International Center of Photography to Exhibit eBay Treasures

Woman with umbrella, by Martin Munkacsi, circa 1936. Photo: Courtesy of ICP

The International Center of Photography is opening a show culled from eBay. Curator Brian Wallis was alerted to a listing on eBay for 4,000 of Harper's Bazaar photographer Martin Munkacsi's long-lost negatives. He drove to the seller's house in Connecticut and found 300 boxes with images of Jean Harlow, Katharine Hepburn, and Fred Astaire. The seller priced the images — lost on an immigration journey — at $1 million. No word on what ICP paid for them. [NYM]