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Autographs and Ephemera
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Photography-Related Items
2002-12-19
U.S. Postal History & Foreign
 
Photographs. 51 items, incl. three silver gelatin prints, two showing San Francisco crowds standing in post-earthquake rubble waiting to see Great White Fleet and one of ca. 1908 Canadian omnibus; two ambrotypes of couple; tintype of sisters in Scovill Union case; 1931 photo of a Brady camera found in Ct. by descendant of Washington; cabinet photo of Steamboat Natty Bumppo by W.G. Smith; five albumen photos of Paris Expo (1889); also CDV's, cabinet photos, etc. mixed condition but much historically interesting material

E. 200-300
350
Autographs and Ephemera
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Photography-Related Items
2002-12-19
U.S. Postal History & Foreign
 
Civil War Photographs. Group of ten photographs, incl. single 2-3/4 x 4-1/2 in. card with small albumen portraits of Generals Grant, Sherman, Thomas and McPherson, CDV of Gen. Sedwick (Anthony/Brady) with 2c Bank Check and ms. "killed in battle of the Wilderness", CDV of headquarters of Maj. Gen. Rousseau, appealing full-length cabinet photo of child dressed up as soldier with rifle, cabinet photo with composite images of Lincoln and his commanders, etc., Very Good-Very Fine lot

E. 100-150
675
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Autographs and Ephemera
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Photography-Related Items
1998-07-15
U.S. Postal History & Foreign Stamps and Covers
 
Carte-de-Visites. Approx. 60 plus two tintypes, all housed in fancy album with fore-edge clasps, gilt lettered spine, etc., said to be from one of the five Sherman brother's family, mostly unidentified civilians but includes Lincoln, W. T. Sherman and two soldiers, one with Brady imprint (N.Y.), an interesting group

E. 300-400
130
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Autographs and Ephemera
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Photography-Related Items
1997-04-08
Autographs and Civil War
 
John Plumbe Jr. Half-plate daguerreotype, resealed, whole case, mat blind-stamped "Plumbe" at lower right, with old label, "Brevoort" written on it and pasted on glass at lower left, ca. 1845-47. Identified as Henry Brevoort (1791-1874), a descendant of old Dutch stock from New Amsterdam, and in the 1840s was one of New York City's few millionaires. His father had owned a farm roughly bounded by 8th St. and 4th Ave. and 13th St. and 6th Ave; as some of most valuable real estate in Manhattan, his son benefited from the gradual sale of this land, in addition to shrewd investments in the stock market. As an agent for John Jacob Astor in the fur trade, he met author Washington Irving in Montreal; they became life-long friends and corresponded for half a century. Brevoort wrote the first New York newspaper review of Irving's Sketch Book, singling out "Rip Van Winkle" for special praise. Brevoort's son, James Carson, served as Irving's personal secretary in 1838 when the latter was U.S. minister to Spain.

John Plumbe Jr. was probably the most famous of photographers in the 1840s. In addition to owning nearly a score of galleries in the U.S., Liverpool and Paris, Plumbe was involved in the manufacture of many items used in the dagguerreian process. By 1847 he began selling off galleries to his operators and by 1848 he withdrew from photography altogether. Something of a visionary, as early as 1838 he proposed a railroad to the Pacific, several times petitioning Congress for a survey west of the Mississippi; he was not successful, having written memorials to Congress as late as 1851. He committed suicide in 1857. The image offered here was most likely part of Plumbe's influencial series of prominent Americans. Given the vast number of daguerreotypes turned out by his galleries, it is more accurate to describe nearly all images attributed to Plumbe as "Studio of," though a prominent and wealthy New Yorker such as Henry Brevoort was certainly in a position to request Plumbe's presence, either as operator or at the very least overseeing the sitting. Accompanying this half-plate is a sixth plate of Brevoort, by an unidentified photographer, unsealed, in a whole case. Both pieces were part of the estate of Grenville Kane, a nephew of James Carson Brevoort. Kane died in the 1940s, though these and several other pieces did not become available until the 1960s, and are being offered for the first time at public auction

E. 3,000-5,000
3,500
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Autographs and Ephemera
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Photography-Related Items
1997-04-08
Autographs and Civil War
 
Robert H. Vance. Half-plate daguerreotype, old seals, whole case with velvet lining stamped "R.H. Vance's Premium Daguerrean Galleries San Francisco, Sacremento & Marysville." circa 1853. The sitters are identified as James P. Robinson of Sacramento, and his wife Mary Caroline Cutter. An superb print of the daguererotype was made at an unknown later date (signed "Fuji N.Y.") with comments on back from a descendant dated 1967, noting that Robinson came from Sacramento and later resided in New York. The date of their marriage is given as Sept. 7, 1853 and we can assume the daguerreotype was made around this time, given the prominence of Mrs. Robinson's ring. Accompanying the image are two photographs of Mr. Robinson, undated, showing him in middle and old age.

Robert Vance, considered the premier photographer of the California gold rush, is best remembered for his series of 300 whole plate daguerreotypes showing scenes of the gold mining camps and views of California in general. Shipped to New York in late 1851 for exhibition, and accompanied by a detailed catalog, they made a great impact on the public, yet Vance lost money on the venture. He sold the collection to Jeremiah Gurney in 1852, who in turn sold it to John H. Fitzgibbon of St. Louis, who sold his gallery in 1861. Whether Vance's collection was part of this sale is unknown - it's ultimate fate remains a mystery. This half-plate daguerreotype of Mr. and Mrs. James P. Robinson, descended in the family of the sitters, is offered for the first time at public auction

E. 3,000-5,000
4,000
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Autographs and Ephemera
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Photography-Related Items
1997-04-08
Autographs and Civil War
 
Jeremiah Gurney. Quarter-plate daguerreotype of a young man, resealed, case (separated), "J. Gurney/189 Broadway N.Y." blind stamped on mat at B.R.,

E. 400-500
300
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Photography-Related Items
1997-04-08
Autographs and Civil War
 
[Daguerreotype]. Quarter-plate, resealed, whole case, an image of three sisters, two seated, their dresses attractively hand-tinted in peach, lilac and red, with slip written at a much later date identifying them as Aunts Louisa Whittmore, Lizzie Manson and Emma Whittmore, some solarization at the edges, nevertheless a wonderful image

E. 1,000-1,500
1,200
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Photography-Related Items
1997-04-08
Autographs and Civil War
 
[Daguerreotypes]. Two sixth plate images of a pair of folk paintings - husband and wife, the former holding a quill pen, the latter with a flower, in a single case, each with attractive case maker's label, resealed

E. 500-600
475
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Photography-Related Items
1997-04-08
Autographs and Civil War
 
[Daguerreotype]. Half-plate of two women in three-quarter case, resealed. The seated woman is Mary Caroline Cutter (see lot 2313), some scratches and light swipes, still a very attractive image

E. 250-350
575
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Autographs and Ephemera
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Photography-Related Items
1997-04-08
Autographs and Civil War
 
[Daguerreotype]. Broadside, DAGUERREOTYPE SALOON, printed by Henry Tillinghast of Providence for a itinerant daguerreian, J.A. Foster, who announces, "Having devoted some time to the business, and being prepared with a good apparatus, he feels confident in assuring the public that all Pictures taken by him shall give entire satisfaction. All who wish to obtain a GOOD LIKENESS Will Remember To Call At His SALOON without delay, as his stay in the village will be limited." 6-1/8 x 9 in., tiny tear in extreme bottom right corner, still exceptionally choice and Very Fine

E. 400-500
525
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