SELECTED IMAGES FROM PLEASURES & TERRORS OF LEVITATION
a group of 10 photographs, each mounted, initialed, dated, and numbered in pencil on the mount, framed, 1953-61, printed later (Aaron Siskind: Photographer, #37 and Aaron Siskind 100, #94, #127, #477, and #491) (10)
Each 10 by 9½ in. (25.4 by 24.1 cm.)
These ten photographs are in generally very good to excellent condition. Many have scattered tiny deposits of indeterminate nature, visible only upon very close inspection. The reverse of the mounts could not be inspected.
Additional notes are as follows:
#37, 1953; #471, 1954: The mount is very gently wavy. There is minor soiling at the lower left corner of the mount; #477, 1954; #491, 1954: '54' [partially erased] is written in an unidentified hand in pencil at the lower left corner of the mount.; #59, 1956; #60, 1956: The following are visible under raking light: 2 areas of small scratches in the lower right quadrant that appear to break the emulsion, a soft 2-inch crease along the right edge (likely a result of the mounting process), and a linear impression running parallel to the left edge; #67, 1956: There are some oily deposits visible in raking light, mostly noticeably a 3-inch area in the lower right quadrant, and several fingerprints in the left portion of the image; #99, 1961: There are a few tiny impressions in the lower left quadrant that do not appear to break the emulsion, and very faint soiling at the lower right of the mount; #94, 1961; #127, 1961
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