Camera work (a photographic quarterly - edited and published by alfred stieglitz new york - number xlvii

Mar 08, 2019. 23:02 UTC
Camera Work (A Photographic Quarterly - Edited and Published by Alfred Stieglitz New York - Number XLVII
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An original copy of Camera Work - Number XLVII - MDCCCCXIV It has the original paper wrap written in ink: What is "291"? The binding has cracked along the seam, but is in otherwise good condition.


It was a gift to me from a former professor of art and mentor, Robert Kostka. I was an art student at the University of Oregon, majoring in photography.

$3,000 - $6,000 (United States Dollar)
Answered within about 4 hours
Mar 09, 03:14 UTC
By Grace Harlow

The appraised work is a copy of Camera Work: A Photographic Quarterly, Issue 47, edited and published by Alfred Stieglitz in 1914. Stieglitz was a founding member of the Photo-Secession and a major force in the promotion of photography as a fine art form in the United States at the turn of the 20th century. Issue 14 of Camera Work was considered a special edition with 27 copies printed and includes a series of responses to the prompt “What is 291?,” referencing Stieglitz’s art gallery in Manhattan, which operated from 1905-1917. The estimate provided is based on comparables recently offered and sold at auction. In many cases, pricing for similar examples available on the primary (retail) market vary, and are often higher than secondary (auction) market examples.

Robert miller Mar 10, 17:21 UTC

I would like to sell it. Any guidance would be appreciated.

Grace harlow Mar 11, 12:04 UTC

Hi Robert,
Apologies for my delayed response. If you are interested in selling your item, you can use Mearto's consignment services. Auction houses that specialize in photography and related ephemera will be able to view your item and will contact you to discuss possible consignment options.


Robert miller Mar 12, 00:06 UTC

Hi Grace,
Yes, I would like to use Mearto's consignment services. How do I get started?
Robert -

Grace harlow Mar 12, 12:03 UTC

On Mearto's main website page, there is a section labeled 'Consign.' If you click on that option, you should be taken to a page where you provide contact information and details related to the item(s) you wish to consign.

Hope this helps!

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