WELCOME TO INVALUABLE
Be the first to know about
the latest online auctions.
Please enter a valid email address (name@host.com)
Sign Up »
PS: We value your privacy
Thank you!
 
 
Want to learn more
about online auctions?
Take a Quick Tour »
 
Invaluable cannot guarantee the accuracy of translations through Google Translate and disclaims any responsibility for inaccurate translations.
Show translation options

Lot 300: (AMERICANA) Group of 45 rare tintypes, most of of which are cased, comprising special occupationals, unusual studies of animals, milita

ART & STORYTELLING: PHOTOGRAPHS & PHOTOBOOKS

by Swann Auction Galleries

25 October 2016

New York, NY, USA

Live Auction
Sold
  • (AMERICANA) Group of 45 rare tintypes, most of of which are cased, comprising special occupationals, unusual studies of animals, milita
  • (AMERICANA) Group of 45 rare tintypes, most of of which are cased, comprising special occupationals, unusual studies of animals, milita
  • (AMERICANA) Group of 45 rare tintypes, most of of which are cased, comprising special occupationals, unusual studies of animals, milita
Looking for the realised and estimated price?

Description: (AMERICANA)
Group of 45 rare tintypes, most of of which are cased, comprising special occupationals, unusual studies of animals, military images, bicycling enthusiasts, entrepreneurs, artists, and more.
With 6 half-plates (including snipers [wallpaper hangers] posing in front of a long fence with theatrical broadsides, and Union officers posing in front of their tent); 9 quarter-plates (including a miner with a pickaxe, a figure posing as Uncle Sam, and a musician with his trombone); 28 sixth-plates (including firemen, a barber, a man and his rooster, an African American gentleman, and carpenters); and 2 ninth-plates (including an owl perched on a chair); most are in leather or Union cases. 1860s-90s

Notes: WITH--Group of more than 20 ambrotypes featuring landscapes, portraits, and curious hobbyists. Comprising a whole-plate of Niagara Falls; 3 half-plates, including a pair of variant images depicting a tropical setting; 6 quarter-plates, including a military figure and his trombone (with a note from his beloved, Addie); 10 sixth-plates (with a woman posing in front of her shop and a young man attacking his paramour with a sword); and 3 ninth-plates, including a rabbit on a table; most are housed in full or half leather cases, 2 in Union cases. 1850s-60s.

From the Collection of Harry Amdur.

View Additional Images of This Lot

Lot title
$0 (starting bid)
Lot title
$0 (starting bid)
Lot title
$0 (starting bid)
 
Lot title
$0 (starting bid)
Lot title
$0 (starting bid)
Lot title
$0 (starting bid)
 
Lot title
$0 (starting bid)
Lot title
$0 (starting bid)
Lot title
$0 (starting bid)