpainted “trail” from the top of the rightmost tower to its bottom represents the path one the workers took to his death.

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OPEN HOLE ON SERVICE CATWALK

OPEN HOLE ON SERVICE CATWALK

PHOTOGRAPHER CARL D. HARRIS, BALTIMORE SUN

PRICE $2000

DATE 1976

DATE STAMP AND ANNOTATIONS ON VERSO

PRINT SIZE 9” X 7”

FRAMED WHITE METAL 20” x 16”

GLOSSY FIBER SILVER GELATIN WITH EDITORIAL ANNOTATIONS AND OVERPAINTING

CONDITION SCRATCHES, DINGS AND SURFACE IMPERFECTIONS

NOTES: One of many uncovered holes, this one in a service catwalk, in the Herbert B. O’Connor State Office Building.

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