Swann marks 70th anniversary of its first photography sale, Feb. 10

Ansel Adams, ‘Oak Tree, Snowstorm,Yosemite Valley,’ est. $20,000-$30,000
Ansel Adams, ‘Oak Tree, Snowstorm,Yosemite Valley,’ est. $20,000-$30,000
Ansel Adams, ‘Oak Tree, Snowstorm,Yosemite Valley,’ est. $20,000-$30,000

NEW YORK — Seventy years ago, Swann Galleries held the first auction dedicated to photography in the United States. This 1952 auction was astonishingly early for a sale devoted to a medium then just 113 years old and still finding its artistic footing in the marketplace. Seven decades later, however, the landscape for this diverse and innovative medium has grown dramatically. On Thursday, February 10, Swann will hold a sale of Fine Photographs marking this achievement. The specially curated sale will celebrate the history of the market for photography at auction while exploring the medium’s future. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Potter & Potter presents Photography & Ephemera, Nov. 20

Vivian Maier's album of her 1959 trip to France and Southeast Asia, est. $20,000-$30,000
Vivian Maier’s album of her 1959 trip to France and Southeast Asia, est. $20,000-$30,000

CHICAGO – Potter & Potter Auctions is pleased to announce a 765-lot Photography & Ephemera sale to be held on Saturday, November 20 starting at 10 am Central time. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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