1962Children striking a pose with Joseph Kessel holding a book.

1962Children striking a pose with Joseph Kessel holding a book.
Joseph Kessel (10 February 1898 – 23 July 1979) was a French journalist and novelist. Kessel was born in Villa Clara, Entre Ríos, Argentina, because of the constant journeys of his father, a Litvak doctor. Joseph Kessel lived the first years of his childhood in Orenburg, Russia, before the family moved to France in 1908. He studied in Nice and Paris, and took part in the First World War as an aviator. He was also an aviator during the Second World War, assigned to the Free French 342 "Lorraine" bomber Squadron of the Royal Air Force, with Romain Gary, who was also a talented French novelist. Kessel wrote several novels and books that were later represented in the cinema, notably Belle de Jour (by Luis Buñuel in 1967). He was also a member of the Académie française from 1962 to 1979. In 1943 he and his nephew Maurice Druon translated Anna Marly's song Chant des Partisans into French from its original Russian. The song became one of the anthems of the Free French Forces during the Second World War. Joseph Kessel died in Avernes, Val-d'Oise. He is buried in the Cimetière du Montparnasse in Paris. The Joseph-Kessel Prize (Prix Joseph Kessel) is a prestigious prize in French language literature, given to "a book of a high literary value written in French". The jury counts or has counted among its members Tahar Ben Jelloun, Jean-Marie Drot, Michèle Kahn, Pierre Haski, Gilles Lapouge, Michel Le Bris, Érik Orsenna, Patrick Rambaud, Jean-Christophe Rufin, André Velter and Olivier Weber.

UNIQUE ORIGINAL ARCHIVE PHOTOGRAPHS CAN BECOME YOUS!

We sell press photographs, authentic historical documents 30-100 years old - from all over the world and within every subject matter.

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Packaging and delivery

All items are shipped in strong cardboard envelope to ensure safe delivery. 
We aim to dispatch the same day or the next working day. 
We are in a fantastic location for shipping, right between USA and Europe - shipping has proven to be faster from us than local shipping in some countries like USA. We dispatch using Iceland Post 1st Class or UPS Express delivery.

Shipping time

USA / CANADA orders should take approx 8-12 days to be delivered. 
WESTERN EUROPE orders will normally take approx 6-10 working / business days to be delivered. 
EASTERN EUROPE can take up to 15 working / business days to be delivered. 
REST OF THE WORLD can take up to 16 working / business days to be delivered 
Express shipping via UPS takes usually up to 1-3 business days, anywhere in the world.

Shipping cost

Shipping is based on the actual cost of shipping, we ship from Iceland where the images are and we ship with Iceland Post and UPS. Iceland Post has fantastic shipping record and we have many shipments arriving earlier to clients than local shipments within Europe and USA. We are based right between USA and Europe so we can offer fast shipping to both continents. We do not offer discounts on shipping but we gladly offer combined shipping. Shipping consists of a base price and then a small extra fee added for each additional image. 
All orders above 200 USD must be shipped with either registered letter or express. 

Economy shipping - A priority

  • Europe $6 + $1 for every extra item.
  • USA and rest of world $9 + $1 for every extra item.
  • Registered letter with tracking number
  • Europe $19 + $1 for every extra item.
  • USA and rest of world $28 + $1 for every extra item.
  • Expidited/Express shipping via UPS
  • Europe $70 - no extra charge for additional items
  • USA and rest of world $100 - no extra charge for additional items
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IMPORTANT WHEN BUYING FROM US:

ALL OUR PHOTOGRAPHS ARE ARCHIVE ORIGINALS - not re-prints or digital prints. SEE BACKSIDE OF PHOTO BELOW - many times with stamps, dates, publication details - a story on its own.

Since the photos are real press photographs they may have scratches, lines or other marks - of course just underlining the authenticity of the original photograph!

FOR SALE FOR THE FIRST TIME - coming from newspaper archives the majority of these photographs have been stored in boxes since they were delivered by the photographer/agency.

YOU GET HISTORICAL VALUE AND AUTHENTICITY- when buying from us. These photos have a story to tell, they´ve got provenance ,and you get something rare and precious to handle with care!

SAFE SHOPPING - we sell to clients all over the world. Safe shipping in hardboard envelopes.