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Lot 331: (OLYMPIC SWIMMERS) A pair of photographs depicting Frances Cowells Schroth, Ethelda Bleibtrey, and Irene Guest, 1920 Antwerp Olympic me

ART & STORYTELLING: PHOTOGRAPHS & PHOTOBOOKS

by Swann Auction Galleries

25 October 2016

New York, NY, USA

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  • (OLYMPIC SWIMMERS) A pair of photographs depicting Frances Cowells Schroth, Ethelda Bleibtrey, and Irene Guest, 1920 Antwerp Olympic me
  • (OLYMPIC SWIMMERS) A pair of photographs depicting Frances Cowells Schroth, Ethelda Bleibtrey, and Irene Guest, 1920 Antwerp Olympic me
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Description: (OLYMPIC SWIMMERS)
A pair of photographs depicting Frances Cowells Schroth, Ethelda Bleibtrey, and Irene Guest, 1920 Antwerp Olympic medalists in swimming.
The photographs by Francis Scott Clark. Silver prints, the images measuring 9 1/8x6 5/8 and 8 1/2x6 inches (23.2x16.8 and 21.6x15.2 cm.), the sheets 13 1/2x10 inches (34.3x25.4 cm.), each with Clark's signature and date, in pencil, on recto; each tipped into a monogrammed folder with a protective paper overlay. 1920

Notes: The first photograph showing Schroth alone, wearing her distinctive striped swimming cap, in a crouched diving pose. The second image showing Cowells, Bleibtrey, and Guest posing together.

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