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    Unknown Artist (American, 20th Century)
    Universal Beauty Trip to the California Expositions and Universal City, 1915
    148 gelatin silver prints bound in original softcover book
    5 x 7 inches (12.7 x 17.8 cm); and the reverse
    Printed by Performing Arts: Hollywood for Universal Moving Pictures

    PROVENANCE:
    Cecile Rucker;
    Jim & Ivyle Lederer, gift from the above;
    Current owner, gift from the above, 1970.

    Inscribed on inside front cover: To my "Universal" favorites Jim & Ivyle Lederer with best wishes, Cecile Rucker

    Cecile Rucker was the wife of Academy Award-winning cinematographer Joseph T., "Joe" Rucker, pictured in image 149 and again in a later snapshot on the inside cover, who accompanied the Beauty Trip as the moving picture cameraman.


    Condition Report*: Overall good condition, commensurate with age. Each numbered in the image. Each image accompanied by a typewritten caption. 147 total photographs, missing 29 and 30. Number 120 is loose. An additional later photograph of Joe Rucker cornered to inside front cover. Scattered silver mirroring, age toning, fading, hairline scratches, and creasing affecting the images, commensurate with age. Some scuffing, discoloration, and wear to softcover, commensurate with age. Softcover binding measures 7 by 11 1/4 inches. Not framed.
    *Heritage Auctions strives to provide as much information as possible but encourages in-person inspection by bidders. Statements regarding the condition of objects are only for general guidance and should not be relied upon as complete statements of fact, and do not constitute a representation, warranty or assumption of liability by Heritage. Some condition issues may not be noted in the condition report but are apparent in the provided photos which are considered part of the condition report. Please note that we do not de-frame lots estimated at $1,000 or less and may not be able to provide additional details for lots valued under $500. Heritage does not guarantee the condition of frames and shall not be liable for any damage/scratches to frames, glass/acrylic coverings, original boxes, display accessories, or art that has slipped in frames. All lots are sold "AS IS" under the Terms & Conditions of Auction.

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    July, 2021
    14th Wednesday
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