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Estimate: $8,000 - $12,000
Mickey, The Shoeshine Boy, 1947
Ferrotyped photograph (framed)
Look and Modern Photography magazine stamps with reduction notations in pencil and crayon to verso
8 1/2" x 8" (sight)
Literature: A Tale of a Shoeshine Boy (with variants of this image), Look Magazine, October 1947
Provenance: Sotheby's New York, April 13, 2010, lot 87
Private Collection, Connecticut
Under Plexiglas in a four ply mat and black frame. Losses to edges of sheet and minor creases to corners. Various dents and scratches to surface. Some unevenness to the gloss of the surface noticeable in raking light. Many handling creases and indentations overall (no apparent losses to the emulsion). Extraneous "V" shaped accretion matter to surface at lower left quadrant (approx. 1/8").
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