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Alfred Eisenstaedt
SELECTED 'PUPPET THEATRE, PARIS,' IMAGES
Estimate
15,00025,000
LOT SOLD. 23,750 USD
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87
Alfred Eisenstaedt
SELECTED 'PUPPET THEATRE, PARIS,' IMAGES
Estimate
15,00025,000
LOT SOLD. 23,750 USD
JUMP TO LOT

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Photographs

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Alfred Eisenstaedt
1898-1995
SELECTED 'PUPPET THEATRE, PARIS,' IMAGES
2 photographs and a contact sheet, each with credit, print dates, and numbers in pencil, mimeographed, or stamped, one with title and one with Famous Photographers School lesson information, in ink, on the reverse, each framed, 1963 (LIFE International Edition, 12 August 1963; Eisenstaedt on Eisenstaedt, p. 105; LIFE Faces, pp. 12-13) (3)  
The photographs approximately 6 1/4  by 9 1/4  in. (15.9 by 23.5 cm.)

Contact sheet 9 3/4  by 7 1/4  in. (24.8 by 18.4 cm.)
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Catalogue Note

The 1963 and 1964 LIFE Photo Lab print date stamps on the reverse of the present photographs are proof that they are among the very earliest prints from this famous series to be offered at auction.  The individual images, above, were used by the Famous Photographers School to illustrate a lesson in photojournalism.  

In an interview with LIFE Faces editor John Loengard, Eisenstaedt remembered discovering this outdoor puppet show in the Parc de Montsouris, where he especially enjoyed the children’s faces at the moment the dragon was slain.  The scarce contact sheet offered in this lot shows Eisenstaedt at work that day, as both a photojournalist and as an editor.  As he told Loengard, ‘I . . . never made a better picture of expressions on the human face’ (pp. 12-13). 

Photographs

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New York