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John Collins

American, 1888–1990
Untitled (Night Scene, Paris), Silver print, 1919, printed later.
ReturnUntitled (Night Scene, Paris)

Inventory number: 6831

Title: Untitled (Night Scene, Paris)

Date: 1919, printed later

Medium: Silver print

Image size: 13¾ in (34.9 cm) high by 10⅞ in (27.6 cm) wide

Description: Flush-mounted.

Price: $2,500

 

ReturnSuckers at Longchamps Track

Inventory number: 6832

Title: Suckers at Longchamps Track

Date: 1919, printed later

Medium: Silver print

Image size: 10⅝ in (27 cm) high by 13½ in (34.3 cm) wide

Description: Photographer’s stamps and title in ink on reverse of mount.

Price: $2,000

 

ReturnJohn Collins

Already an experienced photographer and filmmaker, John F. Collins enlisted in the U.S. Army at the start of World War I.  He was assigned to the aviation section of the Signal Corps as a photographer and moviemaker.  Although the army did not send him to Europe until a few days before the end of the war, he remained in Paris for a number of months, stationed at the Pathé studios in Paris where he made movies and photographs of post-war events. He filmed and photographed President Wilson, General Pershing and the president of France.  In his free time he photographed Parisian city life, often at night. After he returned to the U.S. in 1919, he launched a long, successful career in advertising photography..

 

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