Crowd at an Auction Sale

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© Andrea Petersen
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God giveth grace to the humble...2 Peter 5: 5

I scanned this print of an auction sale crowd that took place on May 13th, 1990, The auctioneer
happened to see me with my Chinon film camera and asked me if I would shoot pictures for him that day which I did and this was one of the pictures .The older gentleman whose farm and possessions were auctioned off unfortunately passed away at the rest home where he moved to within three weeks after his place was sold. I noticed after I shot the picture that the farm owner was walking with the crowd. He had the two toned jacket with red bandana around his neck. He was standing a little bent over near the bottom step of the staircase on the left hand side. I remember sitting on a hill over- looking this crowd when I shot the picture,

10 responses

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (22 Jan 2013):

    Well done, Andrea! (I don't like the sad ending to this)

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen said (22 Jan 2013):

    Yes, it was a sad ending but I remember how pleased he was the day of his auction that
    there was a big crowd that came to his sale...After he passed away his family were so happy
    that I shot the pictures that they ordered prints also and he was shown the pictures before
    his death...Thanks for the comment Donald.

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (22 Jan 2013):

    I agree with Don, both the 'well done' and the sad ending. How fortunate you had photos of that day and could sell them to the family and that he got to see them

  • rashmi a

    rashmi a gave props (22 Jan 2013):

    Andrea I like the shot ,the story behind it really very sad.............

  • rekha nag

    rekha nag gave props (23 Jan 2013):

    great job Andrea!!

  • Geoff Plant

    Geoff Plant gave props (23 Jan 2013):


  • Heather Mellon

    Heather Mellon gave props (23 Jan 2013):

    A great pov on an interesting crowd. Auctions like this can be difficult for those who must leave their old way of life behind, he obviously found a positive in the large turnout. A great capture and no doubt a treasure to his family.

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (24 Jan 2013):

    A crowning Crowd addition to JPG's Theme Park!

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (24 Jan 2013):

    wonderful shot of this group. he must have been delighted with this.

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes gave props (25 Jan 2013):

    A sad story, but it makes this image all the more special. Love the tones, especially all the reds.

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