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Henry Holmes Smith 
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[Henry Holmes Smith, Portfolio Two, Center for Photographic Studies] 
1950 (taken) 1973 (portfolio) 
  
Gelatin silver print 
12 x 9 ins (30.5 x 22.9 cm) (image, appro x .) 20 x 16 ins (50.8 x 40.6 cm) (mount) 
  
Swann Galleries - New York 
19 October 2017 auction, Art of Storytelling, Lot: 89 
  
 
LL/77801 
  
A portfolio with 10 (of 10) photographs. With an essay by Frederick Sommer and statement by Henry Holmes Smith. Silver prints, the images measuring approximately 12x9 inches (30.5x22.9 cm.), and the reverse, the mounts 20x16 inches (50.8x40.6 cm.), each with Holmes' signature, title, and negative date, in pencil, on mount recto. Folio-sized cloth folder with a brown and black printed slipcase; the colophon is a paper folder with Holmes' signature and the edition notation 82/100 (83?), in pencil; contents loose as issued. Louisville, Kentucky: Center for Photographic Studies, 1949-72; printed 1973. 
 

 
  
 
  
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