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Lot 352: (EVIDENCE--WAPPINGERS FALLS, NEW YORK) A series of 14 photographs, accompanied by affidavits, relating to a construction accident at a

ART & STORYTELLING: PHOTOGRAPHS & PHOTOBOOKS

by Swann Auction Galleries

25 October 2016

New York, NY, USA

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  • (EVIDENCE--WAPPINGERS FALLS, NEW YORK) A series of 14 photographs, accompanied by affidavits, relating to a construction accident at a
  • (EVIDENCE--WAPPINGERS FALLS, NEW YORK) A series of 14 photographs, accompanied by affidavits, relating to a construction accident at a
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Description: (EVIDENCE--WAPPINGERS FALLS, NEW YORK)
A series of 14 photographs, accompanied by affidavits, relating to a construction accident at a bridge in Wappinger Falls in which a man was killed.
The dramatic photographs illustrate moments before the accident as well as scenes of the traumatic aftermath. Silver prints, 11 of the images measuring 9 1/2x14 inches (24.1x35.6 cm.), and the reverse, one slightly smaller, framed, and 2 multiple part panoramas ranging in size from 4 1/2x19 7/8 to 6x24 inches (11.4x50.5 cm. to 15x61 cm.), with descriptive captions, in ink, on the mounts recto and with a signature and notations, in pencil, on the mounts verso. 1910

Notes: Includes the coroner's report and seven affidavits of witnesses (fellow workers) and doctors who assessed the body; 2 are mounted to the obverse of the framed photographs.

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