Photos of Beatles’ 1st US Concert Going Auction at Christie’s

Posted by at 3:31 pm on May 20, 2011

Two days after their momentous debut on “The Ed Sullivan Show,” the Fab Four boarded a train from New York for Washington, D.C., for their first U.S. concert. An enterprising 18-year-old Mike Mitchell was there, a press pass in hand, shooting photographs just feet away and even jumping onto the stage for the group’s brief pre-concert press call.

Forty-seven years later, Mitchell has made 50 silver gelatin prints from his negatives of the event on Feb. 11, 1964 at Washington Coliseum and of the band’s Sept. 13, 1964 performance at the Baltimore Civic Center. He’s offering them for sale at Christie’s New York auction house on July 20. The total pre-sale estimate is $100,000; the images will be sold individually.

1 Comment for “Photos of Beatles’ 1st US Concert Going Auction at Christie’s”

  1. […] made 50 silver gelatin prints from his original negatives and all of the photos will hit the block on July 20th at Christie’s auction house in New York. Not too many […]

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