August 12th, 2020

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Reflections in silver

This RKO photo of Carole Lombard is from mid-1940, part of a series. We learn more from the snipe on the back, printed with that unique typeface:

(I'd love to see the other four photos in the series.)

But elsewhere on the back lies a tragic secret:

Stamped on the rear is the date "Jan. 18, 1942," meaning this ran as part of the publication's posthumous Lombard coverage.

It's an original double-weight silver gelatin glossy, measuring 9 1/2" x 7 1/2", and sells for $48.99. To purchase or learn more, visit
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