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That was the price paid by a shrewd Helmut Gernsheim back in 1950 for the complete set of Crimean War photographs after tracking down a desendent of Roger Fenton in a Farnborough garage. After closing the deal, he loaded the prints into the trunk of his car and referred to the purchase as quite a haul!. Four years later, Gernsheim published a book based on these 360 mounted salt prints.
This was one of Gernsheim's greatest coups of his career. Do I sound jealous?
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Photo: Roger Fenton. 'Camp of the 4th Dragoon Guards,' 1855.
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