MAX YAVNO | MUSCLE BEACH
large-format gelatin silver print, mounted, signed in pencil on the mount, framed, 1949, probably printed in the early 1960s
image: 11½ by 19½ in. (29.2 by 49.5 cm.)
framed: 19½ by 27 in. (49.5 by 68.6 cm.)
This photograph, on paper with a surface sheen, is in generally excellent condition. Only visible upon very close examination in high raking light are the following: a number of tiny deposits of original retouching; a 1/4-inch scratch that does not appear to break the emulsion in the center-right portion of the image; and tiny raised area near the left edge, likely a particle trapped during mounting.
The impressions of a previous inscription or title in pencil are visible but illegible on the mount under the lower left corner of the print. When examined unframed, moderate mat burn is visible on the mount not impacting the print. A strip of paper is affixed to the lower edge of the mount, and there are small abrasions and/or adhesive remnants along all edges.
When this print is examined with ultraviolet light, it appears to fluoresce.
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