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Case Summary

Mattis Claim Against Rosenblum for Lewis Hine Photographs

This highly publicized case, settled out of court, concerned a group of about 200 purportedly vintage Lewis W. Hine photographs put into the art market in the late 1980s and 1990s by noted photographer, Walter Rosenblum, and his wife, Naomi. Twelve of the Hine photographs were purchased by collector Michael Mattis, who, when he determined through forensic paper tests that the photographs could not be vintage, made a claim and, in October 1999 . . . .

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