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Auction Description for Swann: ART & STORYTELLING: PHOTOGRAPHS & PHOTOBOOKS
Auction Description:
Exhibition & Sale Schedule: Sale 2426 – Art & Storytelling: Photographs & Photobooks – begins at 1:00pm in New York on Tuesday, Oct 25.   All material in Sale 2426 on display at our premises in New York City, 104 East 25th Street, as follows: Thurs, Oct 20: Noon to 5pm – Fri, Oct 21: Noon to 5pm – Sat, Oct 22: Noon to 5pm – Mon, Oct 24: Noon to 5pm – Tues, Oct 25: 10am to Noon.

ART & STORYTELLING: PHOTOGRAPHS & PHOTOBOOKS (418 Lots)

by Swann Auction Galleries


418 lots with images

25 October 2016

Live Auction

New York, NY, USA

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(CIRCLE OF ANNA ATKINS) Adiantum Capillis-Veneris, Madeira from the Hatton Fern Album.

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Description: (CIRCLE OF ANNA ATKINS) Adiantum Capillis-Veneris, Madeira from the Hatton Fern Album. Cyanotype, the image measuring approximately 12 1/2x7 1/2 inches (31.8x19.1 cm.), with the title, in ink, on recto; framed with the original specimen mounted with tiny stitches to a cream-colored sheet measuring at least 12 3/4x9 3/4 inches (31.8x24.8 cm.). Circa 1850

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FRANCIS FRITH. Egypt and Palestine, Volumes I & II.

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Description: FRANCIS FRITH. Egypt and Palestine, Volumes I & II. A pair of volumes, with a total of 74 photographs. Each comprised of 37 photographs depicting people and architecture of Egypt, including the Pyramids, Palestine, Jerusalem, and several holy sites. Albumen prints, the images measuring approximately 4 3/4x6 1/4 to 6 1/4x9 inches (12.1x15.9 to 15.9x22.9 cm.), and the reverse, all but 3 with Frith's signature in the negative and some with his plate number in the negative, and with his letterpress credit, caption, and date, on mount recto. Folios (2), gilt-lettered green leather; scattered foxing, some contents loose; all edges gilt. 1857 London: James S. Virtue, 1863

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FRANCIS FRITH. Lower Egypt and Thebes.

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Description: FRANCIS FRITH. Lower Egypt and Thebes. A volume of 37 photographs of the architecture at Cairo, the Great Pyramids of Giza, and the ruined and partly-excavated temples of Thebes and Karnac. Albumen prints, the images measuring approximately 6 1/4x8 to 6 1/4x9 inches (15.9x20.3 to 15.9x22.9 cm.), and the reverse, all but 2 with Frith's signature in the negative and about half with his plate number in the negative, and with his letterpress credit, caption, and date, on mount recto. Folio, gilt-lettered green leather, slight edgewear; scattered foxing; all edges gilt. London: William Mackenzie, (1863)

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ALEXANDRE BOUGAULT (active 1890s-1910s) Selection of 47 photographs of Algeria.

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Description: ORIENTALISM--ALGERIA ALEXANDRE BOUGAULT (active 1890s-1910s) Selection of 47 photographs of Algeria. Including intimate, winding street scenes; sublime desert landscapes utilizing a dramatic play of light and shade; women in encampments and interacting together (including smoking); men and women in traditional dress; children playing; men on camels and praying; lush oases; striking portraits; and much more. Sepia-toned silver prints, the images measuring 11x4 3/8 to 9 3/4x11 3/4 inches (27.9x11.1 to 24.8x29.8 cm.), and the reverse, approximately 29 with a Bougault blind stamp (usually the small oval) on recto, and nearly all with a number or caption identifying the location or scene, in pencil, on verso. Circa 1890-1915

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(AFRICAN AMERICANS) Group of 4 hard images, including a sixth-plate daguerreotype portrait of an African American woman.

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Description: (AFRICAN AMERICANS) Group of 4 hard images, including a sixth-plate daguerreotype portrait of an African American woman. Also with sixth-plates of a cabin with figures (tintype) and a fashionably attired gentleman (ambrotype), and a ninth-plate tintype of 3 men; the first in a wallet-like leather case and the others in half leather cases. Circa 1845-65

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(MIXED MEDIA) Half-plate daguerreotype of a boy posing with a sailboat.

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Description: (MIXED MEDIA) Half-plate daguerreotype of a boy posing with a sailboat. The image in a decorative overmat; with a lock of the sitter's blonde hair pinned to the velvet lining; in a leather case. Circa 1855

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(AMERICAN PORTRAITS) Group of 41 sixth-plate daguerreotype portraits, including one attributed to Southworth & Hawes.

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Description: (AMERICAN PORTRAITS) Group of 41 sixth-plate daguerreotype portraits, including one attributed to Southworth & Hawes. With Victorian men and women beautifully attired; most in leather cases (some separated at hinge). 1850s

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(DAGUERREIAN PORTRAITURE) Group of 30 daguerreotype portraits, including lovely women, ambitious men, loving couples, and well-heeled f

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Description: (DAGUERREIAN PORTRAITURE) Group of 30 daguerreotype portraits, including lovely women, ambitious men, loving couples, and well-heeled families. Includes 28 half-plate daguerreotype portraits and 2 slightly larger daguerreotype studies; nearly all in full leather cases (some separated at hinge) and 2 in Union cases. 1850s

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(CHILDREN) Group of 28 charming daguerreian portraits of children and young adults, who are mostly depicted alone, some with siblings o

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Description: (CHILDREN) Group of 28 charming daguerreian portraits of children and young adults, who are mostly depicted alone, some with siblings or parents. With 7 beautiful half-plate portraits, including 2 of mothers and daughters and one of adolescent twin girls; 2 stereos, one a study of a young blonde boy and a Mascher view of a young girl; 4 quarter-plates; 13 sixth-plates; and 2 ninth-plates; most are in full leather cases. 1850s

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(HARVARD) JOHN ADAMS WHIPPLE (1822-1891) Pair of whole-plate daguerreian composites of students said to be graduates of Harvard Medical

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Description: (HARVARD) JOHN ADAMS WHIPPLE (1822-1891) Pair of whole-plate daguerreian composites of students said to be graduates of Harvard Medical School, classes of 1850 and 1851. Both are in elliptical mats and contemporary seals; in leather cases, the second is separated at the hinge. 1850-51

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JESSE WHITEHURST (1819/20-1875) A trio of elegant daguerreotypes of children.

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Description: JESSE WHITEHURST (1819/20-1875) A trio of elegant daguerreotypes of children. Comprising 2 delicately-tinted half-plate variant portraits of a brother and sister, and a quarter-plate of a child (attributed to Whitehurst) in an off-the-shoulder dress holding a riding crop; in contemporary seals and leather cases, separated at hinges. 1850s

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(MARITIME) Whole-plate ambrotype portrait of a dapper figure, purportedly Capt. George W. Dodge (1830- ?), master of the whaling bark S

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Description: (MARITIME) Whole-plate ambrotype portrait of a dapper figure, purportedly Capt. George W. Dodge (1830- ?), master of the whaling bark Superior (New Bedford, Massachusetts). Dodge is holding a sextant, with a telescope on the table adjacent to him; beautifully hand-tinted; the image measuring 8 1/2x6 3/4 inches (21.6x17.1 cm.); the eleborate Victorian frame 13x11 1/2 inches (33x29.2 cm.). 1856

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(CREDITED PHOTOGRAPHERS) Group of 12 daguerreotypes by identified photographers.

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Description: (CREDITED PHOTOGRAPHERS) Group of 12 daguerreotypes by identified photographers. With a half-plate of a serious-looking girl by Helia, a half-plate of a gentleman by Pollack (of Baltimore), a hand-tinted quarter-plate of mother and infant by Root, a sixth-plate by Plumbe, assorted sixth-plates by Philadelphia- and New York-based photographers, and a ninth-plate by Reimer's Gallery; plus a half-plate ambrotype by Brady; most in leather cases. 1850s

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(EARLY DAGUERREOTYPES) Group of 40 beautifully-lit daguerreian portraits.

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Description: (EARLY DAGUERREOTYPES) Group of 40 beautifully-lit daguerreian portraits. Comprising cute kids, mothers and children, pretty ladies, and handsome men; with 3 quarter-plates and 37 sixth-plates (some are identified); a few hand-tinted and most in leather cases. 1840s

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JEREMIAH GURNEY (1812-1895) A lightly-tinted half-plate daguerreotype portrait of a woman in a lace trimmed off-the-shoulder dress.

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Description: JEREMIAH GURNEY (1812-1895) A lightly-tinted half-plate daguerreotype portrait of a woman in a lace trimmed off-the-shoulder dress. With Gurney's stamped credit on the mat; contemporary seals; in a leather case (separated at hinge). Circa 1855

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(AMERICAN MILITARY) Half-plate daguerreotype of Roland G. Usher (1823-1895).

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Description: (AMERICAN MILITARY) Half-plate daguerreotype of Roland G. Usher (1823-1895). With a handwritten period note laid in indicating that the image was made when he was "first commissioned in the Massachusetts Regiment;" in a leather case. Circa 1850

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(OCCUPATIONALS) Group of 5 ambrotypes, including butchers, a stove salesman, and more.

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Description: (OCCUPATIONALS) Group of 5 ambrotypes, including butchers, a stove salesman, and more. Comprising 3 half-plates, including a study of two butchers, a stove salesman in his wagon, and a cemetery scene; a quarter-plate of a man with a snuff box; and a ninth-plate of a man holding a cased image; 3 in leather cases. 1850s

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(OCCUPATIONALS) Group of 5 British and American vocational studies.

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Description: (OCCUPATIONALS) Group of 5 British and American vocational studies. With a quarter-plate ambrotype of an artist identified as John Harrison; 3 sixth-plate ambrotypes, including a fireman, a carpenter, and a blacksmith; and a sixth-plate gilt-highlighted daguerreotype of a messenger (with an ambro of a woman in the same case); 3 in leather cases. 1850s-60s

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(MEXICAN WAR) Pair of daguerreotypes, comprising an artfully tinted quarter-plate of a bearded officer, which is attributed to Grant of

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Description: (MEXICAN WAR) Pair of daguerreotypes, comprising an artfully tinted quarter-plate of a bearded officer, which is attributed to Grant of New York, and a beautifully gilted half-plate of an officer posing with a sabre. In leather cases (the first separated at hinge). Circa 1848

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(MILITARY) Group of 5 hard images of military figures in full dress.

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Description: (MILITARY) Group of 5 hard images of military figures in full dress. Comprising 2 quarter-plate daguerreotypes, the first of a mustachioed figure posing with a sabre, the second a French maritime war hero, proudly sporting a sabre and 2 medals (in a passe-partout frame); and 3 ambrotypes, including a quarter-plate ambrotype of a British (?) naval officer, a second depicting a sailor before an elaborate backdrop (in a passe-partout frame), and the third a young French or British figure, his kepi and uniform beautifully hand-tinted in bright reds; most are hand-tinted; in half and full leather cases. 1850s

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(EUROPEAN MILITARY) Group of 6 British and French ambrotypes.

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Description: (EUROPEAN MILITARY) Group of 6 British and French ambrotypes. Comprising 4 sixth-plates of soldiers; a quarter-plate of a French boy in uniform; and a ninth-plate relievo-ambrotype of a bearded officer; 3 in half cases; one in a leather case and another in a passe-partout mat; and 3 framed. 1850s-93

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(CIVIL WAR) Group of 26 ambrotypes of officers and soldiers.

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Description: (CIVIL WAR) Group of 26 ambrotypes of officers and soldiers. Including 5 half-plates, one purportedly of I.F. Wells, Maryland, who served in the Confederate Army, others depicting a group of 3 drum corps members along with a Union officer, with a handwritten letter (dated 1880) laid in, and a Confederate fifer and drummer; 4 quarter-plates (one showing a bugler); 13 sixth plates; and 4 ninth plates; most in Union or leather cases (several separated at hinge). Early 1860s

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(CIVIL WAR) Pair of half-plates, comprising a daguerreotype of a soldier (his belt buckle gilted) posing with his father, and an ambrot

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Description: (CIVIL WAR) Pair of half-plates, comprising a daguerreotype of a soldier (his belt buckle gilted) posing with his father, and an ambrotype of an officer in a tropical studio setting, with the American flag draping a table. The first in a contemporary seal and full leather case and the second a leather case (seprated at hinge). Early 1860s

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(CIVIL WAR) Carte-de-visite album with 23 portraits of Union men from New Hampshire and Massachusetts, some are Naval figures.

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Description: (CIVIL WAR) Carte-de-visite album with 23 portraits of Union men from New Hampshire and Massachusetts, some are Naval figures. A few are identified and/or with tax revenue stamps on mount verso. With the photographer Carl Meinerth, Portsmouth, New Hampshire's backmark and those of other New England photographers; plus 3 non-military portraits, including one tintype. 8vo, stamped morocco, all edges gilt; brass clasps. Circa 1863

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(UNION/THERMOPLASTIC CASES) Group of 23 handsome Union cases, comprising 12 half-plates and 11 quarter-plates.

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Description: (UNION/THERMOPLASTIC CASES) Group of 23 handsome Union cases, comprising 12 half-plates and 11 quarter-plates. Some without images; in excellent condition overall. Late 1850s

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(CIVIL WAR) Group of 21 tintypes, including a half-plate of an officer and a woman seated before a tent and a quarter-plate of a young

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Description: (CIVIL WAR) Group of 21 tintypes, including a half-plate of an officer and a woman seated before a tent and a quarter-plate of a young enlistee. Also with 14 sixth-plates of soliders (some holding weapons and including a boy drummer) and 5 ninth-plates; most in half or full leather or Union cases. Early 1860s

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(UNION CASES) Group of 38 beautifully-crafted American cases, including the rare whole-plate

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Description: (UNION CASES) Group of 38 beautifully-crafted American cases, including the rare whole-plate "The Landing of Columbus" and half-plate "The Washington Monument." With many figural scenes and a customized wooden case with a "star" motif; sizes ranging from 3 7/8x2 1/2 to 7 1/8x9 inches (9.9x6.4 to 18.2x22.9 cm.). 1850s

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(MIXED MEDIA & JEWELRY) Group of 14 items, including 3 mixed-media memorial and family group assemblages.

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Description: (MIXED MEDIA & JEWELRY) Group of 14 items, including 3 mixed-media memorial and family group assemblages. The first with a circular daguerreotype of a mustachioed man surrounded by dried flowers, the second with quarter-plate memorial ambrotype of a young woman with a locket of a hair, and the third an early sixth-plate daguerreotype of a patriarch with 2 tintypes and a paper image of his wife and daughters; as well as 11 pieces of jewelry comprising 3 pins, with a daguerreotype and 3 ambrotypes in electroplated gold settings and 4 celluloid pinbacks, a mirror, a Victorian locket, and more. 1850s-1910s

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(AMERICAN AND EUROPEAN PORTRAITURE) Group of 28 daguerreotypes, including images credited to Kilburn (3), Mayall, Root, Skolfield, and

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Description: (AMERICAN AND EUROPEAN PORTRAITURE) Group of 28 daguerreotypes, including images credited to Kilburn (3), Mayall, Root, Skolfield, and Stimpson (2). With a handsome hand-tinted portrait of a man seated by a pillar, a stereo of a reverend, a pretty woman holding daffodils, and more; includes 4 half-plates, 5 quarter-plates, 8 sixth-plates, 7 ninth-plates, a sixteenth-plate, and a stereo; most are in velvet leather cases (a few separated at hinge). 1850s

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(VICTORIAN FAMILIES) Group of 21 strong portraits of American and British family groups.

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Description: (VICTORIAN FAMILIES) Group of 21 strong portraits of American and British family groups. Comprising 16 half-plate daguerreotypes, 4 half-plate ambrotypes, and a quarter-plate daguerreotype; a few are tinted; most in leather cases. 1850s

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(AMBROTYPES) Large group of 67 miscellaneous hard images, including portraits of kids with toys, views of Niagara Falls, a copy of a pa

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Description: (AMBROTYPES) Large group of 67 miscellaneous hard images, including portraits of kids with toys, views of Niagara Falls, a copy of a painting, shop exteriors, homes, and many of adults. With 4 whole-plates, 3 of Niagara Falls and one copy of a painting; 14 half-plates of the Falls, residences, or landscapes; 6 quarter-plates; 28 sixth-plates; and 15 ninth-plates, 2 of Niagara Falls; the whole-plates are uncased; in frames and most in leather cases. 1850s

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EADWEARD MUYBRIDGE (1830-1904) The Horse in Motion (composite).

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Description: EADWEARD MUYBRIDGE (1830-1904) The Horse in Motion (composite). Albumen print, the image measuring 4x7 1/2 inches (10.2x19.1 cm.), the original blue mount 4 1/4x12 1/8 inches (11.4x30.9 cm.), with a lengthy caption, in ink, in French, on mount recto. Circa 1878-81

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EADWEARD MUYBRIDGE (1830-1904) Horse clearing a hurdle, plate 637 * Pelican landing, plate 775 * Ostrich running, plate 772, from Anima

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Description: EADWEARD MUYBRIDGE (1830-1904) Horse clearing a hurdle, plate 637 * Pelican landing, plate 775 * Ostrich running, plate 772, from Animal Locomotion. Together, 3 collotypes, the images measuring 7 5/8x14 to 10x12 inches (19.4x35.6 to 25.4x30.5 cm.), the two-toned sheets 18x23 inches (45.7x58.4 cm.), each with Muybridge's letterpress credit, series title, plate number, copyright, and date on recto. 1887

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EADWEARD MUYBRIDGE (1830-1904) Woman climbing stairs and a ladder, plate 110 from Animal Locomotion.

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Description: EADWEARD MUYBRIDGE (1830-1904) Woman climbing stairs and a ladder, plate 110 from Animal Locomotion. Collotype, the image measuring 7 3/4x14 1/4 inches (19.7x36.2 cm.), the two-toned sheet 18 3/4x23 5/8 inches (47.6x60 cm.), with Muybridge's letterpress credit, series titles, plate number, copyright, and date on recto. 1887

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EADWEARD MUYBRIDGE (1830-1904) Man swinging a baseball bat, plate 277 from Animal Locomotion.

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Description: EADWEARD MUYBRIDGE (1830-1904) Man swinging a baseball bat, plate 277 from Animal Locomotion. Collotype, the image measuring 8x14 inches (20.3x35.6 cm.), the two-toned sheet 18 5/8x23 5/8 inches (47.3x60 cm.), with Muybridge's letterpress credit, series title, plate number, copyright, and date on recto. 1887

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THOMAS EAKINS (1844-1916) Series of 7 photographs from the Naked Series, with a female model wearing a blindfold.

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Description: THOMAS EAKINS (1844-1916) Series of 7 photographs from the Naked Series, with a female model wearing a blindfold. Albumen prints, each image measuring 2 3/4x1 inches (7x2.5 cm.), overall size 2 3/4x7 1/4 inches (7x19.7 cm.), the original blue mount 3x10 inches (7.6x25.4 cm.), with Olympia Galleries' notation O-55-3310, in pencil, on mount verso. Circa 1883

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JULIA MARGARET CAMERON (1815-1879) Portrait of Kate Keown.

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Description: JULIA MARGARET CAMERON (1815-1879) Portrait of Kate Keown. Circular albumen print, the image measuring 11 3/8 inches (28.9 cm.) in diameter, the mount 20 3/4x16 7/8 inches (52.7x42.9 cm.), with a gilt rule and an embossed Colnaghi stamp on mount recto. 1866

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JULIA MARGARET CAMERON (1815-1879) A Study of the Cenci.

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Description: JULIA MARGARET CAMERON (1815-1879) A Study of the Cenci. Albumen print, the image measuring 14 1/4x11 5/8 inches (36.2x29.5 cm.), flush mounted to the original board. 1870

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CARLETON WATKINS (1829-1916) Sentinel Rock, View Up Yosemite Valley.

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Description: CARLETON WATKINS (1829-1916) Sentinel Rock, View Up Yosemite Valley. Mammoth-plate albumen print, the image measuring 20 1/4x15 inches (51.4x38.1 cm.), the original mount 27 3/8x21 1/2 inches (69.5x54.6 cm.), with the title, in pencil, in an unknown hand, on mount recto. 1865-66

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CARLETON WATKINS (1829-1916) Lower Cathedral Rock, Yosemite.

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Description: CARLETON WATKINS (1829-1916) Lower Cathedral Rock, Yosemite. Mammoth-plate albumen print, the image measuring 20 1/4x15 5/8 inches (50.8x39.7 cm.), the original mount 27 1/4x21 3/8 inches (69.2x54.3 cm.), with the title, in pencil, in an unknown hand, on mount recto. 1865-66

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WILLIAM HENRY JACKSON (1843-1942) Pike's Peak & Garden of the Gods * Cathedral Spires, Garden of the Gods.

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Description: WILLIAM HENRY JACKSON (1843-1942) Pike's Peak & Garden of the Gods * Cathedral Spires, Garden of the Gods. Together, 2 albumen prints, the images measuring 8 1/8x13 and 9x12 3/4 inches (20.6x33 and 22.9x32.4 cm.), the gilt-ruled mounts 16x20 inches (40.6x50.8 cm.), each with the title and inventory number in the negative, and the gilt-lettered Jackson and Hayden U.S. Geological Survey of the Territories credits, on mount recto. 1871-72

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(CALIFORNIA.) The Yosemite Book; A Description of the Yosemite Valley and the Adjacent Region of the Sierra Nevada, and of the Big Tree

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Description: (CALIFORNIA.) The Yosemite Book; A Description of the Yosemite Valley and the Adjacent Region of the Sierra Nevada, and of the Big Trees of California. By J. D. Whitney. With 28 mounted albumen photographs, the images measuring 6 1/8x8 1/8 inches (15.5x20.6 cm.), and the reverse, each with a printed title on mount recto; with two folding maps, one of the Yosemite Valley (dated 1865) and the other of the Sierras adjacent to Yosemite (dated 1863-67), the second map with the penciled notation "John Muir." Small folio, 1/2 gilt-lettered morocco, edgewear; all edges gilt. THE FIRST AND LIMITED EDITION OF 250 COPIES, THIS COPY WITH THE BOOKPLATE OF ALFRED SUTRO. New York: Julien Bien, 1868

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EDWARD VISCHER. Vischer's Pictorial of California.

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Description: EDWARD VISCHER. Vischer's Pictorial of California. With 170 photographs. Comprising 17 photographs after works by Russell, Watkins, Muybridge, and others; 149 of Vischer's and other artists' original artworks; and 4 topographic maps, all arranged by category. The categories include "Sixty Views of Landscapes in Five Series;" "Trees and Forest Scenes;" "Supplement. Grand Features and Characteristic Ranges of Californian Scenergy with Artists' Friendly Contributions;" and "Review of Claifornia's Progress, Compilation of Technical, Topographic and Pictorial Subjects, Mini, Agriculture and Industry, Traffic, Commerce and Shipping." Albumen prints, the images measuring 6 1/2x4 1/4 inches (16.5x10.8 cm.), and the reverse, on red- or purple-ruled mounts with the captions and numbers. Folio, gilt-decorated morocco, with "California" and the name Ismael de Buenaga on the front cover; all edges gilt. San Francisco: Joseph Winterburn & Company, 1870

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SAMUEL KNEELAND. The Wonders of the Yosemite Valley and of California.

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Description: SAMUEL KNEELAND. The Wonders of the Yosemite Valley and of California. With 10 mounted albumen prints credited to John Payson Soule, the images measuring approximately 3 1/2x3 1/4 inches (8.9x8.3 cm.), and the reverse, with red printed captions and red rules; also with 3 wood-engravings. Tall 4to, original plum gilt-decorated cloth, sunned and corners bumped; with the original tissue guards; contents clean; all edges gilt. FIRST EDITION, SIGNED BY KNEELAND AND WITH A LENGTHY INSCRIPTION. Boston: Alexander Moore, 1871

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ALEXANDER GARDNER (1821-1882) Suite of 15 photographs of Sioux Delegation members who visited Washington, D.C.

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Description: ALEXANDER GARDNER (1821-1882) Suite of 15 photographs of Sioux Delegation members who visited Washington, D.C. Albumen prints, the images measuring 5 1/4x3 3/4 inches (13.7x9.5 cm.), the cabinet card mounts 6 1/2x4 inches (16.5x10.2 cm.), 4 with Gardner's imprint and 12 with the sitter's identification and date (the remaining with just a date), in pencil, on mount verso. 1872

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HENRY DIXON & SONS (1820-1893) The Lion.

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Description: HENRY DIXON & SONS (1820-1893) The Lion. Carbon print, the image measuring 28 1/2x21 1/2 inches (72.4x54.6 cm.), the original mount slightly larger, with Dixon's credit, in the negative, and the Henry Dixon & Son embossed blind stamp on print recto. 1879-85

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GEORGE L.G. COOK (1819-1902) African American group with an ox-drawn cart, two dogs, and chickens.

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Description: GEORGE L.G. COOK (1819-1902) African American group with an ox-drawn cart, two dogs, and chickens. Albumen print, the image measuring 4 3/4x8 1/8 inches (10.8x20.6 cm.), the mount slightly larger, with Cook's Charleston, S.C. imprint, and a Cook Collection, Valentine Museum hand stamp, with later notations (indicating the print is a duplicate), in pencil, on mount verso. Circa 1875

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JOHN H. RYDER (1826-1904) Blackface musician with man pointing.

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Description: JOHN H. RYDER (1826-1904) Blackface musician with man pointing. Albumen print, the image measuring 7 5/8x 8 3/4 inches (19.3x22.2 cm.), the mount 8x9 7/8 inches (20.3x25.1 cm.), with Ryder's gilt-lettered Cleveland address and "High Art Photographer," on mount recto. 1890s

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NAPOLEON SARONY (1821-1896) The Sarony Photographic Art Album.

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Description: NAPOLEON SARONY (1821-1896) The Sarony Photographic Art Album. Oversized album with 24 beauitful portraits of elegant models and actressess and a plethora of period advertisements for mostly New York City-based businesses (with a few relating to Connecticut), 6 are photographic and one is a sample booklet of paper stocks. Platinum prints, the images measuring 6x4 inches (15.2x10.2 cm.), organized recto/verso in window mounts. Thick folio, gilt-lettered brown leather; soiled and edgeworn. 1890s

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EUGÈNE ATGET (1857-1927) Boutique 19 Place Dauphine.

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Description: EUGÈNE ATGET (1857-1927) Boutique 19 Place Dauphine. Albumen print, the image measuring 8 3/4x7 inches (22.2x17.8 cm.), with Atget's title and inventory number 1448, in pencil, on verso. Circa 1910

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