Original Disfarmer Photographs
Alan TrachtenbergISBN: 3865211895;
Last year, as The New York Times has reported, a young couple from Heber Springs, Arkansas offered a collector 50 family photographs, unassuming black-and-white studio portraits dating from the mid-twentieth century. That quiet sale, which raised the possibility that there were other vintage prints of Mike DisfarmerAs work in area family albums, set off a competitive buying frenzy that had collectors going door to door through rural Arkansas, spendingmore than a million dollars on several thousand prints. DisfarmerAs work had originally been discovered in crates of glass-plate negatives, found by the speculator who purchased his estate. It was brought to light decades later in a series of books and exhibitions that set off consistent, continuing critical acclaim, but known only in posthumous reprints. Original Disfarmer Photographs is the first publication to present these vintage prints, made by DisfarmerAs own hand at the time the pictures were taken--at once family mementos and...
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