Unknown photographer: An original b/w press photograph of an unnamed member of the Cousteau-Dumas diving team collecting corals 70 metres below the surface. 1953. Back with describing newspaper cutting, notes and publication date (July 8, 1953). Photo size 20×24 cm. Frame size 33×43 cm.

The French divcer and author Frédéric Dumas (1913–1991) first met Jacques Cousteau (1910–1997) in 1937 and this became the start of a lifelong friendship and cooperation between the two men. From 1945–1965 Dumas was attached to the French navy, where he adviced on deep sea diving and human interaction in regards to long stays in water. Between 1956–1964 Dumas worked closely together with Cousteau upon making three documentary films: “The Silent World”, “The Golden Fish” and “A World without Sun”. These were rewarded with three Oscars.

Seller informs

This is an original b/w press photograph from 1953, which has a few scratches and superficial creasings. Furthermore normal signs of handling.

Please note that Bruun Rasmussen Auctioneers has not physically examined this item, the estimate is solely based on the seller’s photographic material. Therefore, we cannot provide a description of the condition, and it is not possible to request a report on the item’s condition.


Art, antiques & collector's items, 21 January 2021


1,000 kr.


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850 kr.  

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