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Vintage Old Photos Stills

Three Stooges
ORIGINAL TYPE I Vintage Studio Promotional Press Photos from the early 30's and 40's


These are not only the most incredible, but also RARELY seen Original press release Three Stooges photographer stills.

A Brief History of Historic Type I Photography & Movie Stills

In the realm of antique historical photography, there exists a treasure trove that transcends mere images; it's a portal to the past, a visual chronicle of moments frozen in time. Among these captivating relics, one genre stands out as a beacon of fascination and excitement – Type 1 photography. 

Collecting Type 1 photography is like stepping into a time machine, transporting you to the moments captured by the lens. Whether it's a portrait from the Victorian era, a candid street scene from the 1920s, or a majestic landscape from a century ago, these photographs offer an intimate window into the lives, fashions, and landscapes of the past. They allow us to bear witness to history with a level of authenticity that textbooks can never quite capture.

In Conclusion: A Captivating Journey Through Time

Collecting Type 1 photography isn't merely about owning photographs; it's about embarking on a captivating journey through history. It's about holding in your hands the echoes of eras long past, feeling the pulse of time, and sharing an unbreakable connection with the pioneers who paved the way for the visual storytelling we embrace today. Each Type 1 photograph is a tangible relic of human ingenuity and curiosity, a portal that allows us to witness and appreciate the artistry and evolution of photography itself.

Movie stills (photos) have been issued by studios since the earliest days of cinema. They were sent in limited numbers direct from the studio's publicity department to theaters and the media to promote a new release and the film's stars. These printings had very short printing runs, and the stills became in essence "limited edition" prints.

Most movie stills show a movie scene, but also include stunning portrait shots and fascinating candids. Studios recognized the great promotional value of these stills to entice moviegoers into the theater, and often spared no expense in creating beautiful scene stills, portraits and candids taken by some of Hollywood's most accomplished photographers. Many stills are like works of art in themselves and have become iconic images of cinema and 20th Century culture.
Since the late '60s stills have taken their place along movie posters and lobby cards as desirable and highly collectible cinema artifacts. More and more collectors are becoming aware of these stills and how desirable they are to collect and/or display.

The 30 year still expert who owned these stills say they are the first he has seen in over 30 years.
These are even more rare then the movie posters or lobby cards.

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