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A List of Auction Houses and Appraisers That Specialize in Photography

The appraisers listed below have agreed to allow the Library to include their names on this list. Before hiring an appraiser, you may wish to inquire about their qualifications and fees. The Library does not endorse or guarantee their work in any way. (NOTE: Addresses of relevant Internet sites have been given, when appropriate. The Library of Congress does not maintain these sites. Users should direct concerns about these Web sites to their respective site administrators or Webmasters.)

Auction Houses

Bonhams
580 Madison Avenue
New York NY 10022
www.bonhams.com/departments/PHO/

Christie's
20 Rockefeller Plaza
New York, NY 10020
www.christies.com/departments/Photographs-72-1.aspx

Cowan's
6270 Este Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45232
(513) 871-1670
(513) 871-8670 (FAX)
[email protected]
www.cowans.com

Phillips
450 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10022
[email protected]
www.phillips.com/departments/department?DepartmentName=Photographs

Skinner
63 Park Plaza
Boston, MA 02116
(508) 970-3206
[email protected]
www.skinnerinc.com/specialty-areas/fine-art-auction/fine-art-photographs-auction

Sotheby's
1334 York Avenue
New York, NY 10021
(212) 894-1149
www.sothebys.com/en/departments/photographs

Swann Galleries
104 East 25th Street
New York, NY 10010
(212) 254-4710
www.swanngalleries.com/departments/photographs-and-photobooks/

Professional Organizations for Appraisers

American Society of Appraisers
(800) 272-8258
[email protected]
www.appraisers.org

Appraisers Association of America
(212) 889-5404 (ext.14)
[email protected]
www.appraisersassoc.org

Independent Appraisers

Lorraine Anne Davis Photograph Appraisals & Collection Management LLC, (fine art photography appraisals and collection management)
P.O. Box 821108, Houston TX 77282-1108
(713) 278-1584
www.lorrainedavis.com
[email protected]

Penelope Dixon and Associates (appraiser and consultant; appraisals for donation, insurance and fair market value for sales purposes, specializing in estates and archives)
303 10th Ave.
New York, NY 10001
Toll free: 1-877-837-2777
New York: (646) 736-7556
www.peneloped.com
[email protected]

Terry Etherton, President (dealer/appraiser, 19th, 20th, and 21st century photography)
Etherton Gallery
135 South 6th Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85701
(520) 624-7370, (520) 792-4569 (FAX)
www.ethertongallery.com
[email protected]

Elin Lake Ewald, PhD (Fine art appraisers)
O’Toole-Ewald Art Associates. Inc.
274 Madison Avenue, Suite 1305
New York, NY 10016
(212) 989-5151, (212) 242-1629 (FAX)
www.otoole-ewald.com
[email protected]

Monika Half, Consulting and Appraisals (fine art photography and related materials for donation, insurance, and damage/loss purposes)
One Garrett Place 3E
Bronxville, NY 10708 (Westchester County)
(914) 961-0480 (tel/fax)
[email protected]

Clifford Krainik (dealer/appraiser, 19th and early 20th century historical photographs, negatives, literature, and equipment, and Charleston slave hire badges or slave tags)
Krainik Gallery
P.O. Box 527
Warrenton, VA 20188-0527
(540) 905-5089
(540) 905-5096 (cell)
[email protected]

Lee Marks Fine Art (dealer/insurance appraiser of 20th and 21st century photographs)
2208 E. 350 North
Shelbyville, IN 46176
(317) 398-9212, (317) 398-2242 (FAX)
www.leemarksfineart.com
[email protected]

Marie Martin (appraiser of fine art and historical photographs, photographic archives, and photographica for fair market value, tax, and insurance purposes)
P.O. Box 448
St. Michaels, MD 21663
(410) 745-5411
[email protected]

David Scheinbaum
Scheinbaum & Russek Ltd.
369 Montezuma Avenue, #345
Santa Fe, NM 87501
(505) 988-5116, (505) 988-4346 (FAX)
www.photographydealers.com
[email protected]

William F. Stapp (appraiser of fine art and historical photographs, photographic archives, and photographica for fair market value, tax, and insurance purposes)
611 E Street, SE
Washington, DC 20002
(202) 543-0964
[email protected]

John Adam Staszyn (appraiser and consultant, 19th, 20th, and 21st century photographic prints, negatives, and photographic material for donation, insurance, estate tax, and resale)
325 East 21st Street, Suite 11
New York, NY 10010
(212) 260-6350
[email protected]

Jennifer L. Stoots, AAA (Certified in Photography, accredited by the Appraisers Association of America)
Stoots LLC
220 NW 8th Avenue
Portland, Oregon, 97209
www.StootsLLC.com
(503) 708-9411
[email protected]

Dale W. Stulz (appraiser and consultant, fine art and historical photographs and related material)
Stulz Consulting & Appraisals
5441 West 138th Place
Hawthorne, CA 90250
(310) 643-0202
[email protected]


Prepared by: P&P staff. Last updated: Feb. 2019.


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