When I was given the Sykes collection long long ago mixed in with Horace’s work were a few slides that were not typical of his Kodachrome patina, his passive register, his lens. Later I detemined that some of these were by a Seattle photographer named Bradley. This unnamed Christmas interior may be a bradley, and yet it may be a Sykes. The emptiness of direct human presense is Sykean. But is the stuff sold too late for Sykes. It is a good suspicious that this is either the Bon or the Frederick and Nelsons. But in the 50s or 60s?

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