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Lake Tahoe Ladies
By Slim Aarons
Located in New York, NY
Caption:A group of young women in their bathing suits on the Nevada side of Lake Tahoe, 1959. Slim Aarons worked mainly for society publications, taking pictures of the rich and fa...
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1950s Realist Figurative Photography

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Lambda

Relaxing At Lake Tahoe
By Slim Aarons
Located in New York, NY
A group of people relaxing by a pool near Lake Tahoe, California, 1959. Estate Stamped and numbered edition of 150 with certificate of authenticity from the estate. Kings of Holly...
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1950s American Realist Landscape Photography

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Lambda

Slim Aarons, Lake Tahoe Ladies
By Slim Aarons
Located in New York, NY
A group of young women in their bathing suits on the Nevada side of Lake Tahoe, 1959. Slim Aarons worked mainly for society publications, taking pictures of the rich and famous bot...
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1950s Realist Figurative Photography

Materials

Lambda

Slim Aarons, Relaxing At Lake Tahoe
By Slim Aarons
Located in New York, NY
A group of people relaxing by a pool near Lake Tahoe, California, 1959. Estate Stamped and numbered edition of 150 with certificate of authenticity from the estate. Kings of Holly...
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1950s American Realist Landscape Photography

Materials

Lambda

Slim Aarons 'Lake Tahoe Trip' (Slim Aarons Estate Edition)
By Slim Aarons
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Young women canoeing on the Nevada side of Lake Tahoe, 1959. 40 x 40 inches $3950 30 x 30 inches $3350 20 x 20 inches $3000 This is a vibrant photograph, printed by the Slim Aar...
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1950s Realist Landscape Photography

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Lambda

Lake Tahoe Ladies
By Slim Aarons
Located in New York, NY
Lake Tahoe Ladies, 1959 Archival pigment print Estate stamped and hand numbered edition of 150 with certificate of authenticity from the estate. A group of young women in their bath...
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1950s American Modern Color Photography

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Archival Pigment

Lake Tahoe Couple
By Slim Aarons
Located in New York, NY
A couple at a swimming pool near Lake Tahoe, California, 1959. The line on the bottom of the pool marks the state line between Nevada and California. Estate stamped and hand numbere...
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1950s Modern Figurative Photography

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Lambda

Relaxing at Lake Tahoe
By Slim Aarons
Located in London, IT
A group of people relaxing by a pool near Lake Tahoe, California, 1959. This photograph is from the Estate Limited Edition of 150 40x40” C-print, from the original transparency Pri...
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1950s Contemporary Color Photography

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C Print

Pool at Lake Tahoe
By Slim Aarons
Located in London, IT
Bathers by a pool at the Tahoe Tavern on the shore of Lake Tahoe, California, 1959. (Photo by Slim Aarons/Hulton Archive/Getty Images) This photograph is from the Estate Limited Edi...
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Late 20th Century Color Photography

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C Print

Relaxing at Lake Tahoe
By Slim Aarons
Located in New York, NY
Relaxing at Lake Tahoe, 1959 Archival pigment print Estate stamped and hand numbered edition of 150 with certificate of authenticity from the estate. A group of people relaxing by a...
Category

1950s American Modern Color Photography

Materials

Archival Pigment

Slim Aarons 'Lake Tahoe Ladies'
By Slim Aarons
Located in New York, NY
Caption:A group of young women in their bathing suits on the Nevada side of Lake Tahoe, 1959. Slim Aarons worked mainly for society publications, taking pictures of the rich and fa...
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1950s Realist Figurative Photography

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Lambda

Lake Tahoe Trip - Slim Aarons, 20th century, Photography, Landscapes, Water
By Slim Aarons
Located in Brighton, GB
Please be aware that the US recently imposed an import duty on photographs printed in the last 20 years which may apply if you are purchasing and importing this to the US. Currency ...
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20th Century American Modern Landscape Photography

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Lambda

'Lake Tahoe Canoes' (Estate Stamped Edition)
By Slim Aarons
Located in London, GB
'Lake Tahoe Canoes' by Slim Aarons Young women canoeing on the Nevada side of Lake Tahoe, 1959. Three young woman are pictured in their red, turquoise and white coloured canoes on ...
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1950s Modern Figurative Photography

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C Print

Pool at Lake Tahoe, Estate Edition, Tahoe Tavern, Sierra Nevada Mountains
By Slim Aarons
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Bathers by a pool at the Tahoe Tavern on the shore of Lake Tahoe, California, 1959. Majestic pine trees frame the turquoise pool, where vintage holidaymakers are shaded by fringed pa...
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1950s American Realist Portrait Photography

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Lambda

'Pool At Lake Tahoe' Slim Aarons
By Slim Aarons
Located in New York, NY
Slim Aarons Pool At Lake Tahoe 1959 (printed later) C print Estate stamped and numbered edition of 150 with Certificate of authenticity Caption: Bathers by a pool at the Tahoe Taver...
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1950s Modern Color Photography

Materials

C Print

Pool at Lake Tahoe - Slim Aarons, Swimming Pool, 20th century, Photography
By Slim Aarons
Located in Brighton, GB
Please be aware that the US recently imposed an import duty on photographs printed in the last 20 years which may apply if you are purchasing and importing this to the US. Currency ...
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20th Century American Modern Landscape Photography

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Lambda

Pool at Lake Tahoe, Estate Edition, Tahoe Tavern at Sierra Nevada Mountains
By Slim Aarons
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Bathers by a pool at the Tahoe Tavern on the shore of Lake Tahoe, California, 1959. Majestic pine trees frame the turquoise pool, where vintage holidaymakers are shaded by fringed pa...
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1950s American Realist Portrait Photography

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Lambda

Lake Tahoe Couple, (Slim Aarons Estate Edition)
By Slim Aarons
Located in Park City, UT
Slim Aarons, 'Lake Tahoe Couple', 1959 Estate stamped and hand numbered edition of 150 with certificate of authenticity from the estate. Printed later. A couple at a swimming pool ...
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1950s Contemporary Color Photography

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C Print, Lambda

'Lake Tahoe Couple' Slim Aarons Estate Edition
By Slim Aarons
Located in London, GB
'Lake Tahoe Couple' Slim Aarons Estate Edition A couple relax at a swimming pool in the summer sunshine near Lake Tahoe, California, 1959. The line on the bottom of the pool marks t...
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1950s Modern Color Photography

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C Print

'Lake Tahoe Couple' Slim Aarons Estate Edition
By Slim Aarons
Located in London, GB
'Lake Tahoe Couple' Slim Aarons Estate Edition A couple relax at a swimming pool in the summer sunshine near Lake Tahoe, California, 1959. The line on the bottom of the pool marks t...
Category

1950s Modern Color Photography

Materials

C Print

Pool at Lake Tahoe, Estate Edition Photograph
By Slim Aarons
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Bathers by a pool at the Tahoe Tavern on the shore of Lake Tahoe, California, 1959. Majestic pine trees frame the turquoise pool, where vintage holidaymakesr are shaded by fringed pa...
Category

1950s American Realist Portrait Photography

Materials

Lambda

'Lake Tahoe Canoes' Slim Aarons Estate Edition
By Slim Aarons
Located in London, GB
'Lake Tahoe Canoes' by Slim Aarons Young women canoeing on the Nevada side of Lake Tahoe, 1959. Three young woman are pictured in their red, turquoise and white coloured canoes on ...
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1950s Modern Figurative Photography

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C Print

Pool at Lake Tahoe (Aarons Estate Edition)
By Slim Aarons
Located in New York, NY
Bathers by a pool on the shore of Lake Tahoe, California, 1959. Estate stamped and hand numbered edition of 150 with certificate of authenticity from the estate. Slim Aarons (191...
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1950s Modern Landscape Photography

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Lambda

Slim Aarons - Lake Tahoe Canoes - Estate Stamped
By Slim Aarons
Located in London, GB
Slim Aarons - Lake Tahoe Canoes - Estate Stamped Limited Edition Estate Stamped Print (edition size 1/150). Young women canoeing on the Nevada side of Lake Tahoe, 1959. This ph...
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1950s Modern Color Photography

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C Print

Slim Aarons - Lake Tahoe Couple - Estate Stamped
By Slim Aarons
Located in London, GB
Slim Aarons - Lake Tahoe Couple - Estate Stamped Limited Edition Estate Stamped Print (edition size 1/150). A couple at a swimming pool near Lake Tahoe, California, 1959. The line o...
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1950s Modern Color Photography

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C Print

Slim Aarons - Lake Tahoe Canoes 1959 - Estate Stamped
By Slim Aarons
Located in London, GB
Lake Tahoe Canoes 1959 Slim Aarons Limited Edition Estate Stamped Print Young women canoeing on the Nevada side of Lake Tahoe, 1959. Produced from the original transparency Cert...
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1950s Modern Color Photography

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C Print

Slim Aarons - Lake Tahoe Couple 1959 - Estate Stamped
By Slim Aarons
Located in London, GB
Lake Tahoe Couple 1959 Slim Aarons Limited Edition Estate Stamped Print A couple at a swimming pool near Lake Tahoe, California, 1959. The line on the bottom of the pool marks the...
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1950s Modern Color Photography

Materials

C Print

Slim Aarons 'Lake Tahoe Canoes' (Estate Stamped Edition)
By Slim Aarons
Located in London, GB
'Lake Tahoe Canoes' by Slim Aarons Young women canoeing on the Nevada side of Lake Tahoe, 1959. Three young woman are pictured in their red, turquoise and white coloured canoes on ...
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1950s Modern Figurative Photography

Materials

C Print

Slim Aarons Estate Print - Lake Tahoe Ladies 1959
By Slim Aarons
Located in London, GB
Slim Aarons Estate Print - Lake Tahoe Ladies A group of young women in their bathing suits on the Nevada side of Lake Tahoe, 1959. (Photo by Slim Aarons) Chromogenic print paper ...
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1950s Modern Landscape Photography

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C Print, Color

Slim Aarons Estate Print - Lake Tahoe Couple - Oversize
By Slim Aarons
Located in London, GB
Slim Aarons Estate Print - Lake Tahoe Couple - Oversize A couple at a swimming pool near Lake Tahoe, California, 1959. The line on the bottom of the pool marks the state line betwe...
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1960s Modern Landscape Photography

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C Print, Color

Slim Aarons - Relaxing at Lake Tahoe - Estate stamped
By Slim Aarons
Located in London, GB
Relaxing At Lake Tahoe by Slim Aarons A group of people relaxing by a pool near Lake Tahoe, California, 1959. Step into the big Blue with this sumptuous scene of people relaxing on...
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1950s Modern Color Photography

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C Print

Slim Aarons 'Lake Tahoe Canoes' (Slim Aarons Estate Edition)
By Slim Aarons
Located in Los Angeles, CA
'Lake Tahoe Canoes' by Slim Aarons Slim Aarons Estate Edition Printed Later 40 x 40 inches Framing options available Over the course of a career lasting half a century, Slim Aarons...
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1950s Realist Landscape Photography

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Lambda

'Lake Tahoe Ladies' 1959 Slim Aarons Limited Estate Edition
By Slim Aarons
Located in London, GB
'Lake Tahoe Ladies' 1959 Slim Aarons Limited Estate Edition A group of young women in their bathing suits on the Nevada side of Lake Tahoe, 1959. (Photo by Slim Aarons) C Print Pro...
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1950s Modern Color Photography

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C Print

Slim Aarons: Lake Tahoe Canoes (Slim Aarons Estate Edition)
By Slim Aarons
Located in Los Angeles, CA
1959: Young women canoeing on the Nevada side of Lake Tahoe, a large freshwater lake in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, straddling the border of California and Nevada. Three young woman...
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1950s Realist Landscape Photography

Materials

Lambda

Slim Aarons 'Relaxing at Lake Tahoe' (Slim Aarons Estate Edition)
By Slim Aarons
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A group of people relaxing by a pool near Lake Tahoe, California, 1959 (printed later). Relaxing at Lake Tahoe Slim Aarons Estate Edition 40x40 inches Slim Aarons Estate Edition N...
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1950s Realist Landscape Photography

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Lambda

Slim Aarons Lake Tahoe Couple (Slim Aarons Estate Edition, Poolside)
By Slim Aarons
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A couple relaxing by a pool near Lake Tahoe, California, 1959. Relaxing at Lake Tahoe Slim Aarons Estate Edition 48x48 inches Numbered and stamped by the Slim Aarons Estate. Certi...
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1950s Realist Landscape Photography

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Lambda

Slim Aarons Relaxing at Lake Tahoe (Slim Aarons Estate Edition)
By Slim Aarons
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A group of people relaxing by a pool near Lake Tahoe, California, 1959. Relaxing at Lake Tahoe Slim Aarons Estate Edition Printed later 40x40 inches Numbered and stamped by the Sli...
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1950s Realist Landscape Photography

Materials

Lambda

Slim Aarons Lake Tahoe Couple (Slim Aarons Estate Edition, Poolside)
By Slim Aarons
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A couple relaxing by a pool near Lake Tahoe, California, 1959. Relaxing at Lake Tahoe Slim Aarons Estate Edition Numbered and stamped by the Slim Aarons Estate. Certificate of Aut...
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1950s Realist Landscape Photography

Materials

Lambda

'Relaxing At Lake Tahoe' 1959 Slim Aarons Limited Estate Edition
By Slim Aarons
Located in London, GB
'Relaxing At Lake Tahoe' 1959 Slim Aarons Limited Estate Edition A group of people relaxing by a pool near Lake Tahoe, California, 1959. Produced from the original transparency Ce...
Category

1950s Modern Color Photography

Materials

C Print

Slim Aarons Lake Tahoe Couple (Slim Aarons Estate Edition, Poolside)
By Slim Aarons
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A couple relaxing by a pool near Lake Tahoe, California, 1959. Relaxing at Lake Tahoe Slim Aarons Estate Edition 48x48 inches Numbered and stamped by the Slim Aarons Estate. Certi...
Category

1950s Realist Landscape Photography

Materials

Lambda

Slim Aarons, Pool at Lake Tahoe (Slim Aarons Estate Edition)
By Slim Aarons
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Bathers by a pool at the Tahoe Tavern on the shore of Lake Tahoe, California, 1959 Slim Aarons Pool at Lake Tahoe Chromogenic Lambda print Slim Aarons Estate Edition Complimentary d...
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1950s American Realist Portrait Photography

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Lambda

Slim Aarons Relaxing at Lake Tahoe (Slim Aarons Estate Edition)
By Slim Aarons
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A group of people relaxing by a pool near Lake Tahoe, California, 1959. Relaxing at Lake Tahoe Slim Aarons Estate Edition Printed later 40x40 inches Numbered and stamped by the Sli...
Category

1950s Realist Landscape Photography

Materials

Lambda

Slim Aarons 'Relaxing at Lake Tahoe' (Slim Aarons Estate Edition)
By Slim Aarons
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A group of people relaxing by a pool near Lake Tahoe, California, 1959. Relaxing at Lake Tahoe Slim Aarons Estate Edition Numbered and stamped by the Slim Aarons Estate. Certifica...
Category

1950s Realist Landscape Photography

Materials

Lambda

Slim Aarons Estate Print - Relaxing At Lake Tahoe 1959 - Oversize
By Slim Aarons
Located in London, GB
Slim Aarons Estate Print - Relaxing at Lake Tahoe - Oversize A group of people relaxing by a pool near Lake Tahoe, California, 1959. (Photo by Slim Aarons) Chromogenic print pap...
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1950s Modern Landscape Photography

Materials

C Print, Color

Slim Aarons Estate Print - Pool At Lake Tahoe - Oversize C print
By Slim Aarons
Located in London, GB
Slim Aarons Estate Print - Pool At Lake Tahoe - Oversize Limited Edition Estate Stamped Print (edition size 1/150). Bathers by a pool on the shore of Lake Tahoe, California, 1959....
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1950s Modern Landscape Photography

Materials

C Print, Color

Slim Aarons 'Lake Tahoe Couple' (Slim Aarons Estate Edition, Poolside)
By Slim Aarons
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A couple relaxing by a pool near Lake Tahoe, California, 1959. Relaxing at Lake Tahoe Slim Aarons Estate Edition Numbered and stamped by the Slim Aarons Estate. Certificate of Aut...
Category

1950s Realist Landscape Photography

Materials

Lambda

Slim Aarons, Pool at Lake Tahoe (Slim Aarons Estate Edition)
By Slim Aarons
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Bathers by a pool at the Tahoe Tavern on the shore of Lake Tahoe, California, 1959 Slim Aarons Pool at Lake Tahoe Chromogenic Lambda print Slim Aarons Estate Edition Complimentary d...
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1950s American Realist Portrait Photography

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Lambda

Slim Aarons, Pool At Lake Tahoe (Slim Aarons Estate Edition)
By Slim Aarons
Located in New York, NY
Slim Aarons Pool At Lake Tahoe, 1959 (printed later) Archival pigment print Estate stamped and numbered edition of 150 with Certificate of authenticity Bathers by a pool at the Tah...
Category

1950s Modern Color Photography

Materials

Archival Pigment

Slim Aarons Lake Tahoe Couple (Slim Aarons Estate Edition, Poolside)
By Slim Aarons
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A couple relaxing by a pool near Lake Tahoe, California, 1959. Relaxing at Lake Tahoe Slim Aarons Estate Edition Numbered and stamped by the Slim Aarons Estate. Certificate of Aut...
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1950s Realist Landscape Photography

Materials

Lambda

Slim Aarons Relaxing at Lake Tahoe (Slim Aarons Estate Edition)
By Slim Aarons
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A group of people relaxing by a pool near Lake Tahoe, California, 1959. Relaxing at Lake Tahoe Slim Aarons Estate Edition 48x48 inches Numbered and stamped by the Slim Aarons Estat...
Category

1950s Realist Landscape Photography

Materials

Lambda

Slim Aarons 'Relaxing at Lake Tahoe' (Slim Aarons Estate Edition)
By Slim Aarons
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A group of people relaxing by a pool near Lake Tahoe, California, 1959. Relaxing at Lake Tahoe Slim Aarons Estate Edition Numbered and stamped by the Slim Aarons Estate. Certifica...
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1950s Realist Landscape Photography

Materials

Lambda

Lake Tahoe Trip - Slim Aarons, 20th century, Photograph, Sunlight, Sunshine
By Slim Aarons
Located in Brighton, GB
Please be aware that the US recently imposed an import duty on photographs printed in the last 20 years which may apply if you are purchasing and importing this to the US. Currency ...
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20th Century American Modern Landscape Photography

Materials

Lambda

Slim Aarons, 'Lake Tahoe Trip,' Zephyr Cove (Slim Aarons Estate Edition)
By Slim Aarons
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Young women canoeing at Zephyr Cove on the Nevada side of Lake Tahoe, USA, 1959. Lake Tahoe Trip Slim Aarons Estate Print Edition Numbered and stamped by the Slim Aarons Estate. Ce...
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1950s Realist Landscape Photography

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Lambda

Slim Aarons, 'Lake Tahoe Trip,' Zephyr Cove (Slim Aarons Estate Edition)
By Slim Aarons
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Young women canoeing at Zephyr Cove on the Nevada side of Lake Tahoe, USA, 1959 Lake Tahoe Trip Slim Aarons Estate Edition Numbered and stamped by the Slim Aarons Estate. Certifica...
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1950s Realist Landscape Photography

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Lambda

Lake Tahoe Trip, Estate Edition Photograph, Red, Green, White Canoes Zephyr Cove
By Slim Aarons
Located in Los Angeles, CA
1959: Young women canoeing on the Nevada side of Lake Tahoe, a large freshwater lake in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, straddling the border of California and Nevada. Three young woman...
Category

1950s Realist Landscape Photography

Materials

Lambda

Lake Tahoe Trip, Estate Edition Photograph, Red, Green, White Canoes Zephyr Cove
By Slim Aarons
Located in Los Angeles, CA
1959: Young women canoeing on the Nevada side of Lake Tahoe, a large freshwater lake in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, straddling the border of California and Nevada. Three young woman...
Category

1950s Realist Landscape Photography

Materials

Lambda

Lake Tahoe Trip, Estate Edition Photograph, Red, Green, White Canoes Zephyr Cove
By Slim Aarons
Located in Los Angeles, CA
1959: Young women canoeing on the Nevada side of Lake Tahoe, a large freshwater lake in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, straddling the border of California and Nevada. Three young woman...
Category

1950s Realist Landscape Photography

Materials

Lambda

Lake Tahoe Trip, Estate Edition Photograph, Red, Green, White Canoes Zephyr Cove
By Slim Aarons
Located in Los Angeles, CA
1959: Young women canoeing on the Nevada side of Lake Tahoe, a large freshwater lake in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, straddling the border of California and Nevada. Three young woman...
Category

1950s Realist Landscape Photography

Materials

Lambda

Lake Tahoe Trip, Estate Edition Photograph, Red, Green, White Canoes Zephyr Cove
By Slim Aarons
Located in Los Angeles, CA
1959: Young women canoeing on the Nevada side of Lake Tahoe, a large freshwater lake in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, straddling the border of California and Nevada. Three young woman...
Category

1950s Realist Landscape Photography

Materials

Lambda

Pool at Lake Tahoe - Slim Aarons, 20th Century, Photograph, Sunlight, Swimming
By Slim Aarons
Located in Brighton, GB
Please be aware that the US recently imposed an import duty on photographs printed in the last 20 years which may apply if you are purchasing and importing this to the US. Currency ...
Category

20th Century American Modern Color Photography

Materials

Lambda

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Lake Tahoe Photography For Sale on 1stDibs

On 1stDibs, you can find the most appropriate piece of lake tahoe photography for your needs in our varied inventory. You can easily find an example made in the Contemporary style, while we also have 1 Contemporary versions to choose from as well. When looking for the right item from our selection of lake tahoe photography for your space, you can search on 1stDibs by color — popular works were created in bold and neutral palettes with elements of gray, blue and black. Artworks like these of any era or style can make for thoughtful decor in any space, but a selection from our variety of those made in digital print, lambda print and laser print can add an especially memorable touch. A large choice in our collection of lake tahoe photography can be an attractive addition to some spaces, while smaller examples are available — approximately spanning 16 high and 16 wide — and may be better suited to a more modest living area.

How Much is a Lake Tahoe Photography?

The average selling price for a piece of lake tahoe photography we offer is $3,350, while they’re typically $1,800 on the low end and $5,100 for the highest priced.

Slim Aarons Biography and Important Works

American photographer Slim Aarons captured the 20th century’s international jet set — U.S. socialites, European royalty, Hollywood stars — at play in sun-kissed locales like Monaco, Saint-Tropez and Palm Beach, as well as other luxurious settings around the globe.

Committed to eschewing makeup and artificial lighting, Aarons created images that are at once candid and polished, combining the relaxed posture of his subjects, who trusted him to document their lives, with the visual sharpness of a seasoned art director. Having gotten his start taking pictures for the U.S. military magazine Yank during World War II, he contributed over the course of his career to Life, Town and Country and Holiday magazines and published several books.

Aarons was born in Manhattan in 1916. He joined the army at 18, shooting military maneuvers at West Point before serving as a combat photographer, for which he was awarded a Purple Heart. After the war, he moved to California and began snapping socialites and movie stars. In the 1950s, he opened a bureau for Life magazine in Rome, where he took pictures capturing the postwar scene. Aarons was always able to win the trust of his elite subjects, who saw him as close to a peer, rather than a paparazzo. In a 2002 interview with The Independent, he remarked, ''I knew everyone. They would invite me to one of their parties because they knew I wouldn't hurt them. I was one of them.'' This access allowed Aarons to document the rich and famous with their guard down, reading newspapers and magazines, talking on the phone, relaxing by the pool, and chatting with friends. The 1957 photograph The Kings of Hollywood, for example, which won him wide acclaim, shows Clark Gable, Van Heflin, Gary Cooper and Jimmy Stewart laughing together as they celebrate New Year’s Eve.

Many of Aarons’s best-known images involve games and sports. In the 1972 Poolside Backgammon, two young women play the board game of the title against the backdrop of a majestic Acapulco estate. In 1958’s Cannes Watersports, a couple attempts to glide across the Golfe de la Napoule on Jet Skis, one expertly and one hanging on for dear life. And in Penthouse Pool, shot in Athens in 1961, a young woman wearing a yellow bathing cap smiles coyly at the camera, surrounded by friends and brightly colored seat cushions, with the Acropolis faintly visible in the background. Among Aarons’s books are 1974’s A Wonderful Time: An Intimate Portrait of the Good Life, and its 2003 sequel, Once Upon a Time. His final book, A Place in the Sun, was published in 2005, one year before his death.

Find a collection of vintage Slim Aarons photography on 1stDibs.

Finding the Right Photography for You

Find a broad range of fine photography on 1stDibs today.

The first permanent image created by a camera — which materialized during the 1820s — is attributed to Joseph Nicéphore Niépce. The French inventor was on to something for sure. Kodak introduced roll film in the 1880s, allowing photography to become more democratic, although cameras wouldn’t be universally accessible until several decades later. 

Digital photographic techniques, software, smartphone cameras and social-networking platforms such as Instagram have made it even easier in the modern era for budding photographers to capture the world around them as well as disseminate their images far and wide. 

What might leading figures of visual art such as Andy Warhol have done with these tools at their disposal?

Today, when we aren’t looking at the digital photos that inundate us on our phones, we look to the past to celebrate the photographers who have broken rules as well as records — provocative and prolific artists like Horst P. Horst, Lillian Bassman and Helmut Newton, who altered the face of fashion and portrait photography; visionary documentary photographers such as Gordon Parks, whose best-known work was guided by social justice; and pioneers of street photography such as Henri Cartier-Bresson, who shot for revolutionary travel magazines like Holiday with the likes of globetrotting society lensman Slim Aarons.

Find photographers you may not know in Introspective and The Study — where you’ll read about Berenice Abbott, who positioned herself atop skyscrapers for the perfect shot, or “conceptual artist-adventurer” Charles Lindsay, whose work combines scientific rigor with artistic expression, or Massimo Listri, known for his epic interiors of opulent Old World libraries.

Throughout the past two centuries, photographers have used their medium to create expressive work that has resonated for generations. Shop a voluminous collection of this powerful fine photography on 1stDibs. Search by photographer to find the perfect piece for your living room wall, or spend some time with the work organized under various categories, such as landscape photography, nude photography and more.