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Later Images

Two African American Tintype Portraits, One Postmortem
American, second half 19th century

Tintype of deceased mother and child; mother’s pupils are completely dilated. Another, probably marriage, portrait with a different woman and her husband. [Mary Cohlnson] inscribed on reverse with initials [C.G.G.]. Please call for discussion. (Dimensions: approx. 4” by 2.5”)



Tintype, Photograph of Painting, Girl with Cat, Sixth Plate

(Modern matt and frame measuring: 5 by 4.25”)



Photographs, Indian Scout Motorcycles in Police Service, Springfield Police Department
Circa 1931
A collection of three large photographs by E. Drake, Springfield; and a small photo, the verso inscribed, “Marra / first Springfield motorcycle patrolman / early 1900’s”

(Unframed photos: 4.75 by 3”, 14 by 12”, 13.75 by 12”; framed photo: 16.25 by 12.75”)

$1,250 for the lot


Cabinet Card, Indian Medicine Show, Sagwa; Cure All Product!
Back marked, J. O. Hanigan / Photographer / Warsaw, N.Y.

Printed in pencil on back is: Edward Thorn (Grandpa), Eddie Thorn – High Wire & Jugler [sic] is listed in Buffalo Bills Wild West, Season of 1900, Route Book, Under Performers & Curios. The image inscribed – Okolalie – Dr. Palmas and Grandpa Thorn. (8.25 by 5.25")



Miniature Portrait of Jacob Lindenberger
Circa 1804
Depicted in a Cabinet Card
Circa 1880

The card is inscribed on verso: "Jacob Lindenberger taken from a miniature which was painted in London Eng in 1804, when he was about 23 years of age." Excellent.
Dimensions: 6.5 by 4.25-inches.


205-32 - SOLD

Rare Pair of Miniature Folk Portraits of a Young Attractive Couple
Circa 1820
Depicted in a Pair of Ninth-Plate Tinted Tintypes
Circa 1865

The tintypes are framed together in a hinged, double-sided thermoplastic case. Very good.
Dimensions of each: 2.5 by 2-inches.



Miniature Folk Portrait
Attractive Young Woman Wearing a Bonnet
Circa 1835
Depicted in a Carte de Viste
Circa 1870

The back has a printed logo of "Grotcloss, Photographer, 228 1/2 Bleecker Street, cor Carmine, New York". Excellent.
Dimensions: 4 by 2.5-inches.



Folk Portrait
Standing Little Boy at Top of a Stairway
In an Exterior Landscape
Circa 1860
Depicted in a Carte de Viste
Circa 1875

The back is printed with the logo of "B. F. Ferguson, Artist, S. W. Corner 8th & Arch, Philada, Photographs taken in every style, plain or colored. Also photo-miniatures". Clipped corners, otherwise excellent.
Dimensions: 4 by 2.5-inches.



Folk Portrait of a Young Woman Draped in a Shawl
Circa 1850
Depicted in a Carte de Viste
Circa 1870

The Carte de viste is inscribed on verso: "Caroline Kelsey". Clipped top corners, otherwise excellent.
Dimensions: 4 by 2.5-inches.



Miniature Folk Portrait of Anna Lindenberger
Baltimore, Maryland
Depicted in a Cabinet Card
Circa 1880

The card is inscribed on verso: "Anna Lindenberger taken from a miniature which was painted in baltimore in 1838, when she was about 53 years of age." Excellent.
Dimensions: 6.5 by 4.25-inches.

205-33 - SOLD

Folk Portrait
Solemn Young Woman in Profile
Probably Watercolor on Paper
Circa 1845
Depicted in a Carte de Viste
Circa 1870

Excellent condition.
Dimensions: 4 by 2.5-inches.



Two Photographs of Young Women

Ambrotype of a Young Woman
Wearing a Large Painted Brooch
Dimensions: 2 7/8 by 2 3/8" case.

Tintype of a Young Woman
With Long Curls

Previous Offerings or Gone to New Homes

1904 St. Louis World's Fair Photograph Album
(111-photos; each approximately 8 13/16 by 6.75-inches)
And...letter presenting album signed by D.R. Francis, Exposition President
Circa 1906
Rare And Important - SOLD

Album of Louisiana Purchase Exposition Photos & Letter Signed by D. R. Lewis, Exposition President, c. 1906 - Collection of 100 photos of the 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition, also called the St. Louis World's Fair, in an album presented to the Director and Chairman of the Committee on Sanitation of the Louisiana Purchase Exposition Company, includes pictures of William Howard Taft, then Secretary of War, delivering an address, the presentation letter is signed in pen by D. R. Francis, President of the Louisiana Purchase Exposition Company as well as former Mayor of St. Louis and Governor of Missouri, the letter is faded almost to obscurity and the covers of the album are missing. Images not limited to, include Native Americans, foreign peoples, architecture; VIP's, statues, street scenes and animals such as elephants on slides.
(Album measures approximately 13 x 10 x 3-inches.)

771-1 - SOLD

Photo, 19th Century Horse Drawn Apparatus, Firemen, Fire Station, Gamewell Box
Boston, Circa 1899 to 1905
16 North Grove Street; now Mass General Hospital parking garage - SOLD

(Photo in very good condition; period walnut frame with gilt liner; frame: 13.75 by 11.75", sight-size: 9.5 by 7.5")

216-494 - SOLD

Photogravure, Geronimo, Apache
By Edward S. Curtis - SOLD

From Wikipedia: "Geronimo - Apache (1905) Description by Edward S. Curtis: This portrait of the historical old Apache was made in March, 1905. According to Geronimo's calculation he was at the time seventy-six years of age, thus making the year of his birth 1829. The picture was taken at Carlisle, Pennsylvania, the day before the inauguration of President Roosevelt, Geronimo being one of the warriors who took part in the inaugural parade at Washington. He appreciated the honor of being one of those chosen for this occasion, and the catching of his features while the old warrior was in a retrospective mood was most fortunate."

From Wikipedia: "This image came from The North American Indian by Edward S. Curtis. These images were published between 1907 and 1930"

About the image being offered:

Geronimo-Apache: Frame 23.75 by 18.25 View 16.25 by 10.75 Actual Tissue size: 12" by 17"
Upper left: "Plate 2"
Lower left: "Geronimo Apache"
Lower Center: "From Copyright Photograph 1907 by E. S. Curtis"
Lower Right: "Photogravure John Andrew and Son"

Exceptional authentic example, possibly one of the overruns on India Proof or Gambi Tissue Paper. Although this iconic image of Geronimo presents very nicely in the current frame, we would recommend a minor investment in a museum mounting to preserve this image for the generations to come. The current owner self mounted the photogravure on acid free using common tape, and there are now very minor paper losses to each corner where the tape remains affixed. Losses are invisible under matting, and we have obtained an estimate of 300-500 for restoration (details available), plus the cost of appropriate museum quality mat.

346-43 - SOLD

Antique Fishing-Camp Photograph
Typically Adirondack
Circa 1900-1910 - SOLD

As depicted, still-life...campfire with skillet, coffee rod with conventional reel, creel, and net. Original oak frame with great patina. (Frame: 22 x 17.5 inches; view: 17.5 x 13 inches.)

110-376 - SOLD

Unidentified Sergeant
11th U.S. Infantry Regiment
Circa 1861 - 1862 - SOLD

Tintype of seated Union sergeant in frock coat, with shoulder scales...a Model 1858 McDowell pattern cap with "11" on the front rests on a table beside him, his buttons, scales and the numbers are picked out in gold, stamped brass mat, red plush interior, stamped leather case remains in excellent condition. (3.25-inches x 3.75-inches.)

771-2 - SOLD

Folk Portrait of a Lady Wearing a Bonnet
Attributed to Erastus Salisbury Field (1805-1900)
Circa 1835
Depicted in a Half-Plate Tinted Tintype

Circa 1855
The tintype has no case. Excellent.
Dimensions: 5.5 by 4.25-inches.

205-15 - SOLD

Lot of Nine Tintypes - SOLD

Union Now & Forever mat on one.
Dimensions: range from 2.875 by 2.375-inches to 4.25 by 3.25-inches.

576-9 - SOLD

Quarter Plate Tintype
Soldier and Two Friends - SOLD

Quarter plate tintype of soldier wearing shell jacket and trousers with stripe down sides seated beside two dapper civilian friends. The images mounted within a stamped brass mat, no case; very good condition. (4 .25-inches x 3 .25-inches in mat.)

146-44 - SOLD

Tintype of a Young Man
In a stamped case with gold trim - SOLD

Good condition.
Dimensions: 2.875 by 2.375-inch case.

576-30 - SOLD

Photo Album With 53-Images
The Jerome Family
The Comstock Family...including Albert and James in uniform
With Boyhood Image of Frank Jerome...and CDV's as CW Soldier
Waterford and New London, Connecticut - SOLD

Two CDV's of Civil War Soldiers and a Leather Bound Family Album
The Union soldiers, one wearing an enlisted foot overcoat and identified as Frank Jerome, the other with a Hardee hat that an "8" within the Infantry horn. The album, with a stamped leather and gilt cover secured with two brass straps, has numerous CDV's of members of the Jerome family as well as pictures of all four 1884 Presidential and Vice Presidential candidates - Cleveland & Hendricks, Blaine & Logan - clipped from a Quaker Bitters advertisement. CW CDV's marked Morgan & Bolles, New London, CT on reverse and in very good condition. Album has wear along edges but no splits; pages are solid, latches very good.

Also, a pair of CDV's depicting two brothers from Waterford, CT. Corporal Albert O. Comstock (1842 - 1863) enlisted into "H" Co., 14th CT Infantry on 7/24/1862. He died of illness on 12/11/1863. He is shown wearing a sack coat and corporal's stripes.
His brother, James was commissioned into "H" Co. 14th CT Infantry as a 2nd Lieutenant on 7/17/1862 and discharged for a disability on 12/14/1862. He is wearing an officer's frock coat, sash, and second lieutenant's shoulder straps. The corners are cut and there is staining on the CDV of Lieutenant Comstock (As depicted). The CDV of Corporal Comstock has light soiling in the upper right; it is signed with back-mark for N.A. & R.A. Moore, Photographers on the reverse.

The album contains 49-additional images of the soldiers' relatives. Measures 8.5 by 6 by 2-inches.

110-320 - SOLD

A Very Rare Pair of Miniature Folk Portraits
James and Margaret Barnes
Watercolor on Paper
Attributed to James Sanford Ellsworth (1802/3-1874)
Circa 1850
Depicted in a Pair of Carte de Vistes
Circa 1870

Inscribed on verso of the man: "James Barnes born 1773. This photograph is a copy of a painting done at his home in Cheshire about 1850. Born Apr 16 1773."
Inscribed on verso of the woman: "Margaret Bell Barnes a photographic copy of a painting done at her home in Cheshire about 1850."
Each is marked at lower margin "Grannis, Waterbury, Conn."
Dimensions of each: 4 by 2.5-inches.

205-30 - SOLD

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