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Malcolm X (1925-1965) Thirteen Candid Portraits Taken by Robert Haggins (1922-2006)

Auction:
2764B
Lot:
75
Sold for:
$1,476$1,200

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Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - 2764B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 16, 2014 10:00AM

Description:

Malcolm X (1925-1965) Thirteen Candid Portraits Taken by Robert Haggins (1922-2006)
Black-and-white photographs, 1960-1965 depicting Malcolm X speaking at rallies, in quiet contemplation at the podium, and in one instance, smiling; one titled, "The Last Message," on the verso in Haggins's hand, and dated February 18, 1965, three days before the civil rights leader's assassination; all with Haggins's stamps on the verso, some with manuscript notes in his hand, including a portrait titled, "Watching My Back"; a few with some specks of foreign material adhering to the print, two trimmed down from 8 x 10 in., one 5 x 7 in., all others 8 x 10 in. (13)
Estimate $1,200-1,500


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Robert Haggins, civil rights leader

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