'CANNERY BLDGS, MONTEREY'
signed, titled, and dated in pencil on the reverse, 1939
7⅞ by 9⅞ in. (20 by 25.1 cm.)
This photograph, on stiff double-weight paper with a semi-glossy surface, is in generally excellent condition. There are very thin margins along the upper and right edges. Upon examination in raking light, the following are visible: tiny deposits of original retouching; a pin-point-sized impression that does not appear to break the emulsion in the center of the image; and faint silvering along the lower edge.
On the reverse, 'N1939 - P1939' is written in pencil.
In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.
The photographer to her son Albert Wahrhaftig, circa 1987