Wide Screen 1906 Film Frame 3.5 x 6 inch San Francisco Earthquake Photos For Sale.

20160510 1906 SF QUAKE photos post-0922FB

Not so noticeable in the camp shot.

20160510 1906 SF QUAKE photos post-0923FB

20160510 1906 SF QUAKE photos post-0935FB

However the height of the building and the wide view of the close up of the destruction shows the wide format frame much better.

I will Be POSTING THESE CONTACT PRINTS ON Ebay in a few days, aprox. the 20th of May 2016.

A series of 14 images of unknown camera make or photographer taken a few weeks after the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake.
This images are the original set of 5×7 inch prints I made from the original 1906 negatives. These are contact prints, Not enlargements.
I was Photo Editor for a newspaper publisher and this old woman came in one day asking to see me.
When I came over, she explained she had been told to see me about the possibility of having prints made from some old negatives.
I told I would look at them, no problem and yes I as pretty sure I could help her.
She then pulled out an envelope and and handed it to me.
I pulled one negative out, saw the strange size and asked if I could have a copy of the prints to chase to negative size and find out what camera  was used.
She agreed, and I was starting to look at images in the negatives and realized that they were 1906 S.F. earthquake negatives.
She explained a ma=ember of the family took them and gave to negatives to her years ago. The woman was in her 70’s, and this was 1995-96.
While I never did chase on the camera design, I have decided to sell the photos. These are original wet darkroom process black/white prints, most likely the box is the kind of papaer used, Polycontrast III RC
I have no one to pass them to of blood. I
I can use the income.
Bidding will start aprox May 20th, 7-21 days open bidding for the set.
At the moment the set of 14 images will be offered on Ebay, through my Ebay store “Avalon_Curiousity_Shop”

 

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