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Lot 315: EUGENE DE SALIGNAC (1861-1943) Group of approximately 29 photographs depicting construction of the Manhattan Bridge.
25 October 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
EUGENE DE SALIGNAC (1861-1943)
Group of approximately 29 photographs depicting construction of the Manhattan Bridge.
The accomplished compositions include Brooklyn Plaza, Jay Street, Flatbush Avenue, "men at work," subway digging and other elaborate construction scenes, and machinery; some with New York City turn-of-the-century architecture or the bridge itself in the background. Cyanotypes, the images measuring 7 1/2x9 1/2 inches (19.1x24.1 cm.), and the reverse, each with a number in the negative, and most of the prints with a combination of notations and stamps, including many with a caption and date, in ink or in pencil, some with a Manhattan Bridge Brooklyn Plaza hand stamp and/or a small oval Supreme Court handstamp, on recto; one duplicate. 1913-22