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Auction: Photography: The First 150 Years
was auctioned on: 9 March 2018
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Photography: The First 150 Years

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Estimate: £150 - £200
ca. US$207 - US$276
Price realised:  £640
ca. US$886
Lot number 70, Views: 96

Henry Freeman, Lifeboatman at Whitby, North Yorkshire, c. 1880, printed c. 1910, carbon print, half-length portrait of Freeman wearing his cork lifejacket, together with a gelatin silver print photograph of Freeman in another pose wearing the same cork lifejacket, the first signed by Sutcliffe in pencil to image lower left corner, the second initialled and numbered 259 in the negative, both with signed pencil inscriptions by Sutcliffe to versos giving negative numbers 2072 & 259, 19.5 x 15cm Henry Freeman (1835-1904) was a Whitby fisherman and lifeboatman. He was the only survivor of the Whitby Lifeboat disaster of 9 February 1861, during which a great storm wrecked more than 200 ships on the east coast. During attempts to rescue the stricken vessels the lifeboat capsized and all but one of the crew were lost. Freeman survived because he was wearing a new design of cork lifejacket. (2)

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Dominic Winter Auctioneers, Mallard House
Title: Photography: The First 150 Years
Date of the auction: 9 Mar 2018
Address: Dominic Winter Auctioneers, Mallard House
Broadway Lane, South Cerney, Nr Cirencester
GL75UQ Gloucestershire
United Kingdom
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