Art Lini Fri, 14 Jan 2022 11:25:21 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Art Lini 32 32 Do cryptocurrency prices affect the value of Nfts? let us discover Fri, 14 Jan 2022 10:49:00 +0000

The non-fungible token (NFT), a relatively unknown concept until recently, has now become ubiquitous. Spending on the digital asset jumped to nearly $41 billion at the end of 2021, from just $1 billion in 2020, according to a report by blockchain specialist Chainalysis. NFTs are transforming art, music, and even sports, and giving creators the ability to monetize their digital works.

Last year, the NFT market saw sales at mind-boggling levels. A digital photo collage by South Carolina-based graphic designer Mike Winkelmann, known in the art world as “Beeple,” for example, sold for $69.3 million, making made one of the biggest NFT sales to date.

The value of NFTs depends on various factors: their rarity, the demand for the artwork or sometimes even the artist, and the prices of the underlying cryptocurrency used. Many online marketplaces that sell NFTs are powered by blockchain. Currently, the Ethereum blockchain powers the most popular ones. So, if you are looking to buy or sell NFTs through one of the popular marketplaces, you will most likely need Ethereum’s native cryptocurrency, Ether, for the transaction.

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But what is interesting is that while cryptocurrencies are extremely volatile, not all NFTs follow the movement of their underlying crypto. For example, despite the ongoing correction in the crypto markets, the NFT OpenSea market has seen $2.3 billion in volume so far in January, poised to break its monthly volume record if the trend continues.

Discussing last weekend’s crypto selloff with Yahoo! Finance, Mason Nystrom, principal research analyst at crypto analysis firm Messari explained this anomaly. Despite the volatility of the crypto market, the nature of NFTs can make them independent of crypto markets, Nystrom said.

“NFTs are a very broad category that can include music, art, collectibles, gaming assets, fantasy sports, financial assets, etc. As such, it is possible that NFT trading in a specific vertical grows while others decline or fluctuate over time,” he added. “Going forward, it is possible that we will see more decoupling of crypto markets, in which an asset like art NFTs could perform well in the midst of the overall poorly performing crypto market or vice versa. .”

A collector who goes by the pseudonym “Pranksy” had another theory. “People who have spent several thousand dollars on NFTs are not going to sell them 50% tomorrow, at least not by much. Much like traditional art markets bucking Wall Street trends, I think many see certain NFTs as a store of value,” he told Reuters in May last year after the value of his cryptocurrency portfolio fell more than $10 million at one point. given in one day.

Collectors believe that the artworks, virtual lands and other digital assets represented by NFTs have a separate value from the cryptocurrencies used to buy them.

A study by titled “Is the pricing of non-fungible tokens determined by cryptocurrencies?” suggests that there is a slight spillover between cryptocurrencies and NFTs.

The study used the dataset of the two largest cryptocurrency markets, Bitcoin and Ether, with raw data obtained from and NFT data taken from secondary market transactions: Decentraland LAND tokens, CryptoPunk images and Axie Infinity game characters, and individual. commercial data from

The study results show that when it comes to cryptocurrency market volatility, the ripple effect in NFT markets is weaker, suggesting that NFT and the cryptocurrency market currencies are distinct from each other and do not necessarily affect each other significantly. co-founder Gauthier Zuppinger told Reuters in May that the NFT market was increasingly de-correlated from the crypto market. Crypto-rich investors might even see NFTs as less risky than cryptocurrencies “because they’re backed by the use case,” Zuppinger pointed out.

(Edited by : Vijay Anand)

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Sotheby’s Auctions Portraits of Ottoman Sultans Thu, 13 Jan 2022 14:35:00 +0000

London’s Sotheby’s has put 17th-century portraits, including Ottoman sultans and Amir Timur (Tamerlane), the founder of the Timurid Empire, up for sale for an online auction. The “Royal & Noble” series, featuring the portraits of Ottoman sultans, is open for auction until January 20.

“Most of the artwork and objects in this year’s Royal & Noble Sale were found far from where they were created and actually intended, but now they sit together, presented here again at the light and await the next chapter in their extraordinary stories,” Sotheby’s wrote for the auction series.

Portraits of Ottoman sultans sold at auction by Sotheby’s, from left to right, Bayezid I, Bayezid II, Mehmed I and Murad II. (ADH)

According to a statement from the famous auction house, the portraits of the Ottoman Sultan and Timur in the auction series are based on the Giovio series, which is a set of rulers and statesmen brought together by the 16th-century Italian Renaissance historian and biographer Paolo Giovio (1483-1552). The series featured works on 484 notable figures, and Giovio built a museum at Lake Como specifically to house them. Sotheby’s has advised that the Giovio series has been damaged and not intact, but copies made for Cosimo I de’ Medici, the second Duke of Florence, between 1552 and 1568 are housed in the prominent Uffizi Gallery museum in Florence in Italy.

The paintings include portraits of the Ottoman sultans Suleiman I – also known as Suleiman the Magnificent, Bayezid I – also known as Bayezid the Thunderbolt, Bayezid II, Murad II, Mehmed I, also known as Mehmed Çelebi, and Amir Timur. The auction house gave details of the history of the paintings: “These portraits were probably purchased by William Kerr (1605-1675), the third Earl of Lothian, and hung in the great hall of the Newbattle Abbey from the 17th to the beginning of the 20th century. »

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Keith Richards, Paul McCartney, Joni Mitchell Auction Items Thu, 13 Jan 2022 14:00:22 +0000

Keith Richards, Paul McCartney and Joni Mitchell have been announced as contributors to this year’s MusiCares charity auction, which will take place on January 30.

The Rolling Stones guitarist Richards signed a guitar with an eco-friendly NFT in the form of a video confirming that his signature is genuine. Beatles icon McCartney offered a signed bass, while Mitchell – who will be honored as 2022 MusiCares Person of the Year – will present the artist proof of his Jimi Hendrix oil painting.

Julien’s Auctions described the Richards ebony Gibson ES-335 as “an unrivaled standard since its inaugural appearance in 1958” and estimated it would sell for between $ 6,000 and $ 8,000. McCartney’s Hofner B-Bass Hi Series violin bass has been estimated to be between $ 4,000 and $ 6,000, and has been described as matching the instrument he played “including at the Apple Rooftop concert and at the So be it album recording sessions.

The Hendrix print, signed and framed by Mitchell, was to sell for up to $ 4000. Julien shared Mitchell’s quote in 2000: “I have always considered myself a painter derailed by circumstances. I sing about my pain and I paint my joy. Other auction lots include a guitar signed by the late Tom Petty, Bono’s handwritten lyrics for U2’s song “Your Song Saved My Life,” two original artwork by Kiss member Gene Simmons, a leather signed four times by Ozzy Osbourne and a ‘special item donated by the Chris Cornell estate.

Full details will be revealed on Julien’s Auctions website, with the live sale starting in Beverly Hills on January 30 at 10 a.m. PT. Offers will also be accepted online. MusiCares, the fundraising arm of the Grammys, said it “provides the music community with a support system of health and human services covering a range of needs, including physical and mental health, recovery from drug addiction, unforeseen personal emergencies and disaster relief “.

Richards NFT video is provided in partnership with OneOf, described as “the green NFT platform designed for music”. Since the concept became mainstream, concerns have been expressed that the process of securing the unique status of objects through blockchain technology involves the use of large amounts of energy. OneOf Co-Founder Adam Fell said, “We are honored to be the platform to create the very first Keith Richards NFT. Keith is the royalty of music, and we commend him and his team for championing eco-friendly blockchain technology that can empower musicians for generations to come.

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Minneapolis woman convicted of carjacking role Wed, 12 Jan 2022 19:23:41 +0000

Minneapolis (KROC-AM News) – A Minneapolis woman has been sentenced to 100 months in prison for her role in a series of violent carjackings in the Twin Cities.

According to the Department of Justice, Krisanne Benjamin, 25, was sentenced to 100 months in prison, followed by two years of supervised release, and ordered to pay $ 13,323.53 in restitution.

Court documents show that on August 28, 2020, Benjamin and Jeremiah Ironrope, 25, drove a brown SUV into a parking lot in Richfield, where they pulled into a parking lot near a 2017 Audi. Ironrope approached the driver of the ‘Audi and pointed a 12-gauge shotgun, with a sawn-off barrel, at the driver and demanded the keys to the car. Benjamin watched the brown SUV as Ironrope started the Audi and drove off. Benjamin then followed him in the brown SUV.

According to court documents, in the early hours of the next day, the Minnesota State Patrol located the stolen Audi, which was driven by Ironrope and occupied by Benjamin. Officers attempted to stop the vehicle, but Ironrope drove off at high speed. During the chase, Benjamin got out of the vehicle and fled on foot while Ironrope continued to flee in the Audi.

The vehicle was eventually found moving and unoccupied in Minneapolis. Documents say the vehicle was partially spray painted and officers found a stolen wallet, spray paint bottles, hat, gloves and receipts in the vehicle. Police also found a used 12 gauge shotgun cartridge under the driver’s seat.

Records show that Benjamin pleaded guilty to one count of aiding and abetting car hijacking on September 7, 2021. On September 9, 2021, Ironrope pleaded guilty to one count of car hijacking and one count of use, carrying and brandishing a firearm during and in connection with a violent crime. He is expected to be sentenced on April 7, 2022.

As part of their guilty pleas, Ironrope and Benjamin admitted to two other carjackings that occurred on July 26, 2020 in Maple Grove and August 7, 2020 in St. Paul. In both cases, the defendants physically assaulted the victims before stealing their vehicles. Ironrope also admitted to two carjackings in December 2020 in St. Louis Park and St. Paul. In both cases, Ironrope pointed a handgun at the victims before stealing their vehicles.

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]]> Richard Strauss: “In Vienna we are hungry – and art” | Music Wed, 12 Jan 2022 14:05:00 +0000

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Dr Richard Strauss arrived in London from America. It is the first time that he has visited these countries since the war. In an interview with a London representative from the Manchester Guardian, he said his American tour has been long and enjoyable. He hadn’t been troubled by any lingering anti-German sentiment, and there was a very large American audience that was determined to have good music.

It was the same, he said, in Austria and Germany. The fatigue and despair created by the past terrible years had not negatively affected the arts. All countries have lost promising musicians, but the music has not been affected. If there has been a change, it is towards a greater enthusiasm for music, and even for all the arts. There were good audiences, despite the poverty, and they liked experimentation and novelty, but not too much. There were many good compositions in Germany and Austria, both lyrical and general. He mentioned the names of Pfitzner, Schreker, Korngold and Reznicek, as men doing interesting work for opera, and said that there was also a good composer in Hausegger, but that he did not attempt the opera.

Dr Strauss did not wish to enter into the critique of men and modern musical movements. “We are so easily misunderstood. What struck him the most was the firm determination of Central Europe to keep his music. In many cases, that was all they had left, and they were eager to hold on. “In Vienna,” as he laconically put it, “we are hungry – and art. It is because we have lost so much that we cling so strongly to what can be preserved: our art. It must survive. It was a path to joy.

In Vienna, the city, despite the precarious state of its finances, had not ceased to grant a generous subsidy to the opera. It was the same for the German cities. The result was that the seats could still be offered at popular prices for the best music and songs that the city or country had to offer.

He could only give the figures for four months ago for the Vienna State Opera of which he is the director. A good seat there cost 400 crowns, but he thought it must have been raised since. But they still wanted to reserve many extremely cheap places for the poorest, and there was a very general desire among the workers to take advantage of these opportunities.

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It was a terribly difficult time for artists, and even with the help of public subsidies, it was no easier for them than the rest of Viennese to achieve a reasonable standard of living. But those who could take occasional work trips to Switzerland or Spain, or further afield, in order to earn money where the money meant something, then come back with the exchange in favor of their savings and so continue their work.

When asked if he thinks music can really help break down national barriers and build friendship and understanding, Dr Strauss wouldn’t commit to more than hoping. “Hunger and art bring people together.” He has been invited since the war to visit Italy and he hopes to go there later. But the time has unfortunately not yet come for German art to be appreciated in France.

Dr Strauss has benevolent ideas about Manchester and admired the Hallé Orchestra, which Hans Richter once conducted. In current English music he has the warmest feeling for Elgar.

Dr Strauss is left with the impression of a serious benevolence and a broad and equal personality. When speaking in his limited English, he does not feel his words with the impatient petulance of the man who must express his ideas as the thought flows, but with the loving care of a philosopher who think every sentence needs to be sifted and sifted again.

]]> The US market starts the year strong for Forsyths Tue, 11 Jan 2022 15:07:24 +0000

This 1819 Baltimore sampler sewn up the high price of the sale, exceeding his estimate and fetching $ 5,310. This was an example published in Betty Ring’s book on Girls’ Embroidery ($ 2/4,000).

Review by Madelia Hickman Ring, photos courtesy of Forsythes’ Auctions

CINCINNATI, OHIO – Two days after the Forsythes’ Auctions on January 2, Frank Forsythe spoke the words everyone in this business wants to hear: “The antiques market has improved a lot overall, the start of the Americana in particular.

About 100 motivated bidders came up for the sale, which focused on early Americana and Country Store items and took place at the Holiday Inn in the Eastgate suburb of Cincinnati. Telephone and mail-order auctions offered an alternative to online auctions. About 800 bidders signed up for the 466 lot sale, which missed white glove status with only one lot failing to sell on the podium.

The only sampler in the sale won first batch honors. An 1819 silk-on-linen sampler worked by Blanch Welch of Baltimore consisted of a five-row verse on a landscape, accompanied by a basket of flowers and a vine border. He was descended from Welch’s Baltimore family and linked to another at the Baltimore Museum of Art which is illustrated in volume II of Betty Ring’s Embroidery from childhood: American samplers and illustrated needlework, 1650-1850. Enthusiastic bidders took it to $ 5,310 on an estimate of $ 2/4,000.

“I liked it about as much as anything,” Frank Forsythe said of this cast iron hitch head in the shape of an eagle holding a ring in its beak. Traces of old black paint were an attractive feature of the 11½ inch head. It soared to $ 3,186, the second-highest result of the sale ($ 600 to $ 1,200).

One of Frank Forsythe’s favorite pieces was something he had never seen – or sold – before. An 1860s cast iron hitch top in the shape of an eagle’s head still had traces of old black paint and was nearly a foot tall. He was from an estate in Cincinnati and made $ 3,186.

The same price – $ 3,186 – was also achieved by an early 19th-century 4-gallon stoneware pot with cobalt decoration in the shape of two birds and a tulip that formed a heart. He was from an estate in Kentucky and directed a selection of over two dozen sandstone examples including cobalt decorated examples from Ripley, Ohio ($ 767) and one from New Geneva, Penn. ($ 531).

Advertising was another strong category, with the results supporting the claim.

A cigar store or African American trade figurine carved in the shape of a dandy that had been sculpted by Kentucky folk artist S. Cornett was found in Kentucky and sold for $ 2,950. Forsythe admitted that they didn’t see the artist’s work often, but the Kentucky collector who bought it owned another piece by Cornett. The figure, who stood 66½ inches tall, was on a blue painted base that read “Black Jacks Inn” and advertised beer for 10 cents and rooms for $ 2.

The original condition and old paintwork led to the result of this late 19th-century polychrome painted wood sign for New Tiffin Wagons, which bidders raised to $ 2,950.  Frank Forsythe said he was from an estate in Brown County, Ohio, and was

The original condition and old paintwork led to the result of this late 19th-century polychrome painted wood sign for New Tiffin Wagons, which bidders raised to $ 2,950. Frank Forsythe said it came from an estate in Brown County, Ohio, and was “very unusual” ($ 800 to $ 1,500).

A first painted wood panel for the new Tiffin cars also reached $ 2,950. Forsythe noted that the company had sold a larger copy – for more money – a few months before, but he was happy with the outcome as it nearly doubled the high estimate. He had found it in an estate in Brown County, Ohio, and the original paintwork had contributed to the result. A more modern promotional item – a neon sign for Skript Drug Store – heated up to $ 1,180.

Notable products in the American furniture category were seen in a Kentucky Sheraton cherry sugar chest that sold within estimate, for $ 2,714, and an oak apothecary cabinet with 28 drawers on paneled cabinet doors that closed at $ 2,478.

About a tenth of the sale consisted of fine art, of which portraits were the dominant genre. At the top of the proverbial gallery were two portraits of Mr. and Mrs. Birdseye painted by C. Curtis in 1841; the pair found a new home for $ 1,770. Both portraits – and a double portrait of two brothers that ended up at $ 1,652 – were from a Cincinnati estate that had acquired them from Creek Wood Antiques in Cincinnati in the 1970s.

The next Forsyth ‘Auctions sale will take place in February, a date that has yet to be announced.

Prices shown include buyer’s premium but may not include additional online auction surcharges. For more information, or 939-377-3700.


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Morphy Auctions announces successful year with 2021 sales exceeding $ 50 million Mon, 10 Jan 2022 13:23:00 +0000

Highlights: Colt Buntline single action army revolver with 16 inch barrel, $ 288K; 4 French and Indian war powder horns, $ 216,000; Pull down on the Chute mechanical bank, $ 156K; Keith Haring vase, 84K $

DENVER, Pennsylvania, January 10, 2022 / PRNewswire / – Morphy Auctions is pleased to report an unprecedented year of interest in new buyers and exceptional results in all categories in 2021, with gross sales exceeding $ 50 million.

“Throughout the year we have witnessed an unwavering enthusiasm and willingness on the part of collectors to invest in high quality antiques and items of historical significance,” said the founder and president of Morphy. Dan Morphy. “The market for exceptional, high-provenance pieces was very strong, even in the midst of the second wave of the pandemic. Against all odds, the auction business held its own and continued to evolve into a powerful microeconomics of its own.

Morphy’s price estimation year began with the February 27 sales of Bob and Judy Brady popular mechanical banks. The 40-year-old collection featured some of the most elusive and undamaged banks known. In total, the 184 banks achieved $ 2 million and were directed by a J&E Stevens “Shoot the Chute” representing the first characters from the comics Brown Buster and his dog Tige. In a higher state, he swept his $ 80,000$ 120,000 estimate to close at $ 156,000.

The spring season was characterized by a May 18 Auction of ancient weapons and militaria. The widely publicized event was topped with a Kentucky long rifle presented by the marquis de Lafayette to his faithful Indian guide Tuscarora Iroquois Chief Tunis in 1824. He sold himself for $ 210,000. The same sale included a group of four powder horns engraved with French and Indian war maps, three of which had belonged to the lieutenant colonel. Archibald Montgomerie (1726-1796). The quartet sold for $ 216,000 against an estimate of $ 100,000$ 300,000.

At June 8-9, a dazzling array of fine and decorative arts drew an international contingent of bidders to Morphy’s. Alongside a formidable selection of Tiffany Studios stained glass, classical art, silverware, jewelry and luxury watches, an important Keith haring (vase 1958-1990 flew over its $ 20,000$ 30,000 estimate to be paid to $ 84,000.

At September 29, Morphy auctioned the revered Bill Myers collection of antique firearms, bladed weapons and the first militaria. An extraordinary historical relic, an inlaid pipe tomahawk circa 1780 that belonged to Sir Alexandre mackenzie (Scottish, 1764-1820), the first European to reach the Pacific Ocean [in 1793], collected $ 156,000.

An exciting range of antique and vintage automobilia, petroliana and railroadiana powered by Morphy’s auction block on October 3-4. A 1930s Mohawk Gasoline porcelain neon gas station sign with the image of a brave Native American lit up the gallery and sold for its estimated price of $ 120,000. At the same sale, a 1920s Bruinoil double-sided die-cut pewter flanged sign with the image of a fierce bear roars at $ 96,000 against a presale estimate of $ 35,000$ 50,000.

Morphy’s Coin-Op & Sale of old advertisements on November 4-6 includes 1,500 coin-operated slot machines, ingenious European music machines and the first forms of visual entertainment. Around 1931 International Mutoscope Reel Co., a coin-operated “Grandmother Predictions” fortune teller predicted an auction price of $ 20,000$ 30,000 but I realized $ 57,600.

The speech of the November 17-18 The extraordinary gun auction was a legendary treasure of the end Mel Guy’s collection: a Colt Buntline Special Army single action revolver with a distinctive 16 inch long barrel. Model linked to a legend involving famous Wild West lawyers, it was shipped from the Colt factory in 1884. It was sold to Morphy’s for $ 288,000.

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Emirati artist Abdeloahed Tassahal launches NFT via an AirDr … Sun, 09 Jan 2022 20:21:54 +0000


United Arab Emirates: NFT Workx, an NFT services company that represents artists, photographers, sports clubs, authors and professional athletes around the world, today announces the launch of the second NFT by artist Abdeloahed Tassahal.

Abdeloahed Tassahal is an artist born in the city of Agadir, Morocco and moved to the United Arab Emirates with his family in 1985, where at school his art teacher discovered his artistic talent and since then the art has been everything in his life.

Its NFT AirDrop genesis called ‘The Blue Cat’ launched on December 15, 2021 and over 200 of the 500 limited edition items were claimed within the first 24 hours! The digital version of the original painting tells the story of a blue cat waiting for its owner to return after leaving home for the day. Many of the collected NFTs have already been relisted in the resale market and Abdeloahed now plans to exhibit the physical painting in the UAE and UK.

Abdeloahed’s second free AirDrop NFT called ‘Don’t Change’, which tells about how much kindness is a force, has just launched and is expected to be hugely popular as well. You can sign up for this free NFT AirDrop through NFT Workx’s Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Telegram pages and it will also offer 500 limited edition items.

“When we discovered Abdeloahed we knew he had real talent and it didn’t take long for us to make the decision to represent him in the NFT space. We have big plans for his works, including more NFT AirDrops, auctions and virtual and physical exhibits… ”said Adam Leese, co-founder of NFT Workx Ltd.

Abdeloahed’s NFTs are also expected to be displayed in the new NFT Workx virtual gallery which is expected to open in the coming weeks.

About NFT Workx Ltd :

NFT Workx Ltd provides specialist NFT services and represents artists, photographers, authors, sports clubs and professional athletes around the world. Their services aim to help artists enter the world of NFT and maximize the opportunities these new markets offer while helping to educate collectors and bridge the gap between traditional art and digital technologies.


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It’s the faces that captivate panoramic photo collector Lara Jo Hightower Sun, 09 Jan 2022 12:51:41 +0000

We all have something – or somewhere – that sets off serotonin just by holding or seeing it: the woods where you grew up playing hide and seek, a cupboard full of your mother’s old copper cookie cutters, the room in your house that makes you feel the most peaceful. In the “My Favorite Things” report, we invite the people of Northwest Arkansa to share those special things or places that bring them joy.

Lara Jo Hightower wrote numerous profiles, art stories and features on regional artists, creators and world changers for the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette until the first of this month, when she accepted a position. Marketing Associate for TheatreSquared. A resident of Fayetteville, she is an avid collector with a serious thrift store / garage sale / merchandise / flea market addiction since she started going to garage sales with her parents as a child. And now that we CAN write about one of her stunning collections, we couldn’t help but!

What I collect: Old and old panoramic photographs.

How / when / why the collection started: I found my first panoramic – an unidentified college faculty photo in what appears to be the 1940s – at a garage sale in Chicago, about 20 years ago. It was my first introduction to panoramic photography, and I was hooked.

What attracts you to these articles? All. I am a little obsessed with them. I think the main draw is the number of faces to look at – and such a variety of expressions. It’s easy to make up stories about what goes through someone’s head when the photo has been taken. I also like to look at the clothes that people choose to be photographed. Placement in the photo can be very interesting, especially when it comes to a working photo. I have a 1938 Dallas Garbage Division photo in which the majority of the men in the photo are dressed in their work clothes, with a few men in suits standing to the side – but one man in a shirt and tie , with his sleeves rolled up, sits in the front row in the middle of a row of hard-working sanitation workers. He has a big smile on his face and I like to imagine that he was the boss that everyone loved because he appreciated the hard work of the sanitation workers.

What is the most expensive item in the collection? The vast majority of my photos were found for $ 10 or less. I pride myself on spending as little as possible! But as the collection grew, I became a little more willing to spend more on something really unusual. I just spent around $ 130 (which is a LOT for me) on a panoramic photo of the reception at the White House for the Third International Conference of Associated Country Women of the World in 1936. This was an organization created in the 1930s to amplify the voice of rural women in politics and cultural affairs, which is a pretty cool thing to have been created around that time. There are several things that make this one so special that I would spend so much money on it. There are hundreds and hundreds of women in the photo, all scattered across the East Lawn with the White House in the background. Most of the photos I have showcase either fully or prominently men, so finding a panoramic that was almost entirely of women was exciting. They’re all dressed in their finery, which is quite an achievement considering 1936 was the end of the Depression years, and it’s so much fun looking at all of their different dresses. But perhaps the most exciting thing about the photo is that, in the distance, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and his wife, Eleanor, can be seen standing on the White House balcony – and, yes, FDR is standing. , propped up behind a podium. I was so excited to find out.

Is there “one that got away” – that is, one you let go and regretted not buying? Oh my God, YES. When I lived in Chicago, there was a flea market a few blocks from my house, the Broadway Antique Mall. I went there at least twice a week and found this panoramic view of the citizens of a small town which was probably July 4th or some other citywide celebration. The subjects of the photos were grouped according to their position in the city – there was a full-uniformed marching band, uniformed police and firefighters – then the rest of the population, with some in military uniform, many children and a few dogs. It was fascinating, but at the time I was trying to build my collection with finds “in the wild” – that is, photos that I found in thrift stores and garage sales that were super cheap. This one was around $ 80, if I remember correctly, which I would pay today in the blink of an eye. I had a false sense of complacency because the photo was in that booth for months and months, and I relaxed thinking it was never going to sell, until one day, I went to visit her – and she was gone. I was heartbroken and I think about it every time I walk past my photo wall!

Is your collection finished or in progress? If it is in progress, will it ever be finished? It is in progress, and it will never be over. They bring me such joy that I could never let one go.

What is the most meaningful piece in your collection and why does it contain more emotions? Military groups are the most common types of these group shots, and they are quite easy to find. I have about six military photos, one taken in the middle of WWI, one taken in the middle of WWII. I find myself studying the faces of these men and wondering if they were scared or anxious, and if they came back after the war was over. I love them, but they also make me sad, so these are both the most meaningful pieces in my collection as well as the ones I avoid these days, unless there is something wrong with them. incredibly interesting about them which distracts me from thoughts of their mortality. My husband found one he gave me for Christmas this year. It’s a giant group of Navy men of all ranks on their ship – hundreds of them. From their uniforms I guess it’s around 1917 and it might make me really sad to think of these men about to go to war, but one of the sailors has a cat on his lap and men next to him have the biggest smiles, like it could have been enough fun, bringing the cat to his perch, so he quickly became one of my favorites.

Is there a white whale you are looking for? that is, is there a specific part somewhere that you are still looking for? I’m ashamed to say that it wasn’t until recently that I noticed the overwhelming lack of people of color in the panoramic photos I own – a real statement of segregation for most of the 20th century in this country. This is sobering because you are looking for hundreds of faces for only one that is not white – and not find a single one. My goal is to add more diversity to my collection, so that’s what I’m looking for these days.

What else do you collect? Uh, everything? I’m a magpie, a pack rat, a hoarder, and I love just about anything over 50 years old. Active collections include American pottery of all colors, my largest collection being matte white pottery; vintage floral prints for my bedroom walls; vintage bird prints; vintage and antique ornate mirrors; figurines of women; Toby pitchers; jugs in the shape of animals; cake plates; mixing bowls; the salt and pepper shakers; bar items; landscapes; portraits of women; and animal figures.

Do you have a collector or a favorite collection? We would like to know! Email Becca Martin-Brown, Editor-in-Chief, at

Photo Lara Jo Hightower owns about two dozen vintage panoramic crowd photos, the oldest from 1917. She says she’s still on the lookout for more. (Courtesy photo)
Photo Hightower says this portrait of the White House reception for the Third International Conference of Associated Country Women of the World in 1969 is his favorite for several reasons: first, because it features one of the largest groups of people in each of his photos; second, because women’s dresses (and hats!) are so interesting to study; last, but not least, as the photo appears to include President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and his wife, Eleanor, on the White House balcony in the background. (Courtesy photo)
Photo This 1938 Dallas Garbage Division photo is fascinating, Hightower says, because of the apparent big wig sitting on the floor in the front row, suit coat removed, and sleeves rolled up. (Courtesy photo)
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