Photograph Signed.

MITCHELL, Herbert (1898-1980).

From Main Street Fine Books & Mss, ABAA (Galena, IL, U.S.A.)

AbeBooks Seller Since March 11, 1998

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This Polish-born American theatrical photographer set up shop on Broadway in New York in the 1920s, and in the '30s developed a compelling portraiture style that made him sought after on the East coast. PS, heavy stock 5" X 7", n.p., n.y. Near fine. Undated (ca. 1935) head and shoulders portrait of a dark-haired young women in typical Mitchell pose -- shoulders at left but facing rightward and head turned to the right. This subject has her hair parted in the middle and pulled tight; she gazes to her right (viewer's left) with the barest hint of a Mona Lisa smile. In the dark lower left corner, Mitchell signs boldly in his usual white ink, making for superb contrast. And in the light area at lower right the unidentified subject signs boldly in black grease pencil: "To Eddie / Tamara," also with superb contrast. While we haven't been able to identify the subject, she is most likely an actress or perhaps a ballet figure. "Tamara" suggests Russian, and Mitchell did photograph a number of Les Ballets Russes ballerinas. A lovely vintage piece signed by a premiere photographer. Bookseller Inventory # 34794

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Bibliographic Details

Title: Photograph Signed.

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts has been buying and selling quality books, autographs and ephemera since 1991. We specialize in general antiquarian, first editions, signed books and autographs and documents. We are members of the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America (ABAA), Universal Autograph Collectors Club (UACC) and The Manuscript Society.

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