RESULTS: The Quillan Collection of 19th and 20th Century Photographs at Sotheby's The sale of The Quillan Collection of Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Photographs, a connoisseur’s collection of 68 rare and unique images ranging in date from 1847 to 1985, sold for $8,901,350
tripled its high estimate, demanding $313,000 (est. $60/90,000), and Dorothea Lange’s San Francisco Waterfront (est. $50/70,000), sold for $289,000. Robert Frank’s Mississippi River achieved $205,000, nearly triple its high estimate of $70,000
Prior to the sale, the collection had been held by the owners for nearly twenty years. A book, The Quillan Collection of Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Photographs, was published in 1991.