Photographs Auction Record

Auction of 2 rare photos brings in $1.6 million

Chicago Sun-Times
October 13, 2005
BY ANDREW HERRMANN Staff Reporter

“If a picture is worth a thousand words, two pictures are worth . . .

In the case of a pair of prints with Chicago connections, the answer is about $1.6 million — records for the auction sale of 20th century photographs.

Ironically, one of the big-bucks photos sold this week is of a homeless man — Dorothea Lange’s ‘White Angel Breadline,” which she shot in 1933 outside a San Francisco shelter. That photo, sold by the Museum of Science and Industry, was purchased for $822,400 by an unidentified buyer at Sotheby’s in New York.”

Read the Full Story >>