Listing image of 8x10This is a black & white 8x10 inch promotional photo and the production negative that was used to make the photo. The negative was used to produce 8x10 inch black & white photographs for booking agencies, concert promoters and record labels.
This is a large format negative that measures 8x10 inch, same size of the print reproduced. The negative was glass plate mounted on a continuous roll photo printer that no longer exist. Negative is in relatively excellent condition and was assembled together using special red tape to attach the white border film that is different from the main image negative that contains the musicians name. These were hand-assembled back in the day by negative cutting specialists and something that could not be done by computers. There may be some red tape residue on the photograph.
This is solely being sold “As is” and a unique collectible negative and not intended to be used for print reproduction, besides the printing technique no longer exists to make reproductions from the negative.
This comes from a massive collection I acquired around 20 years ago of older press kits, promotional photos, ad mattes, posters, tour leftovers from record labels, concert promoters and booking agencies that I’m finally sifting through. Comes from and stored in a smoke-free and clean environment.
Listing image of negative
Negative lined up to listing 8x10
Negative lined up to my pre-existing verified 8x10. The negative seems to be 5% smaller than my 8x10. It doesn't match up exact to my 8x10 but does match up to the "new" one.
Top is "new" and bottom is my "real" notice the finish of the printed image. The real one has a texture to it and the other is very glossy. The "new" one has thicker font and the black levels of the font to the image don't look the same.
The Elektra logo. "new" on left and "real" on right. Notice you can clearly make out the copyright R in the ral one. Also the location on the page is different.
I showed the seller some of these images and they said
All I can tell you is they came from a collection that acquired them from a lab as a bulk purchase. I have no idea of the origin. I'll take it back if you don't want it but I really don't know anything else. Sorry.