1920s George Slade 8 X 10 Film Negative. Littleton, Nh. Thayer's Hotel
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1920s George Slade 8 X 10 Film Negative. Littleton, Nh. Thayer's Hotel:
Lot consists of 1 original, 8 x 10", black and white photographic film negative.
This is a negative; masterfully taken by George F. Slade Jr. - an incredible Chelsea, Massachusetts photographer. His father George Sr. was a pioneer photographer in the earlier days of daguerreotype and wet plate photography. George Jr. operated his photography store, the "Slade Art Studio" on Broadway in Chelsea, which was later maintained by his son Wesley until the 1960's.
In 1908, George Slade's studio was destroyed by the "Great Chelsea Fire" when on Palm Sunday, eighteen miles of streets were burned, thirteen churches, eight schools, the Frost Hospital, library, post office, YMCA, City Hall, four newspapers, and the Board of Health Building were destroyed. In all, 3,000 buildings were destroyed and 18,000 residents were left homeless. Having a young family of 2 children, most residents of the town had little use for a studio photographer. During that time, George traveled the country capturing thousands of landscape images that were commercially produced into 6X8 framed silver gelatin "Art Prints" and picture post cards. He traveled as far as California, preserving distant agriculture, mining towns, and prarie families. George also captured "Photo Stories" of children's play, young lovers - "practing mild lust", and young men practicing their marriage proposal. George is most famous for his numerous landscapes of Lake Sunapee and the surrounding countryside in New Hampshire.Two of his landscapes are maintained by the Library of Congress.
George F. Slade Jr. was born July 14, 1874 in Chelsea MA and died Nov 17, 1955.
The last two images show George Slade, Sr. (far right) and his staff at the Chelsea store; and a postcard from his studio. These images are NOT included in this offer.
No scans or prints are included with this offer. Watermark does not appear on the original negative.
This is an original, "one-off"image. I do not make or keep copies or prints of these images. As this is the original, it is the only image like this in existence.
By buying this item, you are purchasing all rights to this image. It is yours to do with, as you please. Any competent photo lab will be able to make magnificent prints from this negative.
This is an original, antique item, and it is in very good condition. See unedited images for an accurate condition representation. The negatives are lightly "dusted" with compressed air before scanning. They have not been professionally cleaned and may have small dust spots or age-related marks (all easily fixable, with any basic graphics program) not apparent in these small images.Shipping includes careful packaging and full-value insurance. I will combine shipping (in most cases for free) for similar items.