(Book Maquette and Collection of Photographs). Ursula Wronkow.
(Book Maquette and Collection of Photographs).
(Book Maquette and Collection of Photographs).
(Book Maquette and Collection of Photographs).
(Book Maquette and Collection of Photographs).
(Book Maquette and Collection of Photographs).
(Book Maquette and Collection of Photographs).
(Book Maquette and Collection of Photographs).
(Book Maquette and Collection of Photographs).
(Book Maquette and Collection of Photographs).
(Book Maquette and Collection of Photographs).
(Book Maquette and Collection of Photographs).
(Book Maquette and Collection of Photographs).
(Book Maquette and Collection of Photographs).
(Book Maquette and Collection of Photographs).
(Book Maquette and Collection of Photographs).
(Book Maquette and Collection of Photographs).
(Book Maquette and Collection of Photographs).
(Book Maquette and Collection of Photographs).
(Book Maquette and Collection of Photographs).
(Book Maquette and Collection of Photographs).
(Book Maquette and Collection of Photographs).
(Book Maquette and Collection of Photographs).
(Book Maquette and Collection of Photographs).
(Book Maquette and Collection of Photographs).
(Book Maquette and Collection of Photographs).
(Book Maquette and Collection of Photographs).
(Book Maquette and Collection of Photographs).
(Book Maquette and Collection of Photographs).
(Book Maquette and Collection of Photographs).
(Book Maquette and Collection of Photographs).
(Book Maquette and Collection of Photographs).
(Book Maquette and Collection of Photographs).
(Book Maquette and Collection of Photographs).
(Book Maquette and Collection of Photographs).
(Book Maquette and Collection of Photographs).
(Book Maquette and Collection of Photographs).
(Book Maquette and Collection of Photographs).
(Book Maquette and Collection of Photographs).
(Book Maquette and Collection of Photographs).
(Book Maquette and Collection of Photographs).
(Book Maquette and Collection of Photographs).
(Book Maquette and Collection of Photographs).
(Book Maquette and Collection of Photographs).
(Book Maquette and Collection of Photographs).
(Book Maquette and Collection of Photographs).

(Book Maquette and Collection of Photographs).

[New York: Self-published, circa 1950s]. Unique 44 page maquette, comb-bound quarto, of an apparently unrealized photobook together with a collection of 44 silver gelatin prints, each measuring 8 x 10 inches; 31 smaller, single weight silver gelatin prints of various sizes; 3 glossy 8 x 10 prints stamped to verso by the “New York Convention & Visitors Bureau”; and additionally a German language newspaper clipping illustrated with a photograph by Wronkow also found in the collection of loose prints, all housed in a vintage photo paper box. Of the 8 x 10 inch prints, 4 are signed in pencil to verso, another 4 have stickers with Wronkow’s name and address, and many of the photographs have additional pencil notations and stamps, several referencing “Aufbau”, the New York City based German-language Jewish émigré newspaper where her husband Ludwig Wronkow worked, eventually as editor-in-chief. Ursula Wronkow, along with her husband Ludwig and brother-in-law George Wronkow, fled their native Germany and emigrated to the US in 1938. Though not much is known about Wronkow’s career, it appears she was a professional photographer with an abiding interest in documenting street life in New York City. The maquette paints a vibrant, kinetic portrait of New York, from Midtown to Central Park to Chinatown and Coney Island. The loose photographs continue in a similar vein, but also with a few images from Africa, India, and possibly southern Europe. Maquette is near fine in clear acetate covers; prints uniformly near fine. A compelling photographic archive by a little known émigré artist deserving of wider notice; currently there are no records of Ursula Wronkow found in OCLC.

Item #22655

Price: $13,500.00

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