Early street photographer discovered

December 18, 2013 | By | 3 Replies More

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Perhaps the most important street photographer of the twentieth century was a nanny who kept everything to herself. Nobody had ever seen her work and she was a complete unknown until the time of her death. For decades Vivian’s work hid in the shadows until decades later (in 2007), historical hobbyist John Maloof bought a box full of never developed negatives at a local auction for $380.

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Erich Vieth is an attorney focusing on consumer law litigation and appellate practice. He is also a working musician and a writer, having founded Dangerous Intersection in 2006. Erich lives in the Shaw Neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri, where he lives half-time with his two extraordinary daughters.

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  1. What a formidable woman! And all her work could have easily been lost forever. We’re lucky that didn’t happen.

  2. Indeed. The Antiques Roadshow (UK) has had some staggering examples over the years of people even burning the most priceless artifacts because they didn’t have a clue……

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