TERTIUM QUID

Photos (Tertium Quid)

TERTIUM QUID

TERTIUM QUID

A BOOK OF PHOTOGRAPHS CURATED BY MURRAY MOSS

PUBLISHED BY AUGUST EDITIONS

PICTORIAL NARRATIVES CREATED FROM VINTAGE PRESS PHOTOGRAPHS

PRICE $75 (FOR A SIGNED COPY)

A PRESS PHOTOGRAPH IS DEFINED BY ITS FUNCTION, WHICH IS TO IMBUE A NEWS STORY WITH VISUAL MEANING. ASSEMBLED FROM HIS OWN COLLECTION OF ARCHIVAL PRINTS ACQUIRED FROM THE PHOTO MORGUES OF A MORIBUND NEWSPAPER INDUSTRY, MURRAY MOSS FREES THESE ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPHS FROM THE TEXTS THEY WERE CREATED TO ACCOMPANY. EACH OF THESE PRESS IMAGES HAS BEEN PAIRED WITH ANOTHER ORPHANED IMAGE, PUTTING THE TWO IN DIALOGUE, AND IN THE PROCESS CREATES A NEW NARRATIVE, A NEW LIFE, A THIRD STORY, A TERTIUM QUID. NOTE ALSO THAT EACH ORIGINAL SILVER GELATIN PRINT IS FRAMED WITH A CLEAR BACK SO THAT ITS VERSO IS ALSO VISIBLE. TURN OVER ANY OF THESE PRINTS AND YOU WILL FIND ITS HISTORY, IN INK, GREASE PENCIL, RUBBER STAMP OR GLUED-ON CLIPPING OF ITS APPEARANCE IN THE NEWSPAPER, CREATING A THREE DIMENSIONAL REALITY FOR EACH TWO DIMENSIONAL IMAGE.

THIS COLLECTION IS THEREFORE OFFERED IN PAIRS, AS THEY APPEAR IN THE BOOK, AT $1850 THE PAIR.

HOWEVER, PHOTOS MAY ALSO BE PURCHASED INDIVIDUALLY FOR $1000 EACH.

TO INQUIRE AFTER SPECIFIC PHOTOS OR TO PURCHASE THE BOOK, PLEASE WRITE TO PURCHASE@TORPEDO.HOUSE

ADULT EDUCATION / BETTY CROCKER FROSTING

ADULT EDUCATION / BETTY CROCKER FROSTING

PRICE FOR THE PAIR $1,800 OR $1000 EACH

These images are on the COVER of TERTIUM QUID book. 

Each photo comes in an optic white metal 11"x14" frame with non-glare acrylic on the front and glass on the back.

ADULT EDUCATION Photographer: Bill Frates for Miami Herald / Print Size: 8" x 10"   / Glossy fiber silver gelatin print / Date printed 6-31-1979. / Condition: Dings, scratches, and surface imperfections throughout. / Notations on Verso./ Review scan carefully before purchase. 

BETTY CROCKER FROSTING Photographer: Weaver Tripp   / Print Size: 8.75"  x 6.5" / Glossy fiber silver gelatin print / Date printed 6-25-1968 / Condition: Dings, scratches, and surface imperfections throughout. / Notations on Verso. / Review scan carefully before purchase. 

DUKE AND DUCHESS OF WINDSOR/PLASTIC MONOGRAMS

DUKE AND DUCHESS OF WINDSOR/PLASTIC MONOGRAMS

PRICE $1800 FOR THE PAIR OR $1000 EACH

Left: Photographer: Unidentified, King Features Syndicate, Inc. / Subject: “First Exclusive Photos of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor in the Intimacy of Their Home.” / Size: 8 x 10 inches. / Glossy fiber silver gelatin print. / Date: 11-28-1940. / Condition: Dings, scratches, and surface imperfections throughout.

Right: Photographer: A.T. Fischer (possible), Cleveland Press. / Subject: "Plastic Monograms." / Size: 8 x 10 inches. / Glossy fiber silver gelatin print. / Date: 10-11-1954. / Condition: Dings, scratches, and surface imperfections throughout. / Notations on Verso.

A PART OF CHRISTMAS / CIGARETTE PACKS

A PART OF CHRISTMAS / CIGARETTE PACKS

PRICE FOR THE PAIR $1800 OR $1000 EACH

LEFT: 

PHOTOGRAPHER MASSIMO ASCANI, UNITED PRESS PHOTO

DATE 1954  DATE STAMP AND ANNOTATIONS ON VERSO

SIZE 7" X 9"

FRAMED IN WHITE METAL 16" X 20"

GLOSSY FIBER SILVER GELATIN PRINT

CONDITION DINGS, SCRATCHES, SURFACE IMPERFECTIONS

 

RIGHT:

PHOTOGRAPHER LAWRENCE SMITH

DATE 1971,  DATE STAMP AND ANNOTATIONS ON VERSO

SIZE 8' X 10" 

FRAMED IN WHITE METAL 16" X 20" 

GLOSSY FIBER SILVER GELATIN PRINT

CONDITION DINGS, SCRATCHES, SURFACE IMPERFECTIONS

 

THUG'S EYE VIEW/DAVID FLOYD CAMERA CONTRAPTION

THUG'S EYE VIEW/DAVID FLOYD CAMERA CONTRAPTION

Price for pair $1800 or $1000 each

Each photo comes in an optic white metal 11"x14" frame with non-glare acrylic on the front and glass on the back.

Left: Photographer: Unidentified, United Press Photo. / Subject: “Thug's Eye View.” / Size: 6 x 8 inches. / Glossy fiber silver gelatin print. / Date: 3/15/1957. / Condition: Dings, scratches, and surface imperfections throughout. / Notations on Verso.

Right: Photographer: Unidentified Subject: "David Floyd Camera Contraption.” / Size: 7 x 9 inches. / Glossy fiber silver gelatin print. / Date: 3/27/1988. / Condition: Dings, scratches, and surface imperfections throughout. / Notations on Verso.

CAPE KENNEDY/CIRCULAR FEELING

CAPE KENNEDY/CIRCULAR FEELING

 PRICE $1800 FOR THE PAIR OR $1000 EACH

Each photo comes in an optic white metal 11"x14" frame with non-glare acrylic on the front and glass on the back.

Left: Photographer: Unidentified Subject: “Cape Kennedy” / Size: 8 x 10 inches / Glossy fiber silver gelatin print / Dates: 8/28/1966 / Condition: Dings, scratches, and surface imperfections throughout. / Notations on Verso.

Right: Photographer: United Press International / Subject:  "A Circular Feeling” / Size: 8 x 10 inches / Glossy fiber silver gelatin print / Date: 12/20/1965 / Condition: Dings, scratches, and surface imperfections throughout.  / Notations on Verso.

WXYZ-TV/IRRIGATION

WXYZ-TV/IRRIGATION

 PRICE $1800 FOR THE PAIR OR $1000 EACH

Each photo comes in an optic white metal 11"x14" frame with non-glare acrylic on the front and glass on the back.

Left: Photographer: Unidentified / Subject: “WXYZ-TV.” Size: 6 x 6 inches / Glossy fiber silver gelatin print / Condition: Dings, scratches, and surface imperfections throughout. / Notations on Verso.

Right: Photographer: Bureau of Recreation Coulee Dam, Wash. / Subject: "Irrigation” / Size: 7 x 9 inches / Glossy fiber silver gelatin print / Date: 7/27/1947 / Condition: Dings, scratches, and surface imperfections throughout. / Notations on Verso.

CONGRESS HOTEL SUICIDE/JON WARD SUICIDE

CONGRESS HOTEL SUICIDE/JON WARD SUICIDE

 PRICE $1800 FOR THE PAIR OR $1000 EACH

 Left: Photographer: Unidentified. / Subject: "Congress Hotel Suicide Jump". / Size: inches. / Glossy fiber silver gelatin print. / Date: 8-4-13. / Condition: Dings, scratches, and surface imperfections throughout. / Notations on Verso.

Right: Photographer: Unidentified, ACME. / Subject: "Jon Ward Suicide Gotham Hotel 1949". / Size: 8 x 10 inches. / Glossy fiber silver gelatin print. / Date: 2-11-1949. / Condition: Dings, scratches, and surface imperfections throughout. / Notations on Verso.

BENITO MUSSOLINI STATUE/JELLY FISH

BENITO MUSSOLINI STATUE/JELLY FISH

PRICE $1,800.00 FOR THE PAIR OR $1000 EACH

 Left: Photographer: Unidentified, Wide World Photos. / Subject: “Benito Mussolini Statue.” / Size: 8 x 10 inches. / Glossy fiber silver gelatin print. / Date: 6-2-1936. / Condition: Dings, scratches, and surface imperfections throughout. / Notations on Verso.

 Right: Photographer: Gene Hyde, Herald Photo. / Subject: “Jelly Fish.” / Size: 8 x 10 inches. / Glossy fiber silver gelatin print. / Date: 5-22-1964. / Condition: Dings, scratches, and surface imperfections throughout. / Notations on Verso.

CHASING SHADOW/HAND (AND HAIR) SHADOW

CHASING SHADOW/HAND (AND HAIR) SHADOW

PRICE $1800 FOR THE PAIR OR $1000 EACH

Left: Photographer: John H. White, Chicago Sun Times. / Subject: "Chasing Shadow.” / Size: 8 x 10 inches. / Glossy fiber silver gelatin print. / Dates: 7-1979. / Condition: Dings, scratches, and surface imperfections throughout. / Notations on Verso.

Right: Photographer: Bob East, Miami Herald Staff. / Subject: "Hand (and Hair) Shadow." / Size: 8 x 10 inches. / Glossy fiber silver gelatin print. / Dates: 12-26-1958. / Condition: Dings, scratches, and surface imperfections throughout. / Notations on Verso.

RED/PEACE NOW

RED/PEACE NOW

PRICE $1800 FOR THE PAIR OR $1000 EACH

 Left: Photographer: Unidentified, Sun Times. / Subject: "Guggenheim Press Release, “Red” by Mark Rothko." / Size: 8 x 10 inches. / Glossy fiber silver gelatin print. / Date: 1-14-1979. / Condition: Dings, scratches, and surface imperfections throughout. / Notations on Verso.

Right: Photographer: Unidentified, UPI Photo. / Subject: “Peace Now!” / Size: 8 x 10 inches. / Glossy fiber silver gelatin print. / Date: Shot 4-15-1970. / Condition: Dings, scratches, and surface imperfections throughout. / Notations on Verso.

CHICO LYNCH/INSTITUTIONALIZED CHILD 1971

CHICO LYNCH/INSTITUTIONALIZED CHILD 1971

PRICE $1800 FOR THE PAIR OR $1000 EACH

Left: Photographer: Richard Thomason, The Ledger-Enquirer Newspapers. / Subject: “Chico Lynch.” / Size: 7 x 10 inches. / Glossy fiber silver gelatin print. / Date: 12-21-1987. / Condition: Dings, scratches, and surface imperfections throughout. / Notations on Verso.

Right: Photographer: Jack Dykinga. / Subject: “Institutionalized Child 1971.” / Size: 8 x 8 1/2 inches. / Glossy fiber silver gelatin print. / Date: 6-7-1971. / Condition: Dings, scratches, and surface imperfections throughout. / Notations on Verso.

EMPIRE STATE LIGHTENING STRIKE/SERMONS FROM SCIENCE

EMPIRE STATE LIGHTENING STRIKE/SERMONS FROM SCIENCE

 PRICE $1800 FOR THE PAIR OR $1000 EACH

Left: Photographer: Unidentified, World Wide Photos. / Subject: “Empire State Building Struck by Lightning.” / Size: 7 x 9 inches. / Glossy fiber silver gelatin print. / Date: 2-10-1938. / Condition: Dings, scratches, and surface imperfections throughout. / Notations on Verso.

Right: Photographer: Unidentified, The moody Bible institute of Chicago. / Subject: “Sermons From Science.” Size: Approx. 8 x 10 inches. / Glossy fiber silver gelatin print. / Dates: 8-31-1941. / Condition: Dings, scratches, and surface imperfections throughout. / Notations on Verso.

US FLAG REFLECTION/BARRY GOLDWATER

US FLAG REFLECTION/BARRY GOLDWATER

 PRICE $1,800.00 FOR THE PAIR OR $1000 EACH

 Left: Photographer: Eddie Adams, Associated Press Wirephoto. / Subject: “Washington Monument, U.S. Flag... Reflected in Boy’s Glasses.” / Size: 8 x 10 inches. / Glossy fiber silver gelatin print. / Date: 8-29-1963. / Condition: Dings, scratches, and surface imperfections throughout. / Notations on Verso.

Right: Photographer: Unidentified, Associated Press. / Subject: "Senator Barry Goldwater in Front of Self-Portrait." / Size: 8 x 10 inches. / Glossy fiber silver gelatin print. / Date: 6-16-1964. / Condition: Dings, scratches, and surface imperfections throughout. / Notations on Verso.

HAIR PIECE FOR MIDWINTER/BEAUTY SHOP

HAIR PIECE FOR MIDWINTER/BEAUTY SHOP

PRICE $ 1800 FOR THE PAIR OR $1000 EACH

Left: Photographer: Unidentified, NEA Service, Inc. / Subject: “Hair Piece for Midwinter.” / Size: 7 x 9.25 inches. / Glossy fiber silver gelatin print. / Date: 12-28-1955. / Condition: Dings, scratches, and surface imperfections throughout. / Notations on Verso.

 

Right: Photographer: Bruce Gilbert, Miami Herald Photo. / Subject: “Beauty Shop.” Size: 8 x 10 inches. / Glossy fiber silver gelatin print. / Date: 4-12-1979. / Condition: Dings, scratches, and surface imperfections throughout. / Notations on Verso.

A PAIR OF ALASKAN BROWN BEARS/METRO DADE POLICE

A PAIR OF ALASKAN BROWN BEARS/METRO DADE POLICE

PRICE $1800 FOR THE PAIR OR $1000 EACH

Left: Photographer: Unidentified, Wide World. / Subject: “A Pair of Alaskan Brown Bears.” / Size: 6 1/2 x 7 inches. / Glossy fiber silver gelatin print. / Date: 11-29-1961. / Condition: Dings, scratches, and surface imperfections throughout. / Notations on Verso.

Right: Photographer: Rick McGawlen. / Subject: "Metro - Dade Police." / Size: 8 x 10 inches. / Glossy fiber silver gelatin print. / Date: 1-24-1989. / Condition: Dings, scratches, and surface imperfections throughout. / Notations on Verso.

HANDS/HALFWAY HOUSE

HANDS/HALFWAY HOUSE

PRICE $1800 FOR THE PAIR OR $1000 EACH

Left: Photographer: George Grau, Pix Publishing Inc. / Subject: “Hands.” / Size: 7 1/4 x 8 inches. / Glossy fiber silver gelatin print. / Date: 6-19-1938. / Condition: Dings, scratches, and surface imperfections throughout. / Notations on Verso.

Right: Photographer: Peter Andrew Bosch, Miami Herald Staff. / Subject: “Halfway House.” / Size: 8 x 10 inches. / Glossy fiber silver gelatin print. / Date: 8-18-1983. / Condition: Dings, scratches, and surface imperfections throughout. / Notations on Verso.

MAYALAN GIRL SAVED/SOAP OPERAS

MAYALAN GIRL SAVED/SOAP OPERAS

PRICE $1800 FOR THE PAIR OR $1000 EACH

Left: Photographer: Unidentified, O.P.S. Subject: “Malayan Girl Saved.” / Size: 6 x 8 inches. / Glossy fiber silver gelatin print. / Date: 11/15/1961. / Condition: Dings, scratches, and surface imperfections throughout. / Notations on Verso.

Right: Photographer: Albert Coya, Miami Herald. / Subject: "TV Show, Soap Operas.” Size: 7 x 9 inches. / Glossy fiber silver gelatin print. / Date: 3/16/1973. / Condition: Dings, scratches, and surface imperfections throughout. / Notations on Verso.

SAN FRANCISCO/SHOPPING AREA

SAN FRANCISCO/SHOPPING AREA

PRICE FOR THE PAIR $1850, OR $1000 EACH

Left: Photographer: Edward Pierratt, The Christian Science Monitor News Service. / Subject: "San Francisco". / Size: 10 x 8 inches. / Glossy fiber silver gelatin print. / Date: 6-30-1972. / Condition: Dings, scratches, and surface imperfections throughout. / Notations on Verso.

Right: Photographer: John Landers, Jr., Boston Traveler. / Subject: "Shopping Area Parking Lot; Methuen, Mass - 1962." / Size: 7 x 9 inches. / Glossy fiber silver gelatin print. / Date: 11-12-1962. / Condition: Dings, scratches, and surface imperfections throughout. / Notations on Verso.

Nativity Play/Cuban Refugee

Nativity Play/Cuban Refugee

PRICE $1850 FOR THE PAIR, OR $1000 EACH

Each photo comes in an optic white metal 11"x14" frame with non-glare acrylic on the front and glass on the back.

Left: Photographer: William Kuenzel. / Subject: “Nativity Play.” / Size: 7 x 9 inches. / Glossy fiber silver gelatin print. / Dates: 12/21/1957. / Condition: Dings, scratches, and surface imperfections throughout. / Notations on Verso.

Right: Photographer: Unidentified / Subject: "Cuban Refugee.” / Size: 6 x 8 inches. / Glossy fiber silver gelatin print. / Dates: 12/5/1965. / Condition: Dings, scratches, and surface imperfections throughout. / Notations on Verso.

GRAND CENTRAL STATION/WWII NIGHT LIGHTS

GRAND CENTRAL STATION/WWII NIGHT LIGHTS

PRICE $1800 FOR THE PAIR OR $1000 EACH

Each photo comes in an optic white metal 11"x14" frame with non-glare acrylic on the front and glass on the back.

Left: Photographer: Unidentified Subject: “Grand Central Station.” / Size: 7 x 10 inches. / Glossy fiber silver gelatin print. / Date: 11-25-1985. / Condition: Dings, scratches, and surface imperfections throughout. / Notations on Verso.

Right: Photographer: Unidentified. / Wide World Photos. / Subject: “WWII Night Lights - Fort DeRussy, Hawaii 1939.” / Size: 7 x 9 inches. / Glossy fiber silver gelatin print. / Date: 12-29-1939. / Condition: Dings, scratches, and surface imperfections throughout. / Notations on Verso.

Here's smoke in your eye/Smokestack, Bethlehem Steel

Here's smoke in your eye/Smokestack, Bethlehem Steel

PRICE FOR THE PAIR $1850, OR $1000 EACH

Each photo comes in an optic white metal 11"x14" frame with non-glare acrylic on the front and glass on the back.

Left: Photographer: Ricardo Ferro, St. Petersburg Times  / Subject: “Here’s smoke in your eye.” / Size: 8 x 10 inches / Glossy fiber silver gelatin print / Date: 4-29-1976 / Condition: Dings, scratches, and surface imperfections throughout. Notations on Verso.

Right: Photographer: Clarence B. Garrett, The Sun Papers / Subject: “Smokestack, Bethlehem Steel” / Size: 8 x 10 inches /Glossy fiber silver gelatin print / Date: 11-9-1959 / Condition: Dings, scratches, and surface imperfections throughout. Notations on Verso.

SIX LITTLE INDIANS/BOY SCOUT JAMBOREE

SIX LITTLE INDIANS/BOY SCOUT JAMBOREE

PRICE $1800 FOR THE PAIR OR $1000 EACH

Left: Photographer: Unidentified, World Wide Photo. / Subject: “Six Little Indians.” / Size: 5.5 x 6 inches. / Glossy fiber silver gelatin print.  / Date: 8-25-1953. / Condition: Dings, scratches, and surface imperfections throughout. / Notations on Verso. 

Right: Photographer: Unidentified, ACME. / Subject: "Boy Scout Jamboree.” / Size: 7 x 9 inches. / Glossy fiber silver gelatin print. / Date: 6-29-1937. / Condition: Dings, scratches, and surface imperfections throughout. / Notations on Verso.