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  • Item Category: Fine Art
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Mar 25, 2012
  • Channel: Auction House

Original 8" x 10" Large Antique Film Negative

Description : Fantastic detail in this 1933 image of "Benaderet's Cigarette, Pipe and Tobacco Shop" which was located at 566 California Street in San Francisco, California. See additional scans for closeup detail.

"Benaderet's Inc., was California's oldest pipe and tobacco store when it went out of business in 1980. Sam Benaderet was a tobacconist from New York City who came to San Francisco in 1915 to work at the Panama Pacific International Exposition. An immigrant to the United States from Turkey, Mr. Benaderet decided that he liked the West Coast's Mediterranean like climate. After the Exposition closed, he stayed to open his own tobacco business. This new firm produced custom private-label cigarettes for men's clubs. A lavish retail store was opened in the late 1920's that quickly became a mecca for tobacco connoisseurs."

Photographer : Attritbuted to the historic famed photographer, Gabriel Moulin due to a variety of charcteristics including his unique numbering system. Image derives from a massive collection of negatives by Moulin, including a great number of film negative which are not signed.

"Gabriel Moulin [Charles Peter Gabriel Moulin] (1872-1945) was a leading California photographer whose subjects included 1906 San Francisco earthquake scenes, Bohemian Grove plays, and the construction of the Golden Gate Bridge. He was born in San Jose, but his family relocated to San Francisco when he was eight years old. In 1884 he began assisting Isaiah West Taber with Taber's commercial photography. After working for photographer Max Karras for a year in 1891, he was soon employed by R.J. Waters, who had a large photography studio in San Francisco. Under Waters, Moulin worked as a photographer for the 1894 California Midwinter International Exposition in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco. He later became the official photographer for the Bohemian Club."

Size : 8" x 10"

Condition : Excellent condition.

Age : Dated 11/23/1933 on clear border of negative surface and on the original paper storage sleeve. This is an original antique film negative. The listing is for purchase of the negative only. A scan positive image of the negative has been provided for detail viewing. The image shown represents a extremely low resolution scan which is too small produce a reasonable copy. To protect the rights of the purchaser of this old negative, no prints have been or ever will be produced by the seller. Upon request, the seller will provide an emailed copy of this scan to the winning buyer only.

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