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AMERICAN ODYSSEY 1963-1999 by  Mary Ellen Mark - Signed First Edition - 1999 - from W. C. Baker Rare Books & Ephemera (SKU: 713)

AMERICAN ODYSSEY 1963-1999

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AMERICAN ODYSSEY 1963-1999

by Mark, Mary Ellen

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New York: Aperture, 1999. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/very good. Mark, Mary Ellen. Folio. 151,[1] pp. including numerous in-text photographic images. Publisher's cloth, spine stamped in silver. Signed and inscribed by the author/photographer, "For Valeria + Johnny - I also _love_ the side show Fondly Mary Ellen 2003 New York." Some rubbing and a few small dents in dust jacket. Fine in a very good dust jacket.

36-year portrait retrospective of the late Mary Ellen Mark (1940-2015), who was named the previous year "Most Influential Woman Photographer" by AMERICAN PHOTO magazine. This copy was warmly inscribed to Johnny Fox and his wife at the time, Valeria Duarte, in the year of publication. Johnny Fox (1953-2017) was a celebrated American sword swallower, sleight-of-hand artist, and proprietor of the Freakatorium / El Museo Loco, the first dime museum to appear in New York since the closing of Hubert's Museum in 1969. Located in a Lower East Side storefront from 1999 to 2005, the Freakatorium housed a collection of oddities, relics, photographs, and ephemera largely relating to human anomalies and sideshow performers, as well as a small reference library, of which this volume was a part.

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Details

Bookseller
W. C. Baker Rare Books & Ephemera US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
713
Title
AMERICAN ODYSSEY 1963-1999
Author
Mark, Mary Ellen
Illustrator
Mark, Mary Ellen
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Fine
Jacket condition
very good
Quantity available
1
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Aperture
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
1999
Keywords
Americana, photography, oddities, sideshows, signed
Bookseller catalogs
Photography;

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About W. C. Baker Rare Books & Ephemera

W. C. Baker Rare Books & Ephemera specializes in printed and manuscript materials relating to the book arts, social movements, and unusual collections, exhibitions, and performances. We also provide USPAP-compliant, IRS-qualified appraisals and a variety of consulting services for both institutions and private collectors. Member, ABAA & ILAB.

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