Dave Elman's Auction Gallery

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Radio auction show hosted by Dave Elman. Show combined studio audience auction and extended the auction to listening audience.

Auctioned items include:

- Diamond Jim Brady's custom upright piano. After a visit to India Diamond Jim commissioned a specially carved teak wood case for a Steinway piano, which included miniature carvings he bought in India. The piano was exhibited at the 1939 World's Fair. Helen Jepson performs a song accompanied by this piano.

- Joe Rosenthal tells the story of taking the iconic photo of the flag raising at Iwo Jima before he presents two cameras (one stereoscopic) and Brady photographs for auction. The cameras belonged to Mathew Brady, Civil War photographer.

- Annotation and drawing by Mark Twain.

- Bloody calico robe of George Washington, including provenance.

Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection

WNYC archives id: 69094
Municipal archives id: LT310