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[1961 GM Motorama Photographs]

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[1961 GM Motorama Photographs]

300.00

A well preserved group of glossy prints of the 1961 General Motors "Motorama" auto exposition captured at the San Francisco stop of the event (according to pencil text on the about contemporary envelope holding the prints) by an anonymous photographer and about evenly split between views of show vehicles and engines on display and the female models and performers involved in product demonstration and stage shows. 


A few images blurry or otherwise poorly framed, though the majority clear and well-executed, providing a rich and saturated glimpse into one of the final stops of the iconic American auto shows which GM set up around the country during the post-War boom in the industry. The 1956 Los Angeles iteration was famously shot by Robert Frank, resulting in his iconic, "Motorama," a high spot in modern photography featured prominently in his groundbreaking 1959 photobook THE AMERICANS. 

[Automobilia] . [1961 GM Motorama Photographs]. [San Francisco, California]: [1961]. 31 black and white gelatin silver photographs. Single weight, glossy bordered prints. Some uniform curling to each print in group, else about near fine.

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A well preserved group of glossy prints of the 1961 General Motors "Motorama" auto exposition captured at the San Francisco stop of the event (according to pencil text on the about contemporary envelope holding the prints) by an anonymous photographer and about evenly split between views of show vehicles and engines on display and the female models and performers involved in product demonstration and stage shows. 


A few images blurry or otherwise poorly framed, though the majority clear and well-executed, providing a rich and saturated glimpse into one of the final stops of the iconic American auto shows which GM set up around the country during the post-War boom in the industry. The 1956 Los Angeles iteration was famously shot by Robert Frank, resulting in his iconic, "Motorama," a high spot in modern photography featured prominently in his groundbreaking 1959 photobook THE AMERICANS. 

[Automobilia] . [1961 GM Motorama Photographs]. [San Francisco, California]: [1961]. 31 black and white gelatin silver photographs. Single weight, glossy bordered prints. Some uniform curling to each print in group, else about near fine.