BIG Vintage Fashion Photo #5 - "Mink Stole Stroll" - by Heilbron

BIG Vintage Fashion Photo #5

"Mink Stole Stroll "

by Kenneth Heilbron

ABOUT THE PHOTOGRAPHER: From the estate of photographer Kenneth Heilbron, born 1903 in Chicago, died 1997 in Galena, IL. His family apprenticed him to a Parisian milliner in 1926, but it was the Paris of Hemingway, Picasso and Josephine Baker, an exciting time for American expatriates. Heilbron quickly switched to photography, perfecting his art until 1932, when he returned home to Chicago. There, he taught at the Art Institute of Chicago, authored a textbook that’s still being used today and worked for Time, Life, Fortune and Marshall Fields. His studio was in what later became the Playboy Mansion, when he moved to Old Town. Although he had studio assistants, Heilbron did all his own printing. His series include: circus, cats, fashion, advertising, still lifes, Paris and Chicago. He retired to Galena in 1985. His estate was left to the Art Institute of Chicago; this was among the rejects.

ABOUT THIS SERIES OF ADVERTISING PHOTOS: From the 1950's through the 1970's, Heilbron did a lot of work for Chicago's Marshall Field's, Carson Pirie Scott, the Chicago Tribune and Chicago Sun-Times.

Image is about 10" wide x 13.5" high, with a 1/8" border all the way around. A model tosses a mink stole over her shoulders, while man
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