READ EVERYTHING PLEASE. :) The print you are bidding on is numbered 1 of a recent,limited edition darkroom printing of 100 prints, directly from the original Edwin F. Townsend negative - see sample neg in scans. This auction is for ONE 8” X 10” borderless, matte PHOTO, not the negative. Of course your photo will NOT have the “LBMichael on Ebay” watermark. Each photo is provenance stamped on the verso. This negative is NOT a copy negative; it is the original, produced between 1929-1932, the early span in which Edwin F. Townsend photographed Tony Sansone. For more information go to: /wiki/Tony_Sansone
As far as I know this image has not been published or released. It is possible that this is the first time it has been made available to the public. If you know otherwise, please advise me.
SPECIAL NOTE: This is NOT a dark room print - some of my other Sansone images ARE dark room prints. As you view my other images associated with this listing, you will see the original, damaged negative. It is impossible to make a dark room print from this negative. So I have made high resolution scans from the original 8X10 negative, and I have painstakingly restored the image to what I believe would be original condition. From the restored digital file, I am able to make, high quality prints. I have compared these prints to vintage prints, and you cannot tell the difference. Pr... read more