Circa 1955-1975. Thirty photos of various sizes, mostly wallet-sized snapshots in black and white, with one color print; three prints in the square negative format of a Rolleiflex camera have been mounted together on a board with embroidered borders. Very good. Item #206106
This group of photos derives from a man named Shep Hunter, who at various times was a producer, promoter, and commercial photographer. The mounted photos show Hunter at what may have been a high professional point, on stage and in front of a venue where he was putting on a show by the Jazz singer Etta Jones. The one color print shows Hunter at his desk, a young woman at his side as he looks through a scrapbook. The largest photo shows him standing beside a vintage Jaguar car. Other photos show him with friends and possibly relatives. The bulk of this little collection, however, shows various unidentified people, most likely Brooklyn friends and neighbors posing in ordinary situations of daily life. These small photos, which comprise 75% of the group, appear to date from the 1950s and offer a fine glimpse of life in Bed-Stuy at the time. Present with the photos are two of Hunter's business cards, one from his photography studio in Brooklyn; the second from his production company that had offices in New York and Copenhagen, Denmark. Also: ticket to a "Cocktail Sip" presented by "Shep and Ronnie" at "the beautiful Cove Lounge" on Nostrand Ave, Brooklyn in 1961.