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1960s Chicago Press Louis Giampa – Photos & Negatives (John F. Kennedy, Rocky Marciano etc.) & Graflex Camera w/Flash
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Presented is a photography collection that originated from well-know Chicago press photographer, Louis Giampa. He covered photo assignments for the Daily Times and Sun Times for 20+ years. Two of his prize winners were titled, “Cars In The Storm” and a spot news photo “Dance Hall Collapse.”
The collection is impressive as it includes Giampa’s original Graflex press camera along with attached flash stand and a supply of GE bulbs (in box) for it.
There are many black and white photos and negatives included. Most notably, is the President John F. Kennedy event Giampa had covered. There are 30+ negatives from the affair. A total of 10 of the photos were modernly developed as 5x7s and they feature the POTUS exiting Air Force One, in a car and at a dinner event. The clarity is amazing as all the details are fully present.
There’s also 8x10s featuring President Harry Truman (no stamping), Jimmy Durante (no stamping) and Liberace (with stamping).
Also included are 8x10s featuring (3) Rocky Marciano photos. Two feature the fighter with a young girl and the other with a young boy showing him the proper stance. News stamping are featured on the verso of all.
Lastly, is a 8×10 of the one of the very first candid street photos Giampa took in 1954 of some kids shooting dice.
Authentication: Provenance: A trio of Giampa’s press credentials, an edition of The Chicago Press Photographer (1966) is also included in which Giampa is featured for provenance.