If you want to find the next Vivian Maier, there are lots of opportunities out there. Here is one recent offering on eBay…14,400 negatives for $149.99 opening bid.
35 millimeter photograph NEGATIVES. There are also many 4-inch by 5-inch negatives within. Also two and a quarter by 2 & a quarter inch. Over 600 envelopes. Dated with subject, photographer name, developing instructions, etc. There is an average of 4 strips per envelope. 6 images per strip. At this estimate, there are 14,400 images in this lot. There are often 10-20, strips per envelope. Sometimes there will only be one. Des Moines Iowa. And surrounding. Iowa in general, sometimes beyond. Beautiful, professional, press photos, from some very talented individuals.1963,1965. Mostly 65. Various months. Very- various subjects. You will see including, but not limited to: Politics, protests, car wrecks, local high school and university sports of all types. fires, flooding, ice jams and tornado damage. Bank robberies, hog shows, symposiums, fireman’s dinners, hold ups, officers leagues, Junior achievers. Weather Art, quilting circles, headshots, beloved pets, walks in the park (with and without muggings), drives to Grandma’s house, vicious dogs, irate neighbors, thunderstorms, beauty queens, old farts, cool teens , holy types. 1965 Boy’s & Girls State basketball tournaments. Agriculture, architecture, governors and legislators, fisherman, seedy criminals and the crime scenes they leave behind. Buildings going up, buildings coming down, those far-out sixties fashions, all the people in the neighborhood and a few strangers in town. Everybody is driving what are now classic cars. Small Midwest towns, Americana throughout. Black and white film.