Tag Archive for: The Monkees

Michael Nesmith, the Monkee for all seasons, dies at 78

Pre-1978 public domain photo of the Monkees issued by NBC Television to fans who wrote to the band. Clockwise from upper left: Peter Tork, Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith, Davy Jones

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Michael Nesmith, the singer-songwriter, author, actor-director and entrepreneur who will likely be best remembered as the wool-hatted, guitar-strumming member of the made-for-television rock band The Monkees, has died at 78.

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Glimpse American lives in May 19 collectible photography auction

Photo of a Cherokee woman displaying pottery and beadwork, for a 1951 photo album: The Cherokee Indian Reservation. Estimate $250-$350

NEW YORK – Today, we seem to know everything about everything when it comes to photography. Camera functions automatically date-stamp images as we take them. If we post photos online, we tag the people shown in the photo, and they often respond, confirming their identities. But printed, paper photos from the decades before digital aren’t so forthcoming. Unless someone bothered to write useful information on the back of the photo, what we see is mostly a mystery. We can guess at what’s going on, and come up with our own theories, but we can never know for sure.

On May 19, starting at noon Eastern time, Jasper52 will offer 102 lots of collectible photographs. Some of the images are well-documented, but others are less so. All are intriguing and worth a look. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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