Archive of 20 oversize photographs of Buick auto dealerships, circa 1940s

N.p. N.p., Circa 1940s. Archive of 20 stunning oversized photographs of Buick auto dealerships in Minneapolis, MN, circa 1940s, all owned and operated by the W.R. Stephens Company. Each photograph mounted to board, with the stamp of photographer George Miles Ryan on the verso, and all but five with his name in holograph pencil to the rectos of the boards, just below the lower right of each photograph.

Photographs in the archive include images of the exteriors of three different dealerships, cars parked in lots, garages, or showroom floors, service centers, interior spaces, including waiting areas, offices, a secretary pool, and employee cafeteria, occasionally employees going about their day. Ryan worked primarily as a commercial photographer in the Minneapolis area, operating his own studio for roughly 40 years, and it seems likely these photographs were taken for use by Stephens dealership, either as artwork or for promotional material.

Photographs roughly 13.5 x 10.5 inches, mounted to 16 x 20 inch boards, with two of the boards trimmed to 13.5 x 18 inches. Photographs Near Fine, boards Very Good plus, with light toning.

Housed in a custom cloth clamshell box.


[Book #149652]

Price: $3,500.00