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PHOTOS BY DR. B.J. OCHSNER

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Re: PHOTOS BY DR. B.J. OCHSNER

Posted: 17 Jun 2010 3:35PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: OCHSNER
HE DID MOST OF HIS WORK IN THE 20'S AND 30'S. IN '06 & '07 IN THE DAVENPORT'S REFERENCE & PRICE GUIDE, HIS 8X7'S WERE GOING FOR $100 TO $300 6X9 GELATIN SILVER PRINT & CARBON PRINT. ALTHOUGH, THE LAST AUCTION WAS IN '03. FT. LEWIS COLLEGE IN DURANGO HAS A LISTING OF ABOUT 400 PRINTS BUT NOT MANY AVAILABLE FOR VEIWING. INDIVIDUAL PRINTS HE NUMBERED 103-533 AND HE WAS ONE OF THE FEW PHOTOGRAPERS WHO STILL DEVELOPED HIS PRINTS BY THE OLD CARBON PROCESS (HE SENSITIZED HIS OWN PRINTING PAPER & USED SUNLIGHT TO DEVELOP EACH OF HIS PRINTS. HE WAS CONSIDERED ONE OF THE WORLDS OST CONSISTENT CONTRIBUTERS TO NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY SALONS. THE DOCTOR BECAME ONE OF THE FEW AMERICANS HONORED WITH A FELLOWSHIP IN THE ROYAL PHOTOGRAPHY SOCIETY OF LONDON. OCHSNER ALSO HAS A FEW OF HIS WORKDS AT THE SMITHSONIAN. HE IS NOT AN ANSEL ADAMS BUT DEPENDING ON THE SUBJECT MATTER, SIZE, IF THERE IS A SIGNITURE,IF THERE IS EXTRA INFORMATON ON THE BACK THAT HE HAS ADDED ABOUT THE SUBJECT MATTER OR IF HE TITLED IT THEY CAN BE WORTH A FEW HUNDRED D0LLARS. IF YOU WANT ME TO ASSIST YOU IN VALUING YOUR PIECE(S) FOR INSURANCE PURPOSES ONLY, SEND ME DETAILED PHOTOS FRONT AND BACK. IT TOOK ME QUITE A NUMBER OF HOURS TO OBTAIN THE ABOVE INFO, I AM MORE THAN HAPPY TO SHARE & HOPE THAT IT HELPS YOU. ON A PERSONAL LEVEL, DR. OCHSNER WAS RENOWNED AS ONE OF THE BEST MEDICAL MEN IN THE FOUR CORNERS AND WAS AN INTERNATIONALLY ACCALIMED PISTOL COMPETITOR. HE WOULD PRACTICE SHOTING IN HIS CELLAR AND ALSO ENJOYED HIS EXTENSIVE MUSIC COLLECTION. AFTER MOVING TO DURANGO FROM TELLURIDE, DR. OCHSNER PRACTICED AT MERCY HOSPITAL. BECAUSE OF SOME DISSATISFACTION THERE, HE PURCHASED THE LARGE HOME AND CONVERTED IT TO A PRIVATE HOSPITAL, AND FROM 1913 THROUGH 1937, IT WAS KNOWN AS OCHSNER HOSPITAL. THE OCHSNER HOSPITAL IS NOW A B&B. DR. OCHSNER HAS A MRS.OCHSNER-MUGLER WHO LIVES IN DURANGO AS OF 2008.
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redsvick4 16 Sep 2003 6:57PM GMT 
BARELYART 17 Jun 2010 9:35PM GMT 
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