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Works by 19th-century, Modern, and Contemporary Masters Featured in Fine Photographs Auction, January 27

On Friday, January 27, Skinner will present its winter Prints & Photographs auction in Boston, beginning at 12 pm. The selection of fine photographs on offer features a range of 19th and 20th century works by such masters as Auguste Salzmann, Manuel Álvarez Bravo, Alfred Stieglitz, Irving Penn, Nan Goldin, and others.

Among the highlights is a group of works being sold to benefit the Philadelphia Museum of Art (PMA). The 19th century offerings include two large-scale albumen prints of a Cairo street view and an Egyptian landscape by Francis Frith (lot 132, $2,500-3,500; lot 133, $3,000-5,000); several Oscar Rejlander figure studies (lots 137 and 138, $800-1,200 each); forty-five River Thames views of locks, bridges, and weirs by Victor Albert Prout (lot 139, $1,500-2,500), and a selection of Eadweard Muybridge Animal Locomotion collotypes.… Read More

The Jet Age Returns: PAN AM and the Resilience of Modern Design

Did you ever travel by air back in the sixties? In those days, flying was an elegant affair. Passengers dressed in their finest clothes and dinner was served on china plates. The new television series PAN AM is set in the Jet Age of 1963, and the producers have gone to great lengths to replicate the design of the period, including clothing, cars, and interior sets.