Original Photograph Of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., By Flip Schulke Photographer For Sale
Original Framed Vintage Photograph
of Martin Luther King, Jr Conversing with another Man by Noted Photo-Journalist
Flip Schukle* (1930 – 2008)
Taken Circa 1960s Printed Circa
The Photos is 11 ½ inches wide
x 9 inches high (sight)
It is mounted on a board 14
inches wide x 11 1/2 inches high.
The frame is 14 ¾ inches wide x
12 ½ inch high
Condition: Very Good: There is
some yellowing in the photo. (It was stored for years in Miami, Florida where
it was obtained from the photographer.) The photo in person is sharp and complex. It
is an original vintage modern silver gelatin print: not a reproduction. It is
glued to paperboard. The artists stamp is not on the board. The first image is
of the photo out of the frame. The photo in the frame shows some reflections
and some dust inside the frame.
Description: The date and
location of this photograph of Dr. King, Jr. is unknown.
Provenance: In March of 1991,
in exchange for services rendered on behalf of Flip Schulke, by Jerald Brown, PhD.,
a professor at Florida International University, Flip Schulke traded Dr. Brown
this photo and other photos.
Mr. Schulke's work appeared in Time, Newsweek,
National Geographic, Look, Sports Illustrated and numerous other publications,
as well as in seven books, three of which documented his coverage of the civil
He first met King in 1958 while on assignment
for Ebony magazine. The young Alabama minister, already a national figure, was
addressing a rally at a black Baptist church in Miami.
After the event, Mr. Schulke approached King
and asked him a few questions about his writings. The civil rights leader
invited Mr. Schulke to the private home where he was staying, and the two men,
both in their late 20s, stayed up most of the night talking about civil rights.
The conversation launched a relationship that lasted until King's death in
"Outside of my immediate family,"
Mr. Schulke wrote, "his was the greatest friendship I have ever known or
Mr. Schulke amassed a personal catalogue of
more than a half-million photographs, including 11,000 images of King and the
civil rights era. Now housed at the Center for American History of the
University of Texas at Austin, it is the largest private collection of civil
rights images in the world. Many were taken on assignment for Life magazine,
although Mr. Schulke was never a staff photographer.
"When I was photographing civil
rights," he told the Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel in 1995, "I knew
that was history. I was aware enough not to sign any contracts giving up the
copyright of my pictures."
Graeme Phelps Schulke was born June 24, 1930,
in St. Paul, Minn., where he earned his nickname while competing on the
trampoline for his high school gymnastics team. He sold his first photographs
at age 17 -- images he had taken of a New Ulm, Minn., parade with his first
camera, a Baby Brownie Special. After serving in the Army during the Korean
War, he returned to Minnesota and received an undergraduate degree in
journalism from Macalester College in 1954.
He moved to Florida that same year to teach at
the University of Miami and to begin his career as a freelance photographer. By
1956, he was covering the growing civil rights movement for Ebony and selling
photos to Life. It was dangerous work, even for a white photographer.
Flip Schulke died of congestive heart failure
in Florida in 2008.
Shipping insurance is included in
the USA and on international shipments when available.
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This item is guaranteed to be authentic and in the condition described.
This sale is presented by Jerry Weisberg Trading in Tribal Antiques and Crafts since 1973
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Original Photograph Of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., By Flip Schulke Photographer: $340