Peter Hay Halpert Fine Art is a private art dealer specialising in contemporary young and emerging artists working with photography & video. Located in Chelsea, NY, the gallery has over 25 years experience exhibiting and publishing new photography.
Anonymous Civil War Daguerreotype. The One That Got Away. I was bidding on this piece and let it go. I still regret that. By their very nature, daguerreotypes are unique. I should have been more aggressive w this young man.
The last wooden spoon was awarded to Cuthbert Lempriere Holthouse, an oarsman of the Lady Margaret Boat Club of St John’s College, Cambridge, in 1909 at the graduation ceremony in the University’s Senate House.
Wooden spoon? It’s an expression used in Australian and English sport to signify the last-placegetter. It dates from the late 18th century and was originally a Cambridge University booby prize awarded by students to the man who achieved the lowest exam marks but still earned a third-class degree (a junior optime) in the Mathematical Tripos.
I can’t remember where I found this picture. I can’t figure it out. It looks like it could be a WW II era photo, yet it also looks strangely contemporary. The setting looks pretty basic, yet there’s sisal carpeting on the floors. All the guys are naked, yet they all appear to have hospital gowns folded up on the wood separating walls. Ultimately, it’s one big conundrum. And one of the things I really love in a photograph is a mystery, unanswered questions.