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Mears, Helen Farnsworth (1872-1916) Set of Sixty Glass Lantern Slides of her Sculptures.

Auction:
3012T
Lot:
1065
Sold for:
$800$650

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Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - 3012T
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
May 23, 2017 12:00PM

Description:

Mears, Helen Farnsworth (1872-1916) Set of Sixty Glass Lantern Slides of her Sculptures. Wooden box with numbered slots containing sixty glass slides documenting Mears's sculptural work, with images of the artist, her studio, sculptures in situ, and in process, formerly the property of the artist's sister, Mary Mears, who traveled and spoke on the artist's work and life, illustrating her talk with these slides, together with several pages of the slide show talk, the box with a typed and hand-corrected label inside the top lid, and another handwritten label on the outside top lid, 12 1/2 x 4 x 5 in.
Estimate $600-800


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Keywords

Mary Mears, Helen Farnsworth, Laboratory glassware, Magic lantern, Microscope slide, Microscopy, Music, Optics, Reversal film, Slide, Slide guitar, Slide show, Visual arts

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