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GOBLE, Leroy T., and Gilbert B. Seehausen
A Collection of Photographs by Chicago Photographer Leroy T. Goble of
[Chicago, 1916. A collection of 60 large gelatin silver photographs by Chicago ad-man Leroy Truman Goble. The collection features outstanding images of nude women both in the studio and outdoors, along with several other portraits of women, and of actors dating from the early days of Chicago's Sawyer Goodman Theater. A prominent figure among Chicago's literary and theatrical circles, Goble had developed close friendships with almost everyone involved in the Chicago literary renaissance, including Carl Sandburg, Sherwood Anderson, Floyd Dell, Vachel Lindsay, Ben Hecht, and John Gunther. *Chicago Tribune* journalist and author Harry Hansen wrote a special memorial tribute to Goble in 1946. As noted by Hansen and others, Goble also was an important collector and an accomplished amateur painter and photographer. An active member of the Caxton club and Chicago Camera Club, in 1922 Goble served as president of the Chicago Camera Club alongside of Gilbert B. Seehausen (then Treasurer), a fellow photographer in the advertising business who later won acclaim for his use of modernist and avant-garde elements in portraits for *Esquire* and other magazines. Included in the collection are eight portraits of Goble, four of which were taken by Seehausen (including one signed by Seehausen in ink). The collection consists of 50 photographs neatly mounted on thick paper portfolio sheets, and 10 loose photographs all of a nude female model. Modest silvering to a few prints at the edges, overall near fine. The prints range in size from about 7" x 9" to 10" x 13". Most are black and white, incl … [Click Below for Full Description]
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