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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

580 Madison Avenue
New York NY 10022

20 Rockefeller Plaza
New York, NY 10020

6270 Este Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45232
(513) 871-1670
(513) 871-8670 (FAX)
[email protected]

450 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10022
[email protected]

63 Park Plaza
Boston, MA 02116
(508) 970-3206
[email protected]

1334 York Avenue
New York, NY 10021
(212) 894-1149

Swann Galleries
104 East 25th Street
New York, NY 10010
(212) 254-4710

Professional Organizations for Appraisers

American Society of Appraisers
(800) 272-8258
[email protected]

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

Independent Appraisers

Jason Christian, (Appraiser and consultant, specialist in 19th, 20th and contemporary photographs for insurance, donation and estate tax)
Christian | Reilly
PO Box 1388
Santa Cruz, CA 95061
(831) 600-6701
[email protected]

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
[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
[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)
[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)
[email protected]

Monika Half, Consulting & Appraisals (fine-art photographs and related materials appraised for donation, insurance, and damage/loss purposes)
USPAP compliant
1077 Warburton Avenue
Yonkers, NY 10701
(914) 274-1900
[email protected]

Daile Kaplan (Certified in Photographs & Photobooks, USPAP-Compliant)
141 Wooster St., #7a
New York, NY 10012
(973) 846-2895
[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)
[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)
[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
(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 full update: Feb. 2019; Last revised: February 2022.

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