A PhotoArchiveNews.com reader has acquired the Carl Simon Photo Archive after seeing it featured for sale at auction on the site earlier this month.
The new owner Frank Golomb owner of United Archives wrote in:
Just to let you know, that I have bought this collection via my Company United Archives… Yes, via your site!
It will now go to digitalisation and International Syndication.
The live auction was on 24 March 2012 and featured the Photo Archive of Carl Simon, Düsseldorf, c. 1910-20 Approx. 23,000 glass slides (9,5 x 8,5 cm and 8,5 x 8,5 cm) with 2 original projectors, accessories, 15 lenses and many scripts, glass slides for the most part hand-painted were on offer.
You can follow the archives progress on the United Artists Facebook page – the latest post reads: ‘For our international fans: UNITED ARCHIVES opens a new chapter in its stunning archive volumes. Today we got the first box with glass slides from the former Carl-Simon-Archiv. The box contains – previously unpublished – photos of the TITANIC and its interiors in 1912.’