Edward Weston Shipyard Detail, Wilmington
Medium Silver print
Mount on original mount
Photo Date 1935 Print Date 1935
Dimensions 7-5/8 x 9-1/4 in. (194 x 235 mm)
Photo Country United States (USA)
Photographer Country United States (USA)
Contact Alex Novak and Marthe Smith
About This Image
Signed, dated and editioned on the mount recto. See: Conger, Edward Weston: Photographs, fig.879.
In the spring of 1935 Edward Weston started a new business venture, which he called the "Edward Weston Print-of-the Month Club." Laid in to issues of Camera Craft magazine was a promotional piece explaining that, though prints by Weston typically cost $15 to $20, members of the club could purchase them for only $5 (or $60 for the year). Each month subscribers would automatically receive a new print. The total edition size for each photograph would not exceed forty (35 for the subscribers and 5 for the photographer). Unfortunately, Weston apparently received no more than 11 paid subscriptions. Thus, only 12 monthly prints were ever issued, and hence the prints are very rare.
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