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What can you get for two 19th Century albums? Answer: Safe water for 15,500 people or 560 goats

As mentioned in an earlier blog here, the other recent prized find by Oxfam volunteers of two extremely rare 19th century photo albums of Argentina taken by French photographer, Esteban Gonnet, managed to fetch £14,000 when it went under the hammer at a sale held yesterday by London auction house, Christie's. The estimate was between £3,000 and £4,000 and was sold to an anonymous bidder.

Oxfam said that this amount of money could buy safe water for 15,500 people or 560 goats to help families in developing countries. The lot description can be found here.

Photo: By French-born photographer Esteban Gonnet.

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