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Sale 764A — Autographs and Historical Documents

Sale Date — Saturday, 10 December, 1994

Category — Photographs

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
526
 
Sale Number 764A, Lot Number 526, Photographs[Daguerreotype], [Daguerreotype][Daguerreotype]. Unknown photographer; sixth-plate of a young man; in case

E. 150-200
85
527
 
Sale Number 764A, Lot Number 527, Photographs[Daguerreotype], [Daguerreotype][Daguerreotype]. Unknown photgrapher; sixth-plate of a gentleman in uniform (band leader?); in half-case

E. 200-250
170
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528°
 
Sale Number 764A, Lot Number 528, Photographs[Daguerreotypes], [Daguerreotypes][Daguerreotypes]. Unknown photographer. Gold watch locket with two images, each 1-1/16 in. diameter, showing mother & daughter, simple hand-tinting, choice condition

E. 300-400
300
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529
 
[Daguerreotypes]. Lot of 16, most are sixth-plates (includes 1 half-plate), most in half-cases, images incl. two girls (in Hesler case), young couple, old woman, old man w/ cane, mother & son, young man (accompanied by a CDV of same image), etc., faults incl. tarnish and/or fading, though most appear restorable

E. 400-500
0
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530
 
[Cases]. Three plastic cases, includes matched pair with renaissance couple playing chess (images inside are man & woman ambrotypes), and case with farming vignette with beehive, plow, etc., and ambrotype of man, Very Fine, scarce designs

E. 150-200
70
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531
 
[Ambrotypes]. 50 different, many in cases or half-cases, images of men & women plus one picture of a house and carriage, various sizes

E. 400-500
300
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532
 
[Tintypes]. 160 different, men & women, various sizes incl. one whole plate and one -1/2 plate, some in paper sleeves incl. booklet style "Automatic Photograph Machine Co." with illus. cover, includes some interesting late 19th century & early 20th group images, nice lot

E. 250-350
260
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533
 
[Children]. Includes group of 12 ambrotypes, 16 tintypes and 70 CDVs, a number of the first group in cases or half-cases

E. 400-500
160
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534
 
Sale Number 764A, Lot Number 534, PhotographsMathew Brady, Mathew BradyMathew Brady. Albumen print, 8-7/8 x 6-3/8 in., pencil title on mount recto: "Genl. Meade Head Quarters Gettysburgh". In reality this was the house of a freedman near Cemetery Ridge; the corpse of the horse is real but the dead soldier is actually one of Brady's men

E. 600-800
550
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535
 
Sale Number 764A, Lot Number 535, PhotographsAttributed to Mathew Brady, Attributed to Mathew BradyAttributed to Mathew Brady. Posed "under fire" view, albumen print, 9 x 7 in., mounted, pencil title on mount recto at bottom right: "Fort Rodgers one mile from Petersburgh Taken under fire", annotated "9436" in negative

E. 600-800
900
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536
 
Sale Number 764A, Lot Number 536, PhotographsAlexander Gardner, Alexander GardnerAlexander Gardner. View of Richmond, albumen print, 8-3/4 x 7-1/8 in., mounted, penciled "Richmond" on mount recto at bottom right, illustrated in The Image of War, Vol. 6, p. 278 where it is described as "probably Alexander Gardner"

E. 600-800
600
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537
 
Sale Number 764A, Lot Number 537, PhotographsAlexander Gardner, Alexander GardnerAlexander Gardner. Albumen print, 8-7/8 x 7 in., mounted, penciled title on mount recto, "Richmond"

E. 600-800
625
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538
 
Alexander Gardner. Carte-de-viste of a former slave, found among the papers of Lucien Jones with typed note, "Uncle Ferry a Faithful Slave, friend and companion Body servant of Mr. James Green and Mr. James Anderson 1864,"", Gardner imprint on back, with 2c Revenue (faults), faint paper clip mark on background of image

E. 150-200
400
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539
 
Sale Number 764A, Lot Number 539, Photographs"Richmond, "Richmond"Richmond." Unknown photographer, possibly Alexander Gardner. Albumen print, 8-1/4 x 6-1/2 in., mounted, penciled title on mount recto at bottom right, used as the frontispiece of The Image of War Vol. 6

E. 400-500
625
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540
 
Sale Number 764A, Lot Number 540, PhotographsA.J. Russell, A.J. RussellA.J. Russell. Albumen print, 8-3/4 x 6-3/4 in., mounted, pencil title on mount recto at bottom right: "Dutch Gap". Dated in The Image of War as 1864

E. 500-600
200
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541
 
Sale Number 764A, Lot Number 541, Photographs"Battery & Obstruction in front of Fort Darling, "Battery & Obstruction in front of Fort Darling"Battery & Obstruction in front of Fort Darling. Penciled title on mount recto of albumen print, 8-3/8 x 6-1/2 in., photographer unknown

E. 400-500
200
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542
 
Sale Number 764A, Lot Number 542, PhotographsThe Crater, The CraterThe Crater. Unknown photographer. 1865 albumen print, 8-1/4 x 6-3/8 in., penciled title mount verso, "Mines in front of Petersburgh". A slightly cropped print of this appears in The Image of War, Vol. 6, p. 240

E. 400-500
500
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543
 
Sale Number 764A, Lot Number 543, Photographs"Lewis House Beauregards Head Quarters First Bull Run." Penciled title on mount recto of albumen print, 9 x 7 in, "Lewis House Beauregards Head Quarters First Bull Run." Penciled title on mount recto of albumen print, 9 x 7 in"Lewis House Beauregards Head Quarters First Bull Run." Penciled title on mount recto of albumen print, 9 x 7 in., photographer unknown

E. 400-500
350
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544
 
Sale Number 764A, Lot Number 544, Photographs"Richmond, "Richmond"Richmond." Unknown photographer. Albumen print, 8-7/8 x 7 in., penciled caption on mount recto at bottom right

E. 400-500
525
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545
 
Sale Number 764A, Lot Number 545, Photographs"Tomb of Mary Washington, "Tomb of Mary Washington"Tomb of Mary Washington." Penciled title on mount recto of albumen print showing lone soldier marching in foreground, 8-1/2 x 6-7/8 in., photographer unknown, annotated "9212" in negative

E. 300-400
325
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546
 
[Civil War]. 8 albumen prints, each 9 x 7 in. or larger, unknown photographers, subjects include Aiken House (Meade's Headquarters); Capitol Square, Monument of Washington; Charleston (probably early post-war); Custom House, Richmond; Fredericksburg; Grave of John Calhoun; Iron Bridge Norfolk & Petersburg RR; Pennsylvania College (Gettysburg); each mounted, with penciled title on mount recto

E. 750-1,000
425
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547
 
[Civil War]. 37 items, includes outdoor tinytype of soldier with rifle & revolver, tent in background; tintype of two soldiers with woman & child; tiny gilt-edged album with minature tintypes of various family members including one very young looking soldier; various CDVs incl. officers and generals (Grant, Scott, etc.), Lincoln mourning CDV, etc., interesting lot

E. 400-500
800
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548
 
Carte-de-visites. Approx. 530 different, mostly American but includes a group of cabinet photos of various London actors, Fine lot

E. 600-800
230
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549
 
Sale Number 764A, Lot Number 549, Photographs[New York City], [New York City][New York City]. Unknown photographer. Two pieces, includes image showing Railroad Terminal, 42nd St., ca. 1870, 19-3/4 x 17 in., mounted; also a 2nd photograph showing church next to same terminal, 16-3/4 x 20-1/4 in., mounted; latter photo with some scratches and light soiling

E. 750-1,000
425
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550
 
Sale Number 764A, Lot Number 550, Photographs[New York City], [New York City][New York City]. Unknown photographer, "Dr. Tyng's Church- Madison Avenue and 42nd St.- 1870.", 16 x 12 in. Need description completed what the hell is this?

E. 300-500
0
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551
 
[Stereo Views]. Keystone's "Tour of the World", 101-200, these being American views, in original case, images are bright & fresh

E. 150-200
75
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552
 
Sale Number 764A, Lot Number 552, Photographs[Circus], [Circus][Circus]. Unknown photographer, 4 albumen prints, 4-5/8 x 3-5/8 in., each mounted, ca. 1880s, 4 views of a parade going through the streets of New York, with spectator reaction: 8 elephants; 2 cowsboys; 2 horse-drawn chariots; two Indians, incl. squaw with papoose; the last has owner's hs on verso and penciled copying instructions

E. 1,000-1,500
300
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553
 
[William F. Cody]. Five amateur photos, 5 x 4-1/8 in., of Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, one shows Cody on horseback with Indians in background; a similiar shot shows him tipping his hat to the audience; others show members of his show, mostly on horseback, tents & wagons in background, etc.

E. 250-350
260
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554
 
Sale Number 764A, Lot Number 554, Photographs[Spanish American War], [Spanish American War][Spanish American War]. Unknown photographer. "67 Bodies of the dead Sailors & Marines recovered from the Battleship Maine, after lying in Havana Harbor for 14 years," penciled note on back of sepia-toned gelatin silver print, 13-1/2 x 9-3/4 in., 1912; accompanied by 3 other photographs, two showing wake on board ship, other with caption, "Sinking of the Old Battleship Maine in Mid-Ocean", last has split into two pieces

E. 400-500
250
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555
 
W.H. Palcorn. "George W. Shaw Helena State Fair 1900,", sepia-toned gelatin silver print, 8-3/4 x 6-1/2 in., mounted, with title penciled in bottom margin, signed on back with address (partly readable) "...Room, Butte Mont."

E. 100-150
50
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556
 
Sale Number 764A, Lot Number 556, PhotographsNicola Perscheid, Nicola PerscheidNicola Perscheid. Portrait of Roentgen, photogravure, 9-1/8 x 6-7/8 in., on 15-1/2 x 12 in. board, 1906, printed signature in margin, accompanied by a print of Roentgen's X-ray photograph of his wife's hand with printed caption in German and this note penned on back: "From Roentgen's laboratory. Dept. of Physics, University of Wurzburg 1948 E U.S. Army"

E. 250-350
0
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557
 
Sale Number 764A, Lot Number 557, Photographs[Long Island], [Long Island][Long Island]. Unknown photographer, "Field Music 6th Regt. Patchogue.", albumen print, 9-1/2 x 7-5/8 in., ca. 1915-1920, mounted

E. 200-250
75
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558
 
Sale Number 764A, Lot Number 558, Photographs[Paleontology], [Paleontology][Paleontology]. J.L. Wortmann posed with several dinosaur bones, 7-1/2 x 9-1/2 in., ca. 1910, mounted,

E. 200-250
270
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559
 
[Paleontology]. "Dacosaurus maximus" title in ink on sepia-toned gelatin print, 8-3/4 x 6-1/2 in., mounted; from the collection of Henry Fairfield Osborn

E. 200-250
0
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560
 
Sale Number 764A, Lot Number 560, Photographs[Paleontology], [Paleontology][Paleontology]. Hall of Inguanodons, Brussels, sepia-toned gelatin silver print, 6-3/8 x 4 in., 1921, mounted with inscription at bottom and signed on back by L. Dollo; from the collection of Henry Fairfield Osborn

E. 200-250
210
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561
 
Sale Number 764A, Lot Number 561, PhotographsArnold Genthe, Arnold GentheArnold Genthe. Ruth St. Denis. Standing Pose in Transparent Gown." Gelatin silver print, 6 x 9-1/2 in., No. 76 in "A Survey Exhibition," Staten Island Museum, 1975

E. 300-500
0
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562
 
Sale Number 764A, Lot Number 562, PhotographsArnold Genthe, Arnold GentheArnold Genthe. Irma Duncan. Head and Shoulders Profile to Left. Gelatin silver print, 7 x 5 in., No. 36 in "A Survey Exhibition", Staten Island Museum, 1975

E. 300-500
0
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563
 
Sale Number 764A, Lot Number 563, PhotographsArnold Genthe, Arnold GentheArnold Genthe. Irma Duncan, toned gelatin silver print, early 1920s, 9-5/8 x 5-1/2 in.

E. 300-500
0
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564
 
Sale Number 764A, Lot Number 564, PhotographsErich Salomon, Erich SalomonErich Salomon. Candid shot of Albert Einstein, holding cigar & drink, and listening to Ramsey McDonald, with Robert Millikan and three other (unidentified) men, 1932. Gelatin silver print, 11-1/2 x 7-1/4 in., on back in black ink is photographer's signature with NOT FOR PUBLICATI[ON] in same hand, small typed label and additional dated label originally pasted on back in hand of Henry Fairfield Osborn of the Museum of Natural History, very slightly trimmed at top, some discoloration in bottom portion of image, not affecting main figures; found among Osborn's papers and offered for the first time

E. 250-350
475
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565
 
Sale Number 764A, Lot Number 565, PhotographsFritz Henle, Fritz HenleFritz Henle. "Bowery- Concert." Gelatin silver print, 1946. Photographer's handstamped signature on back with penciled title & date

E. 200-250
210
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566
 
[Korean War]. 9 gelatin silver prints of Douglas MacArthur and others, each 13-7/8 x 11 in., labels on back with typed descriptions and various photo credits, as prepared by the Defense Dept., 1950

E. 400-500
0
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