Massive Collection of ~473 Wedding Photo (circa late 1940's to 50's) Celluloid Negatives
Celluloid photo negatives measure 8 x 10 inches on Kodak Safety Film. Vast majority are in very good to fine condition. Several noted with bent corners and/or light soiling.
Fascinating study of a photographer's archive of studio wedding photos. Unknown photographer or location but we suspect this is the archive of an upper Midwest photographer, based on other material in the same collection.
At first glance I groaned when I saw the subject and vast number of photos in this box. But as I went through the photos, the collection became a compelling archive documenting a specific type of event, place and time.
It strikes me that laughter and joy is mostly absent in these photos in what should be a happy occasion. And, like now, vast amounts of money was spent on many of these wedding parties. The archive shows a variety of wedding clothing and fashion and likely reflects the socio-economic region in which the studio was located. Wish we had more clues as to location.
We also find a very homogeneous collection of white people in the photos.
Further study by the right person would be fun and certainly the collection deserves a good home.
We have scanned the images shown and converted digitally into positive images. The collection consists only of celluloid negatives.
Extra shipping required due to weight of 18 pounds. Item #919