Mike Mitchell

In 1964, at the young age of 18 and already working for two publications in Washington DC, photographer Mike Mitchell managed to procure a press pass to the Beatles’ very first concert in the United States. The resulting negatives, taken only with ambient light, since Mitchell had no flash, were previously thought to be unreadable and sat for decades in a closet. Recent advancements in technology allowed them to be fully realized as luminous records of this historical moment. These rare prints are the first to be available for purchase since the 2011 Christie’s auction, in which the one-of-a-kind editions sold for a combined total of more than $360,000. The photographs are intimate, due to Mitchell’s proximity to the band; they are moody, the result of existing light; and they are innocent, reflecting a time of heightened optimism.

Press conference

The Beatles, Baltimore 9/13/64

Edition Details
Selenium Silver Gelatin
Selenium Silver Gelatin
Selenium Silver Gelatin
Fine Art Pigment Print
Fine Art Pigment Print
Fine Art Pigment Print
Image Size
15.25 x 24
13 x 20
10.25 x 16
15.25 x 24
13 x 20
10.25 x 16
Edition
8
15
75
10
35
250
Starting Price
$7300
$6500
$5600
$4800
$4000
$3200


Paul McCartney, John Lennon, DC 2/11/64

Edition Details
Selenium Silver Gelatin
Selenium Silver Gelatin
Selenium Silver Gelatin
Fine Art Pigment Print
Fine Art Pigment Print
Fine Art Pigment Print
Image Size
19 x 12
16 x 10.5
14 x 9
19 x 12
16 x 10.5
14 x 9
Edition
10
35
75
15
50
150
Starting Price
$6500
$5600
$4800
$4000
$3250
$2400


John Lennon, Washington Coliseum 2/11/64

Edition Details
Selenium Silver Gelatin
Selenium Silver Gelatin
Selenium Silver Gelatin
Fine Art Pigment Print
Fine Art Pigment Print
Fine Art Pigment Print
Image Size
11 x 17
9.5 x 15
8.25 x 15
11 x 17
9.5 x 15
8.25 x 13
Edition
10
20
100
15
25
100
Starting Price
$5500
$4800
$4100
$3400
$2800
$2100


The Beatles, Baltimore Civic Center 9/13/64

Edition Details
Selenium Silver Gelatin
Selenium Silver Gelatin
Selenium Silver Gelatin
Fine Art Pigment Print
Fine Art Pigment Print
Fine Art Pigment Print
Image Size
14.25 x 28
11 x 22
8 x 16
14.25 x 28
11 x 22
8 x 16
Edition
8
35
100
10
50
150
Starting Price
$6875
$6200
$5500
$4800
$4100
$3400


Paul McCartney, John Lennon 2/11/64

Edition Details
Selenium Silver Gelatin
Selenium Silver Gelatin
Selenium Silver Gelatin
Fine Art Pigment Print
Fine Art Pigment Print
Fine Art Pigment Print
Image Size
19 x 62.5
13.5 x 45
9.5 x 31.25
19 x 62.5
13.5 x 45
9.5 x 31.25
Edition
8
35
50
10
50
100
Starting Price
$9500
$8300
$7100
$6500
$5900
$5300


John Lennon, Washington Coliseum 2/11/64

Edition Details
Selenium Silver Gelatin
Selenium Silver Gelatin
Selenium Silver Gelatin
Fine Art Pigment Print
Fine Art Pigment Print
Fine Art Pigment Print
Image Size
28.5 x 19
27 x 18
21 x 14
28.5 x 19
27 x 18
21 x 14
Edition
8
35
100
10
50
250
Starting Price
$5700
$5100
$4700
$4200
$3750
$3200


Paul McCartney, John Lennon 2/11/64

Edition Details
Selenium Silver Gelatin
Selenium Silver Gelatin
Selenium Silver Gelatin
Fine Art Pigment Print
Fine Art Pigment Print
Fine Art Pigment Print
Image Size
11.5 x 17
10 x 15
8.5 x 13
11.5 x 17
10 x 15
8.5 x 13
Edition
8
35
50
15
50
75
Starting Price
$4600
$3700
$2800
$4200
$3300
$2400


Ringo Starr, Washington Coliseum 2/11/64

Edition Details
Selenium Silver Gelatin
Selenium Silver Gelatin
Selenium Silver Gelatin
Fine Art Pigment Print
Fine Art Pigment Print
Fine Art Pigment Print
Image Size
16 x 24
13 x 19
10 x 15
16 x 24
13 x 19
10 x 15
Edition
8
35
100
10
50
150
Starting Price
$5300
$4900
$4400
$4000
$3600
$3200


Ringo, Washington Coliseum 2/11/64

Edition Details
Selenium Silver Gelatin
Selenium Silver Gelatin
Selenium Silver Gelatin
Fine Art Pigment Print
Fine Art Pigment Print
Fine Art Pigment Print
Image Size
28 x 19
22 x 15
19 x 13
28 x 19
22 x 15
19 x 13
Edition
8
35
150
10
50
250
Starting Price
$5900
$5000
$4550
$4900
$4000
$3600


Paul McCartney, Washington Coliseum 2/11/64

Edition Details
Selenium Silver Gelatin
Selenium Silver Gelatin
Selenium Silver Gelatin
Fine Art Pigment Print
Fine Art Pigment Print
Fine Art Pigment Print
Image Size
12 x 19
10 x 16
8 x 13
12 x 19
10 x 16
8 x 13
Edition
10
35
100
15
50
250
Starting Price
$4500
$3750
$3375
$3600
$3000
$2625


George Harrison 2/11/64

Edition Details
Selenium Silver Gelatin
Selenium Silver Gelatin
Selenium Silver Gelatin
Fine Art Pigment Print
Fine Art Pigment Print
Fine Art Pigment Print
Image Size
14.5 x 22
12 x 18
9 x 14
14.25 x 22
12 x 18
9 x 14
Edition
8
35
100
10
50
250
Starting Price
$3500
$2900
$2250
$3000
$2400
$2160


George Harrison, Washington Coliseum 2/11/64

Edition Details
Selenium Silver Gelatin
Selenium Silver Gelatin
Selenium Silver Gelatin
Fine Art Pigment Print
Fine Art Pigment Print
Fine Art Pigment Print
Image Size
18 x 19
15 x 16
12 x 13
18 x 19
15 x 16
12 x 13
Edition
10
35
100
15
50
250
Starting Price
$3600
$3000
$2200
$2900
$2400
$2000


Washington Coliseum 2/11/64

Edition Details
Selenium Silver Gelatin
Selenium Silver Gelatin
Selenium Silver Gelatin
Fine Art Pigment Print
Fine Art Pigment Print
Fine Art Pigment Print
Image Size
18 x 12
16 x 10.5
10.75 x 7
18 x 12
16 x 10.5
10.75 x 7
Edition
10
35
75
15
50
100
Starting Price
$6000
$5000
$4000
$4900
$3900
$2900


Beatles Press Conference, Washington Coliseum 2/11/64

Edition Details
Selenium Silver Gelatin
Selenium Silver Gelatin
Selenium Silver Gelatin
Fine Art Pigment Print
Fine Art Pigment Print
Fine Art Pigment Print
Image Size
16 x 24
14 x 21
12 x 18
16 x 24
14 x 21
12 x 18
Edition
8
35
75
10
50
150
Starting Price
$4500
$3800
$3400
$4000
$3500
$2700


Ringo’s Hands 9/13/64

Edition Details
Selenium Silver Gelatin
Selenium Silver Gelatin
Selenium Silver Gelatin
Fine Art Pigment Print
Fine Art Pigment Print
Fine Art Pigment Print
Image Size
20 x 20
16 x 16
12 x 12
20 x 20
16 x 16
12 x 12
Edition
10
35
50
15
50
150
Starting Price
$3200
$2900
$2600
$2800
$2600
$2400


John Lennon, Washington Coliseum 2/11/64

Edition Details
Selenium Silver Gelatin
Selenium Silver Gelatin
Selenium Silver Gelatin
Fine Art Pigment Print
Fine Art Pigment Print
Fine Art Pigment Print
Image Size
12.25 x 36
7.5 x 22
5.5 x 16
12.25 x 36
7.5 x 22
5.5 x 16
Edition
8
35
75
10
50
150
Starting Price
$7200
$6000
$5400
$6000
$4800
$3800


John and Ringo on Stage 2/11/64

Edition Details
Selenium Silver Gelatin
Selenium Silver Gelatin
Selenium Silver Gelatin
Fine Art Pigment Print
Fine Art Pigment Print
Fine Art Pigment Print
Image Size
15.5 x 24
13.5 x 21
12 x 18
15.5 x 24
13.5 21
12 x 18
Edition
10
35
75
15
50
150
Starting Price
$3750
$3125
$2200
$3000
$2500
$2250


Paul and John arriving at Union Station, DC 2/11/64

Edition Details
Selenium Silver Gelatin
Selenium Silver Gelatin
Selenium Silver Gelatin
Fine Art Pigment Print
Fine Art Pigment Print
Fine Art Pigment Print
Image Size
15.75 x 24
13.75 x 21
11.75 x 18
15.75 x 24
13.75 21
11.75 x 18
Edition
10
35
75
15
50
150
Starting Price
$3750
$3125
$2200
$3000
$2500
$2000


 

The Beatles

Edition Details
Selenium Silver Gelatin
Selenium Silver Gelatin
Selenium Silver Gelatin
Fine Art Pigment Print
Fine Art Pigment Print
Fine Art Pigment Print
Image Size
18 x 18
14 x 14
12 x 12
18 x 18
14 x 14
12 x 12
Edition
8
15
30
10
20
50
Starting Price
$20000
$12000
$6500
$14400
$9300
$6150