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Lot: 1 - RR Depot at Warrenton, by Timothy O’Sullivan
RR Depot at Warrenton, by Timothy O’Sullivan, Stereo view published by Alexander Gardner on a square-cornered yellow mount with Gardner’s 1862 copyright beneath the prints. This is view number 535, from “Photographic Incidents of
Lot: 2 - Ruins of Hampton Church, negative by George
Ruins of Hampton Church, negative by George Barnard, published by Gardner. Stereo view on a square cornered yellow mount with Gardner’s 1862 copyright. View number 456 from “Photographic Incidents of the War.” The title includes the
Lot: 3 - View in Culpepper Va. with
View in Culpepper Va. with O’Sullivan’s photo wagon. Gardner’s view 524, “View in Culpepper, Court House in the Distance.” It has Gardner’s 1862 copyright. The label credits O’ Sullivan. The wagon, with a
Lot: 4 - Three views by O’Sullivan published by
Three views by O’Sullivan published by Gardner, all with his 1864 copyright, and with further credit to his agents Philp and Solomons. No. 762, “Destruction of Railroad Bridge Across the North Anna, 25th May, 1864.” This seems to
Lot: 5 - “Ruins of Bridge at Mrs.
“Ruins of Bridge at Mrs. Nelson’s,” by O’Sullivan, published by Gardner, Philp and Solomons. C. 1864. The label’s title continues, “Crossing on the Pamunky, 28th May, 1864.” This is a good view of the
Lot: 6 - “Wounded, at Savage Station, after the
“Wounded, at Savage Station, after the Battle of 27th June, ’62.” View No. 491, 1862. Copyright by Gardner and Gibson. The label credits James F. Gibson. In the foreground a wounded soldier’s leg is being bandaged. The view
Lot: 7 - Confederate dead, 2 views by O'Sullivan, C. 1864
Confederate dead, 2 views by O'Sullivan, C. 1864 by Gardner, published by Philp and Solomons.No. 722. "Confederate Soldiers Laid Out for Burial, on the Morning of the 20th May, 1864, at Mrs. Allsop's, Pine Forest, Three Miles from Spotsylvania
Lot: 8 - "A Council of War..." by O. Sullivan. C. 1864 by
"A Council of War..." by O. Sullivan. C. 1864 by Gardner, published by Philp and Solomons. The title continues, "at Massaponax Church, Va., 21st May, 1864, Gen. Grant Leaning Over Gen. Meade, Examining a Map which had just been Completed
Lot: 9 - Brady at Harper’s Ferry, 2 views C. 1862 by
Brady at Harper’s Ferry, 2 views C. 1862 by Gardner. The label credits Holms & Woodbury. No. 654, “Harper’s Ferry Gap,” and 644, “Ruins of Harper’s Ferry Arsenal, October, 1862.” Mathew Brady can be seen in
Lot: 10 - Docks, Batteries, Breastworks, by
Docks, Batteries, Breastworks, by O’Sullivan, Barnard. 3 views. No. 170, “Dock, Built by Federal Troops, Hilton Head N.C.” C. 1862. O’Sullivan is credited. A ship is moored at the end of the dock. Soil, with stain at the
Lot: 11 - Charles City Court House, June 12, 1864. . 7 views
Charles City Court House, June 12, 1864. . 7 views by O’Sullivan., Copyright.1864, published Gardner, Philp and Solomons.No 773, a light view of the court house. [1+]No. 776, 2 figures in front of the court house, just a bit less light. [1+]No.
Lot: 12 - Quarles Mill, North Anna. 2 views by
Quarles Mill, North Anna. 2 views by O’Sullivan. C. 1863 by Gardner, Published Philp & Solomon, credit O’Sullivan.No. 758, “….looking up Stream.” View of the mill. Slightly light and soil. [2-]No. 760, “View of Log
Lot: 13 - North Anna, 3 views by O’Sullivan. c. 1864
North Anna, 3 views by O’Sullivan. C. 1864 by Gardner. Published Philp & Solomon, credit O’Sullivan.No. 746, “Canvas Pontoon Bridge across the North Anna… constructed by the 50th N.Y. V. Engineers at Jericho Mills, where the
Lot: 14 - Cedar Mountain, by O’ Sullivan. C. 1862. No.
Cedar Mountain, by O’ Sullivan. C. 1862. No. 506, published by Gardner, credit to O Sullivan. “Battle Field of Cedar Mountain. Panoramic view, the mountain in the distance.”
Lot: 15 - Battery near Yorktown, by James F. Gibson.
Battery near Yorktown, by James F. Gibson. Copyright 1862 by Gardner & Gibson, Published by Gardner, credit to Gibson., No. 374. “…. Mounting ten 13 inch Mortars, Each Weighing 20,000 [sic] Pounds.” There are some light vertical
Lot: 16 - Parson Slaughter’s House, by
Parson Slaughter’s House, by O’Sullivan. Copyright 1862 by Gardner. No. 508, published by Gardner, credit to O’Sullivan. “…. on Slaughter’s (or Cedar) mount’n. Site of a Confederate Battery.”
Lot: 17 - “Mathew’s House, Bull Run” by
View No 318, published by Gardner, credits Barnard. Figures pose at the left, including a black boy. There is a man in a horse-drawn buggy at right. A geometric design has been drawn on the verso, The label covers the center of this design.. Just
Lot: 18 - “Elliston’s Mill… “ by
“Elliston’s Mill… “ by Gardner. No. 920. “… Battle-field of Mechanicsville, Va. April 16, 1865.” This has a different label than the other views in this group. There is no copyright information on the recto.
Lot: 19 - “Winter Quarters Confederate Army” by
Published by Gardner, credit to Barnard.
Lot: 20 - Farnhold’s House, by James E. Gibson. 2
Farnhold’s House, by James E. Gibson. 2 views C. 1862 by Gardner & Gibson. Published by Gardner, credit to Gibson.No. 364. “View of Battery No. 1, at Farnhold’s House, York River, Mounting one 200 Pound and five 100 Pound Rifled
Lot: 21 - Former slaves at Fair Oaks, by Gibson.
Former slaves at Fair Oaks, by Gibson. No copyright line on recto. Published by Gardner, credit to Gibson. No. 478, “Old Frame House of Fair Oaks Battle Field, Pierced by hundreds of bullets, and used as a Hospital by Hooker’s
Lot: 22 - Two views by O’Sullivan and Barnard. C. 1862
Two views by O’Sullivan and Barnard. C. 1862 by Gardner & Gibson. No. 314, “Sudley’s Ford and Church, Bull Run,” Published by Gardner, with credit to Gibson. A young boy sits on the rock structure. There’s a tear in the
Lot: 23 - Five CDV’s from Brady’s Album Gallery
Five CDV’s from Brady’s Album Gallery. Brady issued the Civil War images in this format, sometimes credited to the photographers, and sometimes in his own name.CDV’s had already been a rage, and images of celebrities and other
Lot: 24 - Church ruins at Hampton., two views.
Church ruins at Hampton., two views. Album Gallery No. 466. This has the regular label, "Ruins of Old Brick Church, Hampton, Va. The oldest church in America." [Not "Oldest Protestant Church..." as in O' Sullivan's different view at the scene, cf.
Lot: 25 - View of an encampment on the banks of a river,
View of an encampment on the banks of a river, with cannon in the foreground. Unmounted albumen print, possibly one of Brady’s Album Gallery views, but larger – 3 ½ x 4 5/8 inches.
Lot: 26 - Encampment at a farm about the river.
Encampment at a farm about the river. Some shipping can be seen. 3 7/8 x 4 3/8 – inch unmounted albumen print.
Lot: 27 - Richmond ruins, 1865, including Gallego Flour
Richmond ruins, 1865, including Gallego Flour Mills that became the iconic ruin of the destruction of Richmond. It is the subject of many photographs, but this one is rare. Unfortunately there is some losses, most visible at the lower center and the
Lot: 28 - “U.S.A. Laboratory.”
U.S.A. Laboratory.” A mysterious CDV showing a long building with several chimneys. There is a wonderful pen inscription on the verso in florid hand: “U.S.A. Laboratory/ Taken by M. Taylor/ September 17th 1864,”
Lot: 29 - The Philadelphia Photographer
The Philadelphia Photographer. It is appropriate to begin the offerings of cabinet cards with issues of this publication, edited by Edward L. Wilson, which was the major source of information about the art and techniques of photography during the
Lot: 30 - A photograph competing for the Gold Medal by The
This is a photograph competing for the Gold Medal by The Philadelphia Photographer, 1878. The winning negatives are printed on cabinet cards. According to the text on the verso “To enable photographers to study them we offer sets of
Lot: 31 - A large camera takes our picture.
A large camera takes our picture. Of all the cabinet cards in this sale showing the photographer with his camera, this is the only one that has the camera pointing straight out. It is as though we are the subject, looking at what a subject would see.
Lot: 32 - A photographer in uniform with his camera in the
A photographer in uniform with his camera in the mirror. This seems to be in his house, rather than the studio. We see the telephone and a poster for Plano harvesting machinery. He has arranged his musical instruments, a violin and tuba. Cabinet
Lot: 33 - A photographer with his camera and his brothers.
A photographer with his camera and his brothers. One brother is a violinist. Another, at left, has his craft materials on a studio table. The photographer holds a large plate holder. Cabinet card by Geo.W. Elder, Forest City Iowa.
Lot: 34 - A photographer with his 4-lens camera for
That is the camera used for cartes de visite, the small-format images that were supplanted by the larger cabinet cards, or tintypes of the same size. Four images would be made on the same glass negative, and the individual images would be cut from
Lot: 35 - A woman photographer with her camera.
A woman photographer with her camera. She is M. B. Stebbins, St. Charles, Minn., or the wife who has taken over the business. There’s a plate holder on the ground, and a romantic European landscape background.in back. The mount has an unusual
Lot: 36 - A jaunty photographer with his camera holds the
A jaunty photographer with his camera holds the lens cap. These cameras had no shutters. The photographer would remove the lens cap for the duration of the exposure. Cabinet card by Falk, NY. Falk was a major photographer of theatrical subjects. Many
Lot: 37 - Photographing his friends.
Photographing his friends. The photographer has his camera on a low stand, not a tripod. In this position it couldn’t actually take a picture of his friends, but they are acting out that that is what is taking place. A pen inscription verso,
Lot: 38 - A photographer is dressed for the cold.
A photographer is dressed for the cold. This suggests why he could photograph outside, as well as in the studio. Are all these taken in a mirror? Cabinet card by Schwalger, Chicago.
Lot: 39 - Putting the plate in the camera back.
Putting the plate in the camera back. No photographer indicated.
Lot: 40 - A camera points out at the rural backdrop scene.
A camera points out at the rural backdrop scene. The photographer holds the hood that would shield the negative from light. This wasn’t taken in a mirror, but by another camera. This is F. F. Lee, Millbank, South Dakota.
Lot: 41 - A photographer holds the bulb to open the shutter.
A photographer holds the bulb to open the shutter. This provides a good side view of the camera. It is obviously taken by another camera. There’s a stamp on the verso for T. N. Berger, Photographer, “All kinds of musical
Lot: 42 - Posing with his camera.
Posing with his camera. No maker indicated
Lot: 43 - A large camera with a hood.
A large camera with a hood. The photographer holds the lens cap. By C. H. Lee, Hawley, Minnesota..
Lot: 44 - A photographer stands beside his camera.
A photographer stands beside his camera. A plate box is on the ground. C. C. Gronlund, Jackson Minnesota
Lot: 45 - A photographer with his camera.
A photographer with his camera. He holds the bulb. This is S. R. Flowers, New Lexington, Ohio.
Lot: 46 - A photographer with his camera.
A photographer with his camera. No maker indicated.
Lot: 47 - A photographer with a bellows camera, before a
A photographer with a bellows camera, before a landscape backdrop. To increase the illusion there are a few actual rocks on the studio floor. Dunlop, Portraits, Gloversville.
Lot: 47A - A photographer holds a small lens cap.
A photographer holds a small lens cap. There’s a rich landscape backdrop. By J. G. Oyloe, St. Charles, Minnesota. A pen note on the verso calls Oyloe a “Pioneer Photographer.” Slight toning and wear to mount corners. Sawtooth mount
Lot: 48 - A large camera before a rich landscape backdrop.
A large camera before a rich landscape backdrop. The photographer holds the lens cap. Frank Randall & Co., Artists, Antigo, Wisconsin.
Lot: 49 - A large camera with a small lens, by Bentley,
A large camera with a small lens, by Bentley, Wisner, Nebraska.
Lot: 50 - A photographer and his camera almost face forward
A photographer and his camera almost face forward. The background is plain but there is a floral curtain at right. Kiefer Brothers, Lawrenceburg, Indiana.
Lot: 51 - The back of the camera
The back of the camera. The plate holder is on the ground. Harry Hines, Lima Ohio.
Lot: 52 - A photographer holds a masking plate or external
A photographer holds a masking plate or external shutter. By August Peterson, Keystone, Iowa.
Lot: 53 - A photographer holds the lens cap delicately.
A photographer holds the lens cap delicately. By H. Osterhout, Middletown, NY.
Lot: 54 - Three Hungarian cabinet photographs by the
Three Hungarian cabinet photographs by the photographer Hunnia of Budapest. There are 3 variant poses of the photographer with his camera. What is amazing is that these are in the original envelopes, with the names of the original owners. The
Lot: 55 - Photographing himself. A trick photograph
Photographing himself. A trick photograph. The photographer in profile points the camera at himself, facing forward (so the photograph would show him in profile), smoking a cigar.
Lot: 56 - Photographing himself. Another trick photograph.
The photographer at the camera is in profile. His seated self faces forward, that would result in a profile photograph. The photographer self gives direction by pointing his finger. By Lenharts, Allentown, Pa.
Lot: 57 - Photographing out in the field.
Photographing out in the field. There are two plate boxes on the ground. The photographer holds a bag (for exposed plates?) This is a particularly beautiful photograph.
Lot: 58 - A photographer in a mountain climbing outfit.
A photographer in a mountain climbing outfit. A beer bottle is on the ground. What is he holding? There’s a realistic natural backdrop. By Hugo Leo Held, Berlin. His pencil signature is on the verso.
Lot: 59 - A photographer is reading, his camera with its
A photographer is reading, his camera with its large lens cap is on a bookcase. The bookcase seems to be on the painted backdrop, so this is one of the cabinet cards where the division between the world of the painted backdrop and the
Lot: 60 - Advertising card for C. Schneuker, Berlin,
Advertising card for C. Schneuker, Berlin, Ontario. 3 7/8 x 2 ¾ - inch print on a 6 1/2 x 4 1/4 – inch yellow mount. The letterpress text includes “You will do me a Favor by not taking your Photos, if they are not Good.
Lot: 61 - A camera in the play “Photos” by B. E.
A camera in the play “Photos” by B. E. Woolf. Two cabinet cards in Houseworth’s Celebrities series [see Lot 596] show Alice Harrison in “I AM A ROMAN, or more correctly, A RO-WOMAN, in PHOTOS.” This anticipates the
Lot: 62 - A photographer with his camera, CDV by Olsen &
A photographer with his camera, CDV by Olsen & Ritzmann, NY.
Lot: 63 - A jaunty photographer leans on his camera.
A jaunty photographer leans on his camera. Some photographs are on the floor. This is a 2 ¾ x 1 7/8 – inch print on a decorated gray 4 5/8 x 3 – inch board mount. Pen inscription on verso: “Compliments of L. Isommer [?],
Lot: 64 - A photographer with his camera.
A photographer with his camera. He holds the bulb and cloth. CDV size tintype.
Lot: 65 - A child sits on a camera with a back that slides
A child sits on a camera with a back that slides on rails. CDV size tintype.
Lot: 66 - Photographer brothers [or is it the same person?]
Photographer brothers [or is it the same person?] framed in an ivy covered wooden “window.” One holds a plaque depicting the two as jesters [or devils?] holding a camera. Cabinet by B. Wagner, Carlsbad.
Lot: 67 - Photographer Frank Zizney, Minneapolis: 3 cabinet
Photographer Frank Zizney, Minneapolis: 3 cabinet cards. One is a carbon print (“Carbonette”) showing him in a darkroom apron holding a large glass plate. [4-]. One shows him standing writing notes, by Wilde & Zizney, Milwaukee. The upper
Lot: 68 - A photographer with a camera and cabinet cards on
A photographer with a camera and cabinet cards on a table, with a posing stand behind. By Dunham, “Traveling Photographer,” Liscomb, Iowa
Lot: 69 - Photographing a cadet band.
Photographing a cadet band. The photographer waves his hat. By Gardner & Fry, Successors to Mundy, Utica NY
Lot: 70 - The Art of Photography. This is a French
The Art of Photography. This is a French “phototype” postcard from a series “Les Arts.” A woman, the spirit of photography, stands behind a camera. She stands on a platform. On the platform and the ground are various objects
Lot: 71 - Advertisement for the sale of the Rockwood Dry
Advertisement for the sale of the Rockwood Dry Plate. 4 5/8 x 3 5/8 –inch print on a 5 3/8 x 3 – inch mount. Many cabinet cards are pictured. The sign has J. A. Randel, Manager, at 17 Union Square, NY.
Lot: 72 - Self portrait of the photographer George Rockwood.
Self portrait of the photographer George Rockwood. He introduced the CDV in the United States, and had a long distinguished career as a photographer through several eras. Cabinet card by Rockwood, N.Y.
Lot: 73 - Advertising card for Abraham Bogardus.
Advertising card for Abraham Bogardus. 4 7/8 x 3 - inch print on a 5 ¾ x 3 – inch mount. Advertising on the verso is for his relocation to 42nd Street. “Closed on the Sabbath.” He was a pioneer daguerreian, and president of the
Lot: 74 - Advertisement for H. Noss Gallery, CDV.
Advertisement for H. Noss Gallery, CDV. Probably Noss himself is in the center, with other CDV’s around him. The letters of his name and the word “Gallery” are made of tiny portraits.
Lot: 75 - A girl in a studio, probably the
A girl in a studio, probably the photographer’s daughter. A framed group of photographs is on a stand behind her. CDV by Miller & Co., Davenport, Iowa
Lot: 76 - A photo advertising lady.
A photo advertising lady. In the tradition of women bedecked with products to advertise a commercial venture, this woman has cabinet cards attached to her dress and in her hat. She holds a lens and a board in the form of a painter’s palette for
Lot: 77 - A photo advertising lady, in a dress with cabinet
A photo advertising lady, in a dress with cabinet cards attached. By G. B. Perrin, Springfield, Vermont.
Lot: 78 - A photo advertising lady, posed in profile, with
A photo advertising lady, posed in profile, with cabinet cards attached to her dress. A frame is on the table behind her. By Larrimer, Marion, Indiana.
Lot: 79 - The interior of the photo gallery of G. W.
The interior of the photo gallery of G. W. Rundlett, Sharon, Wisconsin. There are large windows and a skylight. A door just visible on the extreme right has cabinet cards mounted on it. This doesn’t show the camera because the camera is taking
Lot: 80 - Pasting the photographs to cabinet card mounts.
Pasting the photographs to cabinet card mounts. The photographer and his assistant are at their worktable. The image is vignetted. Cabinet card by Thorson, Des Moines, Iowa.
Lot: 81 - A booth offering cabinet cards and albums.
A booth offering cabinet cards and albums. There’s an upright display of photographs.in back, an album and a basket of photographs on the table. The woman at the right has an album on her lap. The entire area of the image is full of details,
Lot: 82 - Two cabinet cards by Disderi.
Two cabinet cards by Disderi. Disderi popularized the CDV in France and produced numerous fine and influential cartes. As the demand for cartes decreased, he produced photographs in the Cabinet Card format. These rare examples have “Cabinet
Lot: 83 - The office of a photo gallery, where the business
The office of a photo gallery, where the business details are attended to. These are Welcome and Burton, Berlin, New Hampshire.
Lot: 84 - Four photo postcards of photo studio exteriors.
Four photo postcards of photo studio exteriors. a) Burfield’s Studio Waconia Minn. It shows a house with a large window and a skylight at the right, A mother and children pose outside. The postcard’s message from Burfield is ‘I have
Lot: 85 - Four photo-related photo postcards.
a) The Picture Shop, Brillion, Wisconsin. This is a good view of the exterior with a photo display. b) “Wholesale and Retail Photographic Supplies” Cleveland. 19 employees pose outside. The word “film” is spelled out with
Lot: 86 - “Specimen Cabinet Photograph,” an
Specimen Cabinet Photograph,” an advertisement for Fancy Tables, Vases and Bases to furnish a studio, by Wilson, Hood & Co. This is Edward L. Wilson, founder and publisher of the Philadelphia Photographer [see Lot 29] and many other
Lot: 87 - Ornamental Photographic Accessories—Urns,
Ornamental Photographic Accessories—Urns, Vases, Pitchers, etc. This is another advertisement from Wilson, Hood, & Co, with a similar advertising on the verso as the previous lot. It directs attention to the new format of the cabinet card:
Lot: 88 - R. M. Davis’ Photographic Stock and Printing
R. M. Davis’ Photographic Stock and Printing House, Denver, Colorado. Shows the office on the ground floor. Extensive advertising on the verso announces their move on August 15, 1887.
Lot: 89 - O. Feinstein ”Pictures of All Kinds,”
O. Feinstein ”Pictures of All Kinds,” “Picture Frames Made to Order.” This is the exterior of their shop in Minnesota [pen verso], with the proprietor on the front steps. Cabinet by Acme View and Advertising Co.” There
Lot: 90 - A woman photographer’s photo gallery.
A woman photographer’s photo gallery. She stands in front of a small cabin, with a display of photos in a case on the wall. Above it is a sign: “6 – 1st Class Photos, 25. All other kinds sizes at reduced rates.” Cabinet card
Lot: 91 - C. L Cooper, family frame shop
C. L Cooper, Frames. This is a family business in a small house with a sign above the door, and photos in a display in front. The family poses.
Lot: 92 - The Combination,” a unique combination of
“The Combination,” a unique combination of meat market and photo gallery, with a sign above the door. Another sign is for “Llyod’s Art Gallery.” There are 3 children on a bull in front. Cabinet card by F. Lloyd, Linn
Lot: 93 - A boy in a goat cart. “Go to Wissler for
A boy in a goat cart. “Go to Wissler for your Photographs.” Cabinet card by Wissler, Canton, Ohio.
Lot: 94 - W. J. Kendall, “Swam Niagara Whirlpool
W. J. Kendall, “Swam Niagara Whirlpool Rapids, Aug. 22nd 1886.” This is a photo collage, in which Kendall’s figure is placed against the photographic image of the rapids and bridge. A red stamp on the bottom margin, below the title,
Lot: 95 - Double exposure. Two babies hold flexible poles.
Double exposure. Two babies hold flexible poles. Was the double exposure intentional? Uncased CDV size tintype.
Lot: 96 - Double portrait of the same man.
Double portrait of the same man. We only see one leg and one hand in each, so this has the look of a double-headed man. Uncased CDV size tintype in a paper folder.
Lot: 97 - A composite vignette, 5 views of the same person.
A composite vignette, 5 views of the same person. This is a good example of this type of trick photograph. Cabinet card by Bosworth, Springfield, Mass
Lot: 98 - One man in three positions.
One man in three positions. Identified in pen verso as “Abe Coverly in 3 poses.” By Thomason, Louisiana, Missouri.
Lot: 99 - A man and a woman greet each other on a
A man and a woman greet each other on a winter’s day. They have each removed one glove to shake hands. This is a charming composite photograph by S.C. and S. E. Wilson, Noblesville, Indiana.
Lot: 100 - Two smiling women in the rain.
Two smiling women in the rain. The slanting rain is drawn or scratched on the negative, but how does it appear white and not black? It’s interesting to compare this and the next lot with Diane Arbus’s “Two Girls in Identical
Lot: 101 - A lively Brooklyn gal, twice (or twins?)
A lively Brooklyn gal, twice (or twins?) This has a very pleasing modern feeling. By A. Warshaw, Brooklyn, with 3 locations listed on the verso.
Lot: 102 - Sisters, three times. Photo montage.
Sisters, three times. A complex montage in which it is hard to tell how many different young women are depicted. There is a light vertical line between the left pair and the pair in the center. Are the four to the right all different, or is doubling
Lot: 103 - Three female couples, composite photograph
Three female couples. In each pair the one at the left wears a bonnet, the one on the right a hat. They are all identified verso according to pen numbers on the top margin. No woman appears twice, but this still may be a composite image. By J. S.
Lot: 104 - Sneaking up on himself.. Trick photograph,
Sneaking up on himself. A man is absorbed in his book, while another version of himself, by the magic of printing, is about to grab him. Vignette image by Berner, Charleston, Illinois, dated 1892.
Lot: 105 - A man pushes himself in a wheelbarrow.. Election,
A man pushes himself in a wheelbarrow. The man seated in the barrow lifts his hat. He is the victor in an election, as it was a tradition to push the winner around town in a wheelbarrow. By Oscar Fryklund, Bismark, N. Dakota.
Lot: 106 - An officer salutes himself.
An officer salutes himself. He holds his sword. By Wiggins, Oneida, NY
Lot: 107 - A man points a gun at himself, pleading for his
A man points a gun at himself, pleading for his life. By J. A. Milwain, Bardwell, Kentucky.
Lot: 108 - Playing chess with himself, and looking on.
Playing chess with himself, and looking on. Diagonal lines on the backdrop give an abstract element while also revealing the triple exposure elements. No maker indicated.
Lot: 109 - Sitting on his own lap. By Graham, Winterset Iowa
Sitting on his own lap. By Graham, Winterset Iowa. Members of the same sex sitting with legs entwined is often a sign of close friendship or sexual connection [See Lots 125, 126, 175]. This makes this especially odd.
Lot: 110 - Ellen Terry doubled. Terry was the great English
Ellen Terry doubled. Terry was the great English Shakespearean actress for much of the 19th Century. Julia Margaret Cameron made a portrait of her when she was 17. Here it is very hard to tell that this is a tour de force of double printing. By
Lot: 111 - Shining her own shoes.
Shining her own shoes. “My Self and I” is superimposed on the shoeshine box. By Gardiner, Napoleon, Ohio.
Lot: 112 - A shoe salesman sells shoes to himself.
A shoe salesman sells shoes to himself. There are women’s shoes on the floor and in a pile on the right. In fact the customer seems to be purchasing women’s footwear. Cabinet by Jensen & Petersen, Cedar Falls, Iowa.
Lot: 113 - A man has two trades. Trick photographs. Canada
A man has two trades. On the right he is a carpenter drilling into a studio-supplied wall. On the left he is a tinsmith. There's a flame burning to heat the metal. This is a very interesting cabinet card by A. O. Murray, Tavistock, Ontario.
Lot: 114 - Two couples on the porch.
Two couples on the porch. This has a very modern feeling. In one sense it is a natural scene just recorded without the awareness of the participants. But on the other hand there seems to be some (also modern) interaction among the couples that seems
Lot: 115 - An urban relationship.
An urban relationship. A man sits on the ledge of an upper window looking down at a woman at the lower window who looks up at him from her desk. There’s a typewriter on the desk. There are electrical or telephone wires that have just been
Lot: 116 - A man gestures in front of a patterned cloth with
A man gestures in front of a patterned cloth with no other objects. This simple unexplained gesture gives this another modern feeling. No maker is indicated.
Lot: 117 - A daguerreian pose.
A daguerreian pose. In contrast to the previous more “modern” lots, this looks back to the aesthetics of a past era. The dates “1852” and “1877” [could be “1871”] are written in pen verso. Are these
Lot: 118 - Con artists? Two men seem to be working their
Con artists? Two men seem to be working their marks, as another looks on. They are all identified on the verso. This isn’t a trick photograph but is staged like one. By A. W. Weible, Corry, Pennsylvania.
Lot: 119 - A man is in pain. Another man is sticking a finger
A man is in pain. Another man is sticking a finger in his mouth. Is this a toothache? Stomach ache? There is a crack in the glass negative, but the image is lively. The blurriness from movement is not a defect, but adds to the liveliness. No maker
Lot: 120 - Waking her up by poking her ear.
Waking her up by poking her ear. Dated 1890, by Beatty, Carrolton, Illinois.
Lot: 121 - Lighting her cigarette.
Lighting her cigarette. These look like very bourgeois ladies, not bohemians, at a time when it was still daring for women to smoke. By Hines and Nute, Hastings, Nebraska.
Lot: 122 - Showing the bottom of his shoe.
Showing the bottom of his shoe. It is held up by the posing stand. These two wear the same type of boot. Dated Dec. 30, 1898 in pen with “Home Sweet Home” and their initials. No maker indicated.
Lot: 123 - Leaning their chins on the posing stands.
Leaning their chins on the posing stands. The stands, meant to be placed behind the subjects to steady them, are here placed in front. There are some objects suspended from the stands. Uncased CDV size tintype.
Lot: 124 - Reaching for his hat.
Reaching for his hat. This is an elaborately constructed scene in the studio that must have some significance. “Ivory Type” by Atherton, Salina, Kansas.
Lot: 125 - Two men share a hammock.
Sharing a hammock. The men are reading letters, with their hats on the ground. By J. P.Waltz, Gawker [properly named] City, Kansas.
Lot: 126 - A gay wedding, long before it was legal.
A gay wedding, long before it was legal. These gentlemen, all dressed up, have their legs entwined. They hold branches. This is possibly the earliest photograph of this subject. There is a very faint backstamp of J. Hardy, Pomona, California.
Lot: 127 - Richard Mansfield in “Dr. Jekyl and Mr.
Richard Mansfield in “Dr. Jekyl and Mr. Hyde.” This is a very imaginative well-realized image that gets to the heart of the play based on the Stevenson novel that was only recently published in 1886, Cabinet card by Vendervyde, London.
Lot: 128 - Murder twice-- the tables are turned.
Murder twice-- the tables are turned. A pair of cabinet cards by W. C. Hosford, W. Rutland, Vermont. In one, a man in an apron takes a cleaver to another man he has by the throat. In the second photograph, the victim of the first is about to saw the
Lot: 129 - A soldier is about to stab a woman.
A soldier is about to stab a woman. Uncased CDV size tintype with corners neatly clipped.
Lot: 130 - A spirit photograph. A woman is visited by the
A spirit photograph. A woman is visited by the spirit of her departed husband. Spirit photographs reveal something about spiritual beliefs in the period. They also provide a chance for photographers to exploit some of the possibilities of
Lot: 131 - A spirit photograph. An elderly couple, sitting
A spirit photograph. An elderly couple, sitting separately, is visited by an apparition, probably a deceased daughter. By Wheat, Rockford
Lot: 132 - A spirit photograph. A grieving couple is visited
A spirit photograph. A grieving couple is visited by an apparition, probably a deceased daughter. The way the husband is comforting the wife is moving. They occupy the left side of the image, leaving the right side to the spirit. No maker is
Lot: 133 - A spirit photograph. A gentleman is concentrating,
A spirit photograph. A gentleman is concentrating, visited by the spirits of his parents and wife. There are pencil inscriptions of the photographers Smith & Blood, Lisbon, Iowa.
Lot: 134 - A spirit photograph. Touching a paper [letters?] a
A spirit photograph. Touching a paper [letters?] a man at a table summons the spirit of his wife. She leans over, much more engaged with him than the spirits of the previous lots. No maker is indicated.
Lot: 135 - The spirit of Adah Isaac Menken.
The spirit of Adah Isaac Menken. She was one of the sensational figures of the age, like the earlier Lola Montez, or Marilyn Monroe, she was both a sexual icon and someone who was involved with important figures from the sports, theatrical, and
Lot: 136 - An elderly family with portraits of deceased
An elderly family with portraits of deceased members added. They are pasted right onto the surface. Cabinet card by H. G. Hickenlooper, Grant City, Missouri.
Lot: 137 - Unhidden mother. tintype
Unhidden mother. There are portraits of children with the mother supporting the child, but out of the way of the camera. Here the smiling mother shows herself. 1/9 plate tintype with light hand coloring in a separated case.
Lot: 138 - The head of a man with full whiskers placed on top
The head of a man with full whiskers placed on top of a sculpture base. This is a carbon print by J. Ferrand, Lille, France. The date 1893 is printed on the verso.
Lot: 139 - A possible photo montage of the baths at Louche,
A possible photo montage of the baths at Louche, Switzerland. Are the figures playing board games, reading, being served tea added, as the collector thought, or is this an actual scene? Cabinet by Garcin, Geneva.
Lot: 140 - “Love’s Message.” A photo
“Love’s Message.” A photo collage. Cupid sits on the mailman’s bag, from which letters tumble. He delivers love letters to the ladies. This is a souvenir cabinet card for the 1900 Cincinnati Fall Festival, by Benjamin’s
Lot: 141 - “The Beginning and the End of Life.”
“The Beginning and the End of Life.” When looked at close there is a photograph of two small girls with a dog. From far they make a skull. Two cabinet cards. One credits a photographer and publisher in Vienna. The other is an
Lot: 142 - Christmas greetings from Australia.
Christmas greetings from Australia.. A group of native children are posed within a collage frame as a “Queensland Christmas Tree.” This is distasteful but revealing of the dominant attitude of that period (and later.) The verso contains
Lot: 143 - Jewish New Year card from 1909.
Jewish New Year card from 1909. The woman’s portrait is placed within a colored frame of symbolic elements. By A. White, Brooklyn.
Lot: 144 - A Jerusalem woman.
A Jerusalem woman. A very nicely hand-colored photograph that looks modern. By Ch. Raad, Jerusalem.
Lot: 145 - Women with backs to the camera
Women with backs to the camera. 1/6 plate tintype in full case.
Lot: 146 - A curly-haired girl is seen from the back
A curly-haired girl is seen from the back. A CDV by M. P. Howes, Brewster, NY.
Lot: 147 - A long-haired girl is seen from the back.
A long-haired girl is seen from the back. A blazingly rich cabinet card by J. P. Haseltine, Lancaster, New Hampshire.
Lot: 148 - A Texas man with a bald spot, from the back.
A Texas man with a bald spot, from the back. This is a vignette image by Jackson, Waco, Texas.
Lot: 149 - Three well-dressed gents from the back.
Three well-dressed gents from the back. They hold long poles. Is this the same man? Or are only the men at the right and left the same? They wear the same checked pants, jackets and tall hats. By Kruger, Houtzdale, Pennsylvanie.
Lot: 150 - Three men from the back. They sit on different
Three men from the back. They sit on different chairs. The man at the left and the one on the right wear very similar clothes, but their hair is slightly different. The left margin has been neatly trimmed, obscuring the photographer’s
Lot: 151 - Two women from the back.
Two women from the back. They are very similar but I don’t think the same, despite the same dress. By J. H. Poff, Loudonville, Ohio.
Lot: 152 - A man from the back. He wears a long jacket. A
A man from the back. He wears a long jacket. A cigar is just visible. By Nat Evans, Florida, Pennsylvania.
Lot: 153 - Two men from the back, looking at each other
Two men from the back, looking at each other. The man on the right appears to be urinating. Or what?
Lot: 154 - A man from the back gazes at the landscape
A man from the back gazes at the landscape backdrop. Printed across his back is “Yours Truly A.B.S.” Cabinet card by Stout, Columbia City, Indiana. Those are probably his initials.
Lot: 155 - Front and back reflected.
Front and back reflected. The vignette at the top and right contributes to the depth of the picture that can not be realized from the description alone. By McFarlin and Speck, Elmira NY.
Lot: 156 - Kissing her reflected image.
Kissing her reflected image. Identified in pen on verso as “Mlle Holdun.” By Bacard Fils, Paris.
Lot: 157 - A profile and a front view in the mirror.
A profile and a front view in the mirror. The lace draped over the top and right of the mirror is the same as what covers her shoulders. It helps frame the mirror image. By Allen, Angelica NY.
Lot: 158 - A nude reflected. The mirror has been a feature of
This is an early cabinet card. No maker is indicated, but the number “1478” in the negative.
Lot: 159 - A nude in the mirror
A nude in the mirror. A carte postale by J. Manuel.
Lot: 160 - A nude in the mirror.
A nude in the mirror. A carte postale by P.C.
Lot: 161 - A buxom woman. A fur covers her waist and legs.
A buxom woman. A fur covers her waist and legs. She’s identified on the verso as Mrs. Fitzhubert. By John Edwards, London.
Lot: 162 - Apples for the Gentlemen.”Apples for the
Apples for the Gentlemen.”Apples for the Gentlemen.” The apples are of course her breasts. No maker indicated, but “Studie Etude” is printed on the mount.
Lot: 163 - Three cabinet cards of nudes.
Three cabinet cards of nudes. a) A sweetly smiling woman is leaning on cushions. No. “3019. “ in the negative. b) A standing woman holds the back of a chair. She has fancy socks over her stockings. She’s posed against the wallpaper
Lot: 164 - Women make love
Women make love. An extraordinary pair of cabinet cards.
Lot: 165 - Four photo postcards of nudes.
Four photo postcards of nudes. a) A woman reclines on an oriental carpet, with elaborate wallpaper behind. By Corona, No. “165.” b) A nude poses with a soft landscape behind her. By Corona, No. “121.” c) A woman holds a pen
Lot: 166 - Six photo postcards of nudes.
Six photo postcards of nudes. a) An unusual photograph of a woman with a mirror, by Sapi, No. “2602.” a) A woman fixes her stocking, by “NP” No. 1005. b) A woman sits on an armchair. Her feet rest on a stone base. c) A
Lot: 167 - Six photo postcards of nudes.
Six photo postcards of nudes. a) A woman reclines before a landscape backdrop, by PC. No “2712..” b) A woman stands with hat and cigarette, by PC, No. 2210. c) A nude with small bowl on a table, by PC, No.”2164.” d) A nude
Lot: 168 - Seven photo postcards of nudes.
Seven photo postcards of nudes. a) A nude leans back in a dance pose, by LN, No “534.” b) A smiling nude lies on a carpet, by CF, no “107.” c) A nude stands beside a column, by JA, “Serie 55.” d) A nude is
Lot: 169 - Two colored photo postcards of nudes.
Two colored photo postcards of nudes. a) A seated nude. The highlights on the lacy hanging behind her have been raised, so they glisten. By AN, No. “532.”b) A nude reclines on a divan, with a classical scene behind. By SL, No. 3225. Both
Lot: 170 - The moon. Five cabinet cards.
The moon. Five cabinet cards. There was a widespread use of the curved shape of an almost quarter moon as an actual studio prop, as well as a motif to show the dexterity of the photographer in making composite images. These images are widespread in
Lot: 171 - “The Honeymoon.”
“The Honeymoon.” An early square cornered glazed ivory mount stereo view with a paper label verso. The label continues: “Discovered by a Lunatic about to Marry, but seeing the Cells , didn’t.” There are three pairs of
Lot: 172 - The moon. 13 photo postcards.
The moon. 13 photo postcards. a) A girl in a balloon points at the moon. The title printed in the image is “Don’t be Downhearted.” This is by Davidson Brothers, London. b) A smiling woman in a large hat pinches the nose of the man
Lot: 173 - The moon and an airplane.
The moon and an airplane. Two moon photo postcards with a.representation of a very early airplane in the sky.
Lot: 174 - A pharmacist on the moon.
A pharmacist on the moon. He has a case of vials and holds one. By Williams Studio, Salisbury, Mass.
Lot: 175 - Friends or lovers on the moon. 2 - CDV size
Friends or lovers on the moon. 2 - CDV size tintypes. One shows two women seated on the moon, in what looks like their bathing costumes with polka dot stockings. The woman at the left points a finger at her eye, over the man in the moon’s nose.
Lot: 176 - A seated woman. Cabinet card with coloring
A seated woman. Cabinet card. What is interesting is that only her lips, some details of her clothing and the cloth on the chair have been carefully hand-colored with red. The borders of the mount are purple and the entire effect is attractive. By J.
Lot: 177 - A Royal portrait by Sarony, Scarborough.
A Royal portrait by Sarony, Scarborough. This is Oliver Sarony, Napoleon’s older brother. Some details are hand-colored with blue. This is a carbon print, “Permanent Photograph Printed in Carbon” according to the text on the bottom
Lot: 178 - Large dogs. 5 cabinet cards.
Large dogs. 5 cabinet cards. a) 3 siblings (the two in back seem too young to be parents.) By F. G. Grigson, Terre Haute, Indiana. b) A baby girl who stands not as high as her dog. “Ivoryette” by Griffin, Scranton, Pennsylvania. c) A
Lot: 179 - Large dogs. 3 cabinet cards.
Large dogs. 3 cabinet cards. a) A woman with a large dog, with a landscape backdrop behind (definitely not Brooklyn,) by Alva Pearsall, Brooklyn, NY. b) A boy with his dog against an angled landscape backdrop, by Jos. Sprauer. Huntingsburg, Indiana.
Lot: 180 - Children with a large dog.
Children with a large dog. By Lindahl, Tacoma, Washington.
Lot: 181 - Dogs, 2 cabinet cards.
Dogs, 2 cabinet cards. a) A girl stands, all dressed up. Her dog has a ribbon around its neck and, for some mysterious reason, a paper wrapped around its leg. There are cards on top of the studio column. A pen note on the bottom margin reads
Lot: 183 - A dalmation and hunting dogs. 3 cabinet cards.
A dalmation and hunting dogs. 3 cabinet cards. a) A well dressed gentleman with a rifle over his shoulder, a dog beside him by B. S. Benensohn, Yorkville, Illinois. b) A youth with a rifle sits on a column holding the barrel of his rifle. His dog
Lot: 184 - Large dogs. 3 cabinet cards.
Large dogs. 3 cabinet cards. a) A foppish child stands between a wicker chair and a very appealing dog with a dark patch around his eye. By Kelly,Ronville, Minnesota. b) A curly-headed girl with her hand on her dog’s head. By R. D. Crum,
Lot: 184A - Dogs on chairs. 5 cabinet cards.
Dogs on chairs. 5 cabinet cards. a) A naturally smiling child holds a dog toy, while a small dog on a chair looks at the camera. b) A man in uniform [A fireman?] stands with his hand holding the dog on a chair. By J. E. Agnew, Creston, Iowa. c) Two
Lot: 185 - Trick dogs. 3 cabinet cards.
Trick dogs. 3 cabinet cards. a) A dog is perched up on a narrow bar between two posing stands. Somehow the dog is supported there, though it’s not clear how. By F. Girard, Gloversville, NY. b) A dog sits up on its hind legs, smoking a pipe, on
Lot: 186 - Dogs on columns. 5 cabinet cards.
Dogs on columns. 5 cabinet cards. a) An elegant woman, and a dog up on a column. By Elliott, Columbus, Ohio. b) A woman in a striped dress points at a dog up on a column. By Lampman, Holgate, Ohio. c) A white-haired dog with a ribbon. By Elmer
Lot: 187 - Dogs on laps. 4 cabinet cards.
Dogs on laps. 4 cabinet cards. a) Actress Ada Rehan seated with a dog on her lap. By Sarony. b) A seated woman with an open book and a dog on her lap, with a large dog at her feet. No maker indicated. c) A seated man with a baby on his lap. A large
Lot: 188 - Pug dogs. 3 cabinet cards.
Pug dogs. 3 cabinet cards. a) A girl beside a pug who sits on a table. Above the dog is a text in the negative “Compliments of Fred L. Merrill Jewelers.” This is Merrill’s daughter Grace May and the dog “Gip.” An
Lot: 189 - Theatrical group with dogs
Theatrical group with dogs. 2 cabinet cards by Dana, NY, C. 1889. The three happy figures are identified as “Hans,” the dog ”Lion” and the sweet young girl “The Baby Coquette.”
Lot: 190 - A dog and a bird. 2 cabinet cards.
A dog and a bird. 2 cabinet cards. a) A small dog sits on a balustrade. A.bird cage with a bird in it has been placed alongside. By Carleton & Sons, Horncastle & Woodhall Spa. b) A dog on a chair. A bird is perched on the chair’s back. No maker
Lot: 191 - Dogs and people. 3 cabinet cards.
Dogs and people. 3 cabinet cards. a) 5 guys are posed in pyramid formation with a dog in the center. The men on either side hold a hand around the dog. The dog has long pins in its ears. One man holds a long billiard cue. By Thieles’s Photo
Lot: 192 - Dogs of the same breed. 3 cabinet cards.
Dogs of the same breed. 3 cabinet cards. a) A dog on a chair, resting its chin on the chair’s back. By J. W.Prouty, Brattleboro, Vermont. b) A great side view of a dog standing on a box. The owner holds the head and tail. By Wheeler,
Lot: 193 - Dogs being carried. 2 cabinet cards
Dogs being carried. a) English actor Alfred Fisher carries a dog on a tray. By Sarony. [4-] b) An English woman holds a dog. The woman and dog both have an interesting expression. By D. C. Latham, Buxton.
Lot: 194 - Final four dogs.
Final four dogs. a) A baby and a dog on a platform. The baby rests its head against the dog. By Chipman, New Milford, Connecticut.b) A young woman stands by her dog. The dog is on a table. Realistic landscape backdrop. By Hagadorn, Western, Nebraska.
Lot: 195 - A man holds a dog on one arm, a monkey on the
A man holds a dog on one arm, a monkey on the other. By H. A. Brown, Kalamazoo, Michigan.
Lot: 196 - Actress Ellaline Terriss holds a kitty.
Actress Ellaline Terriss holds a kitty. She has her sleeve rolled up or something around her arm. By Sarony.
Lot: 197 - A gentleman looks down and strokes his cat.
A gentleman looks down and strokes his cat. By A. H. Fry, Brighton.
Lot: 198 - A woman has a kitty on her shoulder.
A woman has a kitty on her shoulder. By Louis Wilkins, London.
Lot: 199 - Piglets nursing.
Piglets nursing. By Phillips Bros, Brandon, Vermont.
Lot: 200 - A boy reclines in a field with a dog and a sheep.
A boy reclines in a field with a dog and a sheep. A beautiful photograph by John H. Coath, Liskeard & St. Austell, Cornwall.
Lot: 201 - A bearded shepherd with sheep.
A bearded shepherd with sheep. A lovely photograph by J. A. Pringle, Amble.
Lot: 202 - A lion. From Hagenbeck’s Trained Animals.
A lion. From Hagenbeck’s Trained Animals. C. 1893 by Sarony.
Lot: 203 - A prize cock.
A prize cock. “Owned and bred by A. F. McClure” is written in the negative. By Green and Lymp. Big Run, Pennsylvania.
Lot: 204 - One chicken on top of another.
One chicken on top of another. Dated 1893. By Sweetser, Lynn, Mass.
Lot: 205 - “Joshua’s Band” of women with a
“Joshua’s Band” of women with a crane. The women are all identified in pen on the bottom margin and verso. The bird at the right is identified as “Mr. Joshua Chamberlain’s crane.” A landscape backdrop is placed
Lot: 206 - A woman holds a basket with a dead bird in it.
A woman holds a basket with a dead bird in it. By Wales Studio, Keokuk, Iowa. The upper mount corners are slightly clipped.
Lot: 207 - A fish.
A fish. By D. A. Holm. The place can’t be deciphered.
Lot: 207A - A baseball player, Hall of Famer Edward Hugh
A baseball player, Hall of Famer Edward Hugh “Ned” Hanlon, center fielder and Manager of the Pittsburgh “Burghers.” He’s catching a ball [provided in the printing or the photograph]. Cabinet card by Goodwin & Co. NY for
Lot: 207B - Baseball player Fred Pfeffer, 2nd base and short
Baseball player Fred Pfeffer, 2nd base and short stop for the Chicago White Stockings, 1887. He was part of what was referred to as the “Stonewall Infield.” Cabinet card by Goodwin & Co., NY. for Old Judge Cigarettes.
Lot: 208 - Baseball players. 3 cabinet cards.
Baseball players. 3 cabinet cards. a) A student player in uniform with a big “D” on his shirt. By Garrison Brothers, Fort Dodge, Iowa. [4-] b) 2 brothers are seated on stumps. The older one has a bat, the younger one a ball. By E. H.
Lot: 209 - A women’s baseball club. Lulley &
A women’s baseball club. Lulley & Peterson’s New York Young Ladies’ Base Ball Club. 10 women in uniform, 3 bats. Cabinet by Zimmerman & Co., Columbia, Pennsylvania
Lot: 210 - A women’s calisthenics club.
A women’s calisthenics club. The trainer is at the left. There are clubs, weights, poles and a medicine ball with “95” on it, that probably stand for 1895. The girls seem happy. By Cottage Gallery, Iowa City, Iowa.
Lot: 211 - A tennis party in the garden.
A tennis party in the garden. A man, women and children drink tea, and several hold racquets. Lawn tennis developed as a social sport like croquet. This is a fine illustration of how it fit into upper class social life, and it is a wonderfully
Lot: 212 - A football end, identified as
A football end, identified as “Brokaw,” Probably H. C. Brockaw, Left End for Princeton. Cabinet card by Pach Bros., NY. The background has been covered by a gray wash, and there are cropping lines and pencil notations, making this a very
Lot: 213 - A collegiate rowing crew.
A collegiate rowing crew. One holds a rudder and there are oars with a “W” on them. By Howes, Ithaca, NY. These may be visitors to Cornell from Wesleyan.
Lot: 214 - A fencing trainer employs a device that holds the
A fencing trainer employs a device that holds the student’s arm at proper height. The trainer can pull the arm forward to strengthen the student’s arm and promote proper form. By Hannell & Wainright, Wilmington, Delaware.
Lot: 215 - Strengthening his arm in practice..
Strengthening his arm in practice.. Or is this a performer demonstrating an element of his performance? By F. Schanz, Fort Wayne, Indiana.
Lot: 216 - A fit boxer with his gloves and training ball.
A fit boxer with his gloves and training ball. A fine profile by Fred. Boissonnas, the Swiss photographer most celebrated for his photographs of Greece.
Lot: 217 - Tullus Wright, known as “The American
Tullus Wright, known as “The American Sampson,” posed with weights. A stamp verso refers to him as “Heavy Weight Manipulator, Philad’a Pennsylvania.” Cabinet card by Obermüller & Kern, NY. Clean but slight overall
Lot: 218 - The champion woman horseback rider.
The champion woman horseback rider. This is Miss Mirlie Peek, of Mandon, Michigan, “Champion Long Distance and Roman Standing Lady Rider of the World.” There are three poses in different costumes. By E. W. Moses, DuBois, Pennsylvania.
Lot: 219 - Eugen Sandow, by H. Roland White, Birmingham.
Eugen Sandow, by H. Roland White, Birmingham. This is a fine upper body portrait of the great strong man. In the early years of Be-hold we had a cabinet card of Sandow that sold for some kind of record. For years after that we were flooded with
Lot: 220 - Sandow pulls on a rope, holding another rope.
Sandow pulls on a rope, holding another rope. No maker indicated. Clean, slightly light.
Lot: 221 - A champion archer.
A champion archer. This is Will. H. Thompson, Esq. “Champion Archer of the US.” Identification in pen is on the bottom margin. No maker indicated.
Lot: 222 - A woman archer in uniform.
A woman archer in uniform. “Grace Leith Smith” is written in pencil on verso. Cabinet by G. W. Armstead & Sons, North Bend, Nebraska.
Lot: 223 - Patti Rosa in two athletic roles.
Patti Rosa in two athletic roles. In one she’s an archer. In the other she holds a tennis racquet. She was an actress, dancer and singer, known as “The Talented Little Soubrette.” 2 cabinet cards by Anderson, NY.
Lot: 224 - A boy bowler.
A boy bowler. His form is clearly shown because there is no background, only light shadows. By Rambo, Philadelphia.
Lot: 225 - Trapeze artists.
Trapeze artists. 2 cabinet cards by Star, Wheeling, West Virginia.
Lot: 226 - Gymnasts Cardello and Victorelli, performers on
Gymnasts Cardello and Victorelli, performers on the horizontal bar. The bases of posing stands are visible behind their feet. By J. Wood, NYC.
Lot: 227 - A man with a snowshoe, with medals.
A man with a snowshoe, with medals. He’s a member of the Montreal Toboggan Club at the 1884 Winter Carnival. Cabinet card by Notman, Montreal.
Lot: 228 - An ice skater, against a wintry backdrop.
An ice skater, against a wintry backdrop. He seems to be actually on ice, but in the studio. This is probably a fine simulation, but how does he hold this pose? Cabinet card by Palmquist & Jurgens, St. Paul, Minnesota.
Lot: 229 - An ice skater with blades over his shoulder,
An ice skater with blades over his shoulder, before a landscape backdrop. Cabinet card by Metropolitan Photograph, Jackson, Michigan.
Lot: 230 - World champion speed skater Joe Donahue.
World champion speed skater Joe Donahue. Born in Newburgh NY in 1871, he was world champion at 20 in 1891. In this cabinet card by L. Karmel, Newburgh he stands before a snowy urban backdrop.
Lot: 231 - Roller skating women, holding hands, in their
Roller skating women, holding hands, in their roller skating dress. Cabinet card by Perry Ayers, Sanborn, Iowa. Clean
Lot: 232 - A girl jumping rope.
A girl jumping rope. The logo is visible under the remnant of the original protective paper on the bottom margin. Cabinet card by Turner Bros. and Raymond, Wigan, England.
Lot: 233 - Ettie Brown, the child actress in costume on a
Ettie Brown, the child actress in costume on a bicycle, by Mora.
Lot: 234 - A girl on a tricycle with a toy stuffed horse.
A girl on a tricycle with a toy stuffed horse. By Mackenzie, Dubuque, Iowa
Lot: 235 - A woman on a high wheel bicycle
A woman on a high wheeler. A man in a uniform stands in front, with "H" and "C" on his hat, with an unclear letter in between. The letters stand for "Hornellsville ... Company." Two other women are around her. This is an early image, as she still
Lot: 236 - A woman on a high wheel bicycle.
A woman on a high wheeler. She has a horn at her waist, and is dressed in her riding clothes. This is the era of the "New Woman." This is an advertising cabinet card for Richmond Straight Cut Cigarettes, and a cigarette has been placed in her mouth.
Lot: 237 - A man with his high wheel bicycle.
A man with his high wheel bicycle. There is excellent detail of the construction. This has the large wheel in the rear. The 19-year-old rider is identified verso. By Woodill, Natick, Mass.
Lot: 238 - A man in riding position on his high wheel
A man in riding position on his high wheel bicycle. The bicycle is similar to the one in the previous lot but construction is different. By Genelli, St. Louis, Missouri.
Lot: 239 - A man is in riding position on his high wheel
A man is in riding position on his high wheel bicycle. The large wheel is in front. The photograph takes up the entire mount surface, in order to show the large wheel, and so covers the maker’s information. [3+]
Lot: 240 - A rider stands beside his high wheel bicycle, in
A rider stands beside his high wheel bicycle, in his riding clothes. The riders are dressed in fashionable attire. By Sherburne, Barre, Vermont.
Lot: 241 - Three cabinet cards of men with high wheel
Three cabinet cards of men with high wheel bicycles. a) A man in fancy dress by North, Bainbrdge.. b) A man in uniform with “R.C.C.” on his cap. By Bo Durtha, Delaware, Ohio. [3+] c) A man on a high wheeler, by L. M. Stoops, Perry,
Lot: 242 - Two cabinet cards of men with high wheel bicycles.
Two cabinet cards of men with high wheel bicycles. a) By Cramer, St. Louis, MO. . b) By Stigleman & Son, Richmond, Indiana. Slightly light.
Lot: 243 - Two cabinet cards of men on high wheel bicycles.
Two cabinet cards of men on high wheel bicycles. a) A man in ordinary street clothes is on a bicycle with narrow handlebars. By J. Kalman, Odell Illinois. . b) A man in uniform with letters on his cap. By Smith, Peoria, Illinois.
Lot: 244 - A boy with his high-wheel bicycle
A boy with his high-wheeler. He's identified verso and his age given as 9 years in September 1888. By Phelps, New Haven, Connecticut.
Lot: 245 - A high wheel bicycle statuette,
A high wheel bicycle statuette, presented March 1886 to Wm M. Woodside “from his Minneapolis Friends.” By Oswald Bros., Minneapolis.
Lot: 246 - Bicycle advertising.
Bicycle advertising. A fine side view of a bicycle, the 1895 model of the “Webster.” There is extensive advertising on the verso for the Webster Vehicle Company, Flint, Michigan.
Lot: 247 - Two bicyclists.
Two bicyclists. A rider with a logo on his sweater. By A. L. Browne, Millis, Mass. [4-]. A rider on his bicycle. By J. Benjamin, Cincinnati. There’s a wonderful photographer’s logo on the bottom margin.  Both for $90 (Est. $100 -
Lot: 248 - A bicycle rider with a pistol in his belt.
A bicycle rider with a pistol in his belt. The bicycle has replaced the western horse. By White, Monroe, Wisconsin.
Lot: 249 - A bicycle rider with a stein of beer.
A bicycle rider with a stein of beer. He has an insignia on his shirt, over his beer belly. By D. C. Smith, Omaha, Nebraska.
Lot: 250 - A fireman on a bicycle festooned with ribbons.
A fireman on a bicycle festooned with ribbons. “B.F.D.” is on his helmet. He has a large ribbon on his shoulder. Perhaps this is for a parade. By Kuhns, Atlanta, Georgia.
Lot: 251 - Two bicyclists.
Two bicyclists. A father is helping his son learn to ride. Or is he just holding the bicycle? In all these bicycle images the means of keeping the bicycle upright is never shown, unless the rider is standing beside it and holding it. By R. Snedden,
Lot: 252 - A rural bicycle club.
A rural bicycle club. Ten men in ordinary dress with their hats on are lined up in a field on their bicycles. They don’t look like they are going to race, or even to ride in this field. Cabinet card by Sam Bristow, Wetmore Kansas.
Lot: 253 - A woman in her riding outfit, with her bicycle.
A woman in her riding outfit, with her bicycle. These are interesting for the attire, not just for the bicycles. By Vernon Gallery, Richmond, Virginia..
Lot: 254 - A woman bicyclist with a cap, a full blouse, a
A woman bicyclist with a cap, a full blouse, a long skirt, with her bicycle. By Driffill, Kansas City, Kansas.
Lot: 255 - A woman bicyclist in a similar outfit to the
A woman bicyclist in a similar outfit to the subject of the previous Lot. She has a men’s bicycle with a straight bar, but with a pad around the bar.
Lot: 256 - A black woman with her bicycle.
A black woman with her bicycle. She wears a full skirt and heavy jacket, and gloves. By Elite Studio, San Diego, California.
Lot: 257 - A woman bicyclist in her riding clothes, with a
By Hartley, “Leading Bicycle Photographers in the West,” Chicago
Lot: 258 - A woman with her bicycle. “Ivoryette
A woman with her bicycle. “Ivoryette Finish” cabinet card by Tasker [no location indicated.]
Lot: 259 - A girl on her bicycle, with her dog.
A girl on her bicycle, with her dog. By J. A. Jewell, Sharpsville, Pennsylvania.
Lot: 260 - A woman who fell off her bicycle [as staged in the
A woman who fell off her bicycle [as staged in the studio.] There’s a rolled-up newspaper in the handlebars. By Hayward, Devizes.
Lot: 261 - A bicycling couple.
A bicycling couple. The woman has an insignia on her cap and a medal. The man is riding a woman’s’ bicycle with a slanted bar. By Schultz, Chicago.
Lot: 262 - An early motorcycle with its rider.
An early motorcycle with its rider. A sign identifies it as “The Shrewsbury Motor.” By Willliams & Williams Studios. The verso lists several studio locations in the British Isles.
Lot: 263 - A baby Texan in a carriage festooned with ribbons.
A baby Texan in a carriage festooned with ribbons. By Montgomery, Yoakum and Eagle Lake, Texas.
Lot: 264 - A baby on a rocking horse, by Brady, Orange, New
A baby on a rocking horse, by Brady, Orange, New Jersey. A vignette image. There’s an interesting print on the verso showing a camera and objects from the studio. Plus a CDV by P. Truefitt, Edinr [Scotland] of a man standing beside a young boy
Lot: 265 - A baby with lots of hair.
A baby with lots of hair. No maker indicated.
Lot: 266 - Weighing the baby, with a message from Harold-
Weighing the baby, with a message from Harold-- “My Weight in Love I send.” No maker indicated.
Lot: 267 - Ready for bed, by J. P. Ball, black photographer
Ready for bed, by J. P.Ball. The black daguerreotypist from Baltimore moved to Helena Montana and set up a studio with his son. They had two galleries in the city, at "The Sign of the Red Ball." Their artistry is not only shown in the photograph but
Lot: 268 - A girl with a doll dressed like her.
A girl with a doll dressed like her. No maker indicated.
Lot: 269 - A smiling girl holds her doll’s hand.
A smiling girl holds her doll’s hand. By Samborsky, St. Louis, Missouri.
Lot: 270 - Ukrainian children with a stuffed bear, dog and
Ukrainian children with a stuffed bear, dog and hoop. By N. Ouzhetski, Kiev. Slight vertical scratches.
Lot: 271 - A blonde girl with a blonde doll.
A blonde girl with a blonde doll. By Hubbard, Milford, New Hampshire.
Lot: 272 - Sisters with their dolls.
Sisters with their dolls. The girls are dressed alike, and so are the dolls. By T. Livingston, “Traveling.” Sometimes the works of traveling artists have a “primitive” character, but not here. The lower left mount corner is
Lot: 273 - A girl whose doll has fallen over.
A girl whose doll has fallen over. The girl leans against hay that has been set up in front of the studio balustrade. By Moon, South Oil City, Pennsylvania.
Lot: 274 - A doll alone.
A doll alone. The dress has been colored purple. The bottom of the mount has been cut, so the maker’s name can’t be seen.
Lot: 275 - A girl with her doll, toys and other objects on
A girl with her doll, toys and other objects on the table and floor. They include a puppet, a xylophone, a drum, among other things. By Louis Oleson, Fotile Minnesota. There’s a soft diagonal bend in the lower right.
Lot: 276 - A couple in an early open automobile,
A couple in an early open automobile, by Karl Bopp, Weingarten i.W., Germany.
Lot: 277 - A couple in an early open automobile, with a baby
A couple in an early open automobile, with a baby in back. A sign in the store window reads “Electric Lighting.” Some stains near the bottom.
Lot: 278 - An early open automobile with a chauffeur
An early open automobile with a chauffeur, by Franz Fischer, Graz, Austria.
Lot: 279 - An electric storm over Memphis.
An electric storm over Memphis. An extremely rare subject for this time. By Gebhardt & Co, Cottage Gallery, Memphis, Tennessee. The logo on the back gives the address of a separate Ladies Entrance to the studio.
Lot: 280 - A cyclone over Oklahoma City.
A cyclone over Oklahoma City. There are nice silhouettes of the buildings at the bottom. By F. Croft, Oklahoma City, when that was still Indian Territory.
Lot: 281 - A house overturned by a cyclone
A house overturned by a cyclone. By C. C. Stotz, El Reno, Oklahoma.
Lot: 282 - A tornado-damaged town.
A tornado-damaged town. The foreground buildings seem fine, but the wreckage from the path of the tornado is behind them. By E. B. Snell, Wellington, Kansas.
Lot: 283 - Early oil wells in Louisiana.
Early oil wells in Louisiana. “Chicago Jennings No. 2” is written in pen on the bottom margin. This was one of the first wells in the Louisiana oil boom. No maker indicated.
Lot: 284 - A sod house in Dakota, The family poses in front.
A sod house in Dakota, The family poses in front. There is a storm cellar at the left, a bed frame and a grinding wheel. Copyright 1885 by Templeman, Miller, Dakota. There’s a poem printed verso, “The Little Sod Shanty on the
Lot: 285 - Early settlers in Indian Territory.
Early settlers in Indian Territory. Two women, 5 children and a dog pose in front of the cabin. Men play their fiddles on the sides.
Lot: 286 - Early settlers in Indian Territory,
Early settlers in Indian Territory, posed in the studio of woman photographer Mrs. S. M. Westbrook, Chackasha, I.T.
Lot: 287 - Burying the dead at Wounded Knee.
Burying the dead at Wounded Knee. Workers stand in the mass grave. More corpses lie on the ground ready to be dropped into the grave. Soldiers look on, holding their rifles. One holds a shovel. This is one of the iconic photographs of the aftermath
Lot: 288 - Chief Two Strikes,
Chief Two Strikes, Lakota War Chief. He participated in the Ghost Dance, and fought a number of battles after Wounded Knee. He eventually surrendered and tried to negotiate with a delegation to Washington. No maker is indicated, but this image has
Lot: 289 - An Indian family.
An Indian family. They wear Indian dress and the man has a rifle, and the baby is in a papoose cradle with a decorated collar around its neck. They are nevertheless presented as a typical family, without being made to look “exotic.” No
Lot: 290 - “Apache Belle” by Hartwell, Phoenix,
“Apache Belle” by Hartwell, Phoenix, Arizona Territory. The title and number “400” are in the negative. This differs markedly from the widespread presentation of Apache and related women with their beasts bare. This woman is
Lot: 291 - Prospectors in Arizona.
Prospectors in Arizona.. The kneeling men hold nuggets. A vignette image by Hamaker, Prescott, Arizona.
Lot: 292 - An assayer in Arizona,
An assayer in Arizona, He’s holding a chisel to break off pieces from the rock that has been placed on the studio floor. He holds a piece of the rock in the other hand. There’s a bowl in front of him [to wash the rock?]. His rifle is at
Lot: 293 - An early slot machine, the
An early slot machine, the “Coinograph.” It’s set up in the studio, bolted to the floor. Cabinet card by Wilson, Ottowa, Illinois. The verso is an advertisement by manufacturer, T. J. Nertney of Ottowa.
Lot: 294 - Winning tickets for the Louisiana Lottery., 1892.
Winning tickets for the Louisiana Lottery., 1892. There are period pencil notations on the verso giving the numbers and payments. No maker indicated.
Lot: 295 - Those electrocuted in the Ohio Penitentiary.
Those electrocuted in the Ohio Penitentiary. There’s a photograph of the chamber with the electric chair, and a drawing of the chair. There are 26 numbered portraits of those electrocuted, with their names, crimes, and dates of execution
Lot: 296 - Barnum’s Museum in New York.
Barnum’s Museum in New York. A rare early stereo view on a yellow mount. This was the primary venue for Barnum’s acts until it burned down in 1865 (before the cabinet cards that follow were made.) It established the craze for various
Lot: 297 - The Murray Midgets.
The Murray Midgets. CDV by Eisenmann. These triplets pose with their mother. A cabinet card by Eisenmann of the same image is Plate 19 in Michael Mitchell’s Monsters of the Gilded Age (1979), still a valuable resource with an excellent
Lot: 298 - A giant with a greatly enlarged arm and a deformed
A giant with a greatly enlarged arm and a deformed leg. CDV with no maker indicated.
Lot: 299 - Captain M. V. [Martin Van Buren] Bates, a giant
Captain M. V. [Martin Van Buren] Bates, a giant known as the “Kentucky Giant.” “His first occupation was as a schoolteacher, but upon the outbreak of the Civil War, he joined the Confederate Army as a private in the 5th Kentucky
Lot: 300 - A giant, by Muybridge.
A giant, by Muybridge. This is a rare example of a CDV from Muybridge's "Helios Flying Studio" with extensive detailed advertising on the verso.
Lot: 301 - “The Original Eliophobus Family” from
“The Original Eliophobus Family” from Madagascar. CDV by Eisenmann. These were European albinos presented as Negroes from Madagascar, Madagascar being the favorite invented native habitat of supposed exotic beings. CDV by Eisenmann.
Lot: 302 - Felix Wehrle, the elastic skin man.
Felix Wehrle, the elastic skin man. He had the Ehlers-Danlos syndrome. CDV by Eisenmann. A cabinet card of the same image is Plate 74 of Monsters of the Gilded Age.
Lot: 303 - Maximo and Bartola, “Aztecs of Ancient
Maximo and Bartola, “Aztecs of Ancient Mexico.” They were pinheads (Microcephalics) from San Salvador. [This is the disease currently caused by the Zeka virus.] There is an excellent discussion in Monsters of the Gilded Age, where Plate
Lot: 304 - Charles B. Tripp, armless.
Charles B. Tripp, armless. He is shown writing with his toes, with paraphernalia of some of his other activities on the floor. He has written an endorsement on the back of this CDV by Eisenmann. See Lot 374.
Lot: 305 - I. W. Sprague, human skeleton, posed with his wife
I. W. Sprague, human skeleton, posed with his wife and children. He was 5 foot 3 ½ inches tall, and weighed 46 pounds. See Lot 341 for a cabinet card.
Lot: 306 - A bearded girl, six years old.
A bearded girl, six years old. CDV by Anthony. This may be the earliest photograph of Annie Jones [See lots 370, 371]
Lot: 307 - An albino [Circassian] woman with long blond hair.
An albino [Circassian] woman with long blond hair. CDV by J. K. Stevens, Chicago.
Lot: 308 - Miss Effie Reynolds “The Madagascar
Miss Effie Reynolds “The Madagascar Lady” with her bird. CDV by Eisenmann. See Lot 365 for Iboina.
Lot: 309 - Deakin’s Liliputian Comic Opera Company.
Deakin’s Liliputian Comic Opera Company. A cabinet card by Houseworth & Co., San Francisco. The cast includes several performers from Barnum’s Theater, identified in pencil verso. The giant Col. Goshen is in the center. Others include
Lot: 310 - Bertha Carnihan, midget.
Bertha Carnihan, midget. She holds a flower. A pencil inscription on the verso indicates she is 21 years old, weighs 40 pounds.
Lot: 311 - Midget Dollie Dodd with her “normal”
Midget Dollie Dodd with her “normal” sized sister Clara. Dollie is 16 years old, 34 inches tall, weighs 41 pounds, according to the pencil inscription verso. No maker.
Lot: 312 - Midget Henriette Moritz, by Eisenmann.
Midget Henriette Moritz, by Eisenmann. She’s dressed in a fancy gown and holds a fan.
Lot: 313 - Midget Lucia Zarate, from Mexico, with her father,
Midget Lucia Zarate, from Mexico, with her father, by Eisenmann. There is a hand-written text verso by Mrs. Paul Sanborn, Med. Among other details we learn she “smokes a cigar or cigarette after each meal. She reads in Spanish and scolds in the
Lot: 314 - “Princess Wee Wee”, A black midget
“Princess Wee Wee”, A black midget with her mother. She is or was presented as 24 years old, 17 inches tall, and weight 7 ½ pounds. She became a dance sensation in the early 20th century.
Lot: 315 - “General Tiny Mite” with his siblings,
“General Tiny Mite” with his siblings, by Eisenmann.
Lot: 316 - “General Tiny Mite” with his parents.
“General Tiny Mite” with his parents. A pen notation on the verso identifies this was :taken at “Barnum’s Exhibition, Olympia. Kensignton, 21. November 1923.” Cabinet card by James Malins, West Kensington.
Lot: 317 - “General Tiny Mite” with his wife.
“General Tiny Mite” with his wife. Cabinet card by Rieman & Co, San Francisco.
Lot: 318 - Rossow’s Midgets, 2 cabinet cards.
Rossow’s Midgets, 2 cabinet cards. One shows them standing on the hands of their manager, by Feinberg, NY. The other is a composite of 6 images. Two show them standing on the manager’s arms.. A woman [mother?] appears in two of them.
Lot: 319 - “Little Lord Robert.”
“Little Lord Robert.” He stands beside a chair all dressed up with top hat and cane. No maker indicated.
Lot: 320 - “Count Magri” with two women, by
“Count Magri” with two women, by Olivier, NY. In 1885 he married Lavinia Warren, Tom Thumb’s widow. They hold flowers here, perhaps in celebration of their wedding.
Lot: 321 - A midget with his sister, by J. Katz, Boston.
A midget with his sister, by J. Katz, Boston. He has a pin on his jacket.
Lot: 322 - Filipino midgets, dancing.
Filipino midgets, dancing. An extensive text on the verso gives details.
Lot: 323 - George Williams, “The Turtle Boy.”
George Williams, “The Turtle Boy.” His condition produced distortion of his bones as well as dwarfism. Cabinet card by Wendt.
Lot: 324 - Major Charles Gantz, smiling, with a piece of the
Major Charles Gantz, smiling, with a piece of the watermelon he has cut with a saw. A pencil notation on verso says he is 33 years old, 18 inches. Cabinet card by Gilhausen Brothers, Granger, Missouri.
Lot: 325 - Ezra Sain, in a cart driven by a pigmy goat.
Ezra Sain, in a cart driven by a pigmy goat. Cabinet card by Simpson, Toledo OH. Corners of the mount are chewed.
Lot: 326 - A small woman stands beside a small horse.
A small woman stands beside a small horse. A black groom holds the horse. Cabinet by Eisenmann.
Lot: 327 - Carrie Akers, overweight midget
Carrie Akers. She was both very overweight and a midget. The standing gentleman holds flowers. This appears to be taken in front of a real log cabin, not a backdrop. There is light foxing on the mount, but the print is rich.
Lot: 328 - Chang-Yu-Sing, “The Chinese Giant.”
Chang-Yu-Sing, “The Chinese Giant.” Said to be over 8 feet. He was a major Barnum attraction, and supposedly irresistible to women. Two Cabinet cards by Bogardus. In one he stands alone. In the other probably his manager stands at his
Lot: 329 - Captain Ureck, Giant, 2 cabinet cards.
Captain Ureck, Giant, 2 cabinet cards. In one, by Eisenmann, he poses with his wife the snake charmer Lulu Lataska, not in costume. . In the other, by Baker, Columbus OH, he poses with his manager
Lot: 330 - A giant reaches out his arm over a
A giant reaches out his arm over a “normal” size man to show his height (8 feet 2 inches, according to a pencil note on verso.). His name is Lewis Wilkins. Cabinet card by Obermüller and Son. Light, as many of these are
Lot: 331 - The Texas Giant Brothers, Two cabinet cards by
The Texas Giant Brothers, Two cabinet cards by Eisenmann. These are the Shield Brothers, each said to be over 7 ½ feet tall, but they were actually a little less so.
Lot: 332 - Ella Ewing, giant woman. Said to be over 8 feet
Ella Ewing, giant woman. Said to be over 8 feet tall. Two cabinet cards. One, by Eisenmann, shows her at the age of 18, with her mother. [3+] The other, by Central Photo Co, St. Louis, shows her at the age of 22, with her parents.
Lot: 333 - A fat man with a violin, by Eisenmann.
A fat man with a violin, by Eisenmann. From the perspective of our current age of obesity it seems odd that very fat people would make their living exhibited as performers.
Lot: 334 - John Robinson, Fat Man. Claimed to be the heaviest
John Robinson, Fat Man. Claimed to be the heaviest man in the world, but he was “only” 588 pounds. See “Monsters of the Gilded Age” by Michael Mitchell, p. 102. This is the standard reference for Eisenmann’s photographs,
Lot: 335 - Fat girl Amelia Hill. Here she is at age 12,
Fat girl Amelia Hill. Here she is at age 12, already a star in the “freaks” circuit, weighing 381 pounds. Cabinet card by Eisenmann.
Lot: 336 - A pair of fat women performers, by Eisenmann. Ida
A pair of fat women performers, by Eisenmann. Ida Williams, weighing 556 pounds at the age of 25.
Lot: 337 - A fat woman, possibly Ida Williams,
A fat woman, possibly Ida Williams, by Nichols, Rutland, VT. A nice gentle pose.
Lot: 338 - Fred Howe (fat man) and George Moore (tall man.)
Fred Howe (fat man) and George Moore (tall man.) They performed as boxing partners. Cabinet by Mulligan Brothers, Columbus, OH.
Lot: 339 - Fred Howe and George Moore in a boxing stance.
Fred Howe and George Moore in a boxing stance. By Eisenmann. Light, on a thinner mount.
Lot: 340 - J. M. Coffey, human skeleton.
J. M. Coffey, human skeleton. This cabinet card by Eisenmann shows him standing with his dog.
Lot: 341 - I. W. Sprague, thin man.
I. W. Sprague, thin man. At 5 foot 3 ½ inches tall he was said to weigh only 46 pounds. He is shown with his mother and brother in this cabinet card by Eisenmann.
Lot: 342 - A man who fasted for 32 days.
A man who fasted for 32 days. Cabinet card by J. K. Stevenson, Chicago. Pen inscription on verso: “Taken March 26 1904 on the 31st day of my absolute fast of 32 days,” signed A. Louis Kuchested.
Lot: 343 - Men with big mustaches. 2 cabinet cards.
Men with big mustaches. 2 cabinet cards. One is by Reynolds, Fair Haven, VT, the other by Tichenor, Burlington, N.J. These were not theatrically displayed, but were considered unusual enough to be subjects of cabinet cards.
Lot: 344 - A man with a very long beard.
A man with a very long beard. Cabinet card by Bonnot, Montlucon. The subject has signed on the bottom of the mount “Le pére Coulon (80 ans) 18 mai 1906.” His beard is so long that he has to hold it up.
Lot: 345 - Three men with similar beards.
Three men with similar beards. By Sherburne, Barre, Vermont.
Lot: 346 - Alistair MacWilkie, “The Man with eleven
Alistair MacWilkie, “The Man with eleven foot BEARD.” He wears a kilt and holds a bagpipe. An extensive text on the verso gives advice on hair care. It sounds exactly like current ads and infomercials.
Lot: 347 - The Sutherland Sisters and their long tresses.
The Sutherland Sisters and their long tresses. Two cabinet cards. One shows them with their manager. It is an interesting group portrait in an elaborate arrangement that makes an interesting comparison with studio group portraits from the
Lot: 348 - Three long-haired women.
Three long-haired women. a ) A seated woman is seen in profile, by Eisenmann. ”Kicks” is written on her foot. This may be Victoria Sutherland. [3+] b) Mabel Milton, standing. She toured with Barnuim.  c) Fanny Batcheler, by Falk.
Lot: 349 - Three more long-haired women.
Three more long-haired women. a) A woman sits at her dressing table. Long strands of hair are suspended from a twisted rope around the table. b) A woman stands at a desk with a book open, by Cramer, Cross & Co St. Louis. c) Sisters with their heads
Lot: 350 - Linus the horse with a long mane.
Linus the horse with a long mane. 3 cabinet cards. One by Eisenmann shows him in front of a brick building, held by a groom. Statistics are printed on the verso. Another, by E. P. Olive, Boston, has a similarly printed list of statistics,. The age
Lot: 351 - A two-headed calf
A two-headed calf. Or is this a trick photograph? Cabinet card by Brown, Whitehall, Round Lake, NY AFTER SENDING OUT A NEWSLETTER CALLING THIS A DOG, SHARP-EYED FRIENDs CORRECTED ME -- IT'S A CALF. THERE REALLY ARE SUCH ANIMALS.
Lot: 353 - Joe, the Educated Orangutan.
Joe, the Educated Orangutan. An arrangement of 5 images with captions such as “Joe Writes Home,” “Joe Dining,” “Joe, after a hard day’s work.” Cabinet card by Obermüller and Son.
Lot: 354 - Waino & Plutano, “Wild Men of Borneo.”
Waino & Plutano, “Wild Men of Borneo.” One was actually born in Connecticut., the other in England. They exploited their condition on the stage, where they were very popular. They pose with their guardian in Eisenmann’s studio,
Lot: 355 - Australian Aborigines 2 cabinet cards, rare
Australian Aborigines. 2 cabinet cards and a pamphlet. Just as American Indians were exhibited as curiosities in the Eastern US and Europe, native peoples from other parts of the world were exhibited in shows. They were presented as the lowest
Lot: 356 - Mystery westerner dressed as Chinese
A note on the verso in modern pen identifies him as an American, William Robinson, who masqueraded as the Chinese magician Chung Lee Soo. . However I have been informed by an expert that he is not that person. Robinson never had a beard like this.
Lot: 357 - An African midget girl with her guardian or agent.
An African midget girl with her guardian or agent. Cabinet card by Garber, NY. A pencil inscription on the bottom of the mount: “Her native name is Bralah aged 3 yrs & 9 mos.”
Lot: 358 - Piebald family, with “normal” fathers
Piebald family, with “normal” fathers standing. Cabinet card by Wendt. A note on verso:reads, “Ma got at Des Moines at die fair colored people with white spots on their body and white hair.”
Lot: 359 - J.W. Nash, “The Leopard Boy.”
J.W. Nash, “The Leopard Boy.” Shown here at age 17. These were piebald black boys presented as “Negroes turning white.” Cabinet card by Burrell, Providence R.I.
Lot: 360 - South American or Middle Eastern mother and
South American or Middle Eastern mother and daughters. The older girl at right has “circassian” hair.
Lot: 361 - A black midget with deformed legs, being carried.
A black midget with deformed legs, being carried. Cabinet card by Eisenmann.
Lot: 362 - Zula Zingara, “Circassian” lady,
Zula Zingara, “Circassian” lady, possibly a sword swallower, with a pleasant face. Cabinet card by Obermüller & Kern.
Lot: 363 - Zoe Meleke, “Circassian” lady, by
Zoe Meleke, “Circassian” lady, by Eisenmann.
Lot: 364 - “Unzie the Albino.”
“Unzie the Albino.” An Ausralian aborigine of black parents. Cabinet card by Wesner, Los Angeles.
Lot: 365 - Iboina and Tomie. Iboina was “The White
Iboina and Tomie. Iboina was “The White Moor.” Her act included the white bird Tomie. Cabinet card by Eisenmann.
Lot: 366 - A snake charmer, wearing her snake charmer boots.
A snake charmer, wearing her snake charmer boots. Cabinet card by S. B. VanNess, Great Bend, PA.
Lot: 367 - Miss Leland, snake charmer, with a 10-foot snake.
Miss Leland, snake charmer, with a 10-foot snake. Cabinet card by Eisenmann.
Lot: 368 - A snake charmer, with two or possibly three
A snake charmer, with two or possibly three snakes. Cabinet card by Goins, Cincinnati.
Lot: 369 - Fanny Mills, “The Ohio Big Foot Girl.”
Fanny Mills, “The Ohio Big Foot Girl.” She had Milroy Disease. She was actually fairly small, weighing 115 pounds. She looks rather demure in this cabinet card by Eisenmann.
Lot: 370 - Annie Jones, bearded lady.
Annie Jones, bearded lady. This standing portrait by Obermüller & Kern shows her long hair. She was a Barnum attraction since early childhood.
Lot: 371 - Annie Jones, bearded lady.
Annie Jones, bearded lady. This close study by Eisenmann brings out her humanity.
Lot: 372 - Eli Bowen and his family.
Eli Bowen and his family. Bowen had phocomelia (seal limbs), and so could not walk in the normal manner. He needed to use his arms for mobility, and thus developed great strength in his arms, and performed as an acrobat. He is often depicted by
Lot: 373 - Armless and legless man.
Armless and legless man. Two cabinet cards by Obermüller & Son. In one he stands. In the other he is seated with the prosthetic devices arranged on a posing stand beside him.
Lot: 374 - Charles B. Tripp, armless wonder.
Charles B. Tripp, armless wonder. He uses his feet to perform complex tasks. In this cabinet card by Eisenmann he lifts a cup from the table. On the floor are scissors and other tools and examples of his cutouts, stencils and writing.. On the verso
Lot: 375 - A legless juggler. He holds knives.
A legless juggler. He holds knives. On the table on which he sits are fruit and Indian clubs. No maker indicated.
Lot: 376 - An armless musician plays a hammered dulcimer with
An armless musician plays a hammered dulcimer with his toes. There are other instruments behind him. His daughter plays the guitar. “John T. Owens” is written on the verso.
Lot: 377 - Francisco Lentini, a young Italian posed with his
Francisco Lentini, a young Italian posed with his father or manager. He had an additional leg (that included a genital.) He later married and had several children. Cabinet card by The Edena Photo Co., Philadelphia.
Lot: 378 - Laloo, with a small twin attached to him.
Laloo, with a small twin attached to him. The twin was without a head, but had arms and legs. It was advertised as his sister, but was actually male. Cabinet card by Wendt. The text on the bottom margin is partially rubbed.
Lot: 379 - Myrtle Corbin with her partially developed Siamese
Myrtle Corbin with her partially developed Siamese twin. She married and each twin bore children, two from one, 3 from the other. The cabinet card by Eisenmann is clean but slightly light with faint vertical streaks in the negative.
Lot: 380 - Tocci Brothers, Giovanni and Giacomo, conjoined
Tocci Brothers, Giovanni and Giacomo, conjoined Siamese Twins with two heads, each with one leg. Two cabinet cards. They were the basis of Mark Twain's novel Pudd'nhead Wilson.. In one they hold flowers up high. They hold them between their heads in
Lot: 381 - Conjoined twins in formal dress, by Wendt.
Conjoined twins in formal dress, by Wendt. Light, with light soil on the mount and verso.
Lot: 382 - Barney Baldwin, Broken Neck Wonder.
Barney Baldwin, Broken Neck Wonder. “The only living man in the history of the World with a broken neck.” (What?!!) His head is supported by something that goes up his back, over his head, and under his chin. Copyright 1888 by Baldwin.
Lot: 383 - Iron Jawed Man Alonzo Hiwanda.
Iron Jawed Man Alonzo Hiwanda. He supports 2 men on a barrel with his teeth. However this is a trick photograph. No maker indicated.
Lot: 384 - Circus strong man D. A. Hall in Connellsburgh,
Circus strong man D. A. Hall in Connellsburgh, Pennsyvania [pencil verso.] There is a mallet with which he smashes the rock. By Eisenmann.
Lot: 385 - Plate and basket jugglers.
Plate and basket jugglers. The juggling act is quite a feat. But so is the photographic legerdemain to make this image. Cabinet card by Fredricks, Brooklyn.
Lot: 386 - A juggler with sticks up in the air.
A juggler with sticks up in the air. There are balls in glasses on the table to the left. A strange prop is on the extreme right. Cabinet card by Rose & Co., Denver, Colorado. Possible signature on the bottom margin.
Lot: 387 - A juggler with clubs and bottles.
A juggler with clubs and bottles. He has a medal. By Miller & Smjith, Dedham, Mass.
Lot: 388 - A juggler with clubs, knives, plate, umbrella
A juggler with clubs, knives, plate, umbrella His hand rests on a double club (one on top of the other.,) By Montignani, Bridgeport, Connecticut.
Lot: 389 - Wallace & Wood, “Grotesque Musical
Wallace & Wood, “Grotesque Musical Clowns.” This is a photograph of a poster that is a composite of 11 images. By Wood, New York.
Lot: 390 - Unicycle and high wheel bicycle act, the Valdare
Unicycle and high wheel bicycle act, the Valdare Brothers. Cabinet card by Chickering, Boston, shows one of the brothers balancing on the hub of a unicycle. Another, by Post, Denver Colorado, is a composite of 9 photographs of their act.
Lot: 391 - A magician.
A magician. He holds a hat from which he has drawn a very long rope. This appears to be a collage, as the things on top of the stands, as well as their bases, appear to be painted along with the backdrop. Cabinet card by W. V. Desclos, Lawrence,
Lot: 392 - A knife thrower.
A knife thrower. The woman surrounded by the thrown knives appears serene. Thee are battle-axes on the ground that he also throws. Cabinet card by Ginther, Buffalo. )
Lot: 393 - “Mr. Hamlock and his Dancing Doll
“Mr. Hamlock and his Dancing Doll Partner.” This identification is written in pencil on the verso of the cabinet card by Jos. Nerr, Dayton, Ohio.
Lot: 394 - Emma Grattan, balancing act.
Emma Grattan, balancing act. She balances a sailboat on her bustle [see Lot 576] and the top of her head. Her identification is written in pencil on the verso of the cabinet card by Howell, NY.
Lot: 395 - Mlle Clifford “Champion Sword Swallower of
Mlle Clifford “Champion Sword Swallower of the World.” A saw is entering her mouth, courtesy of a photographic trick illusion. She has endorsed the verso in pencil, from London. No maker indicated.
Lot: 396 - “The Original Musical Carson,”
“The Original Musical Carson,” He plays two squeezeboxes at the same time. By Eisenmann.
Lot: 397 - Cowboy musicians.,
Cowboy musicians., identified in pencil on the verso as A. A. Babel “Cow Boy Pianist” and Miss Mattie Babel, “Cow Girl Cornetist.” They each have a pistol and bullet belt at their waist. One of Mattie’s feet is
Lot: 398 - Cowboy performer.
Cowboy performer. He has a pistol in the holster and one in his belt. By Eisenmann.
Lot: 399 - Lena Smith, Sharpshooter.
Lena Smith, Sharpshooter. She’s in the studio with her rifle. Seems to be signed on the bottom margin “Lena Smith Street Carnival.” By Evans Art Gallery (The Cornell University Art Gallery) Ithaca NY.
Lot: 400 - Champion Shots. Capt. A. H. Bogardus & Sons.
Champion Shots. Capt. A. H. Bogardus & Sons. “Champion Shots of the World.” With their rifles. By Eisenmann.
Lot: 401 - Billiard Champion George F. Slosson, by Falk NY.
Billiard Champion George F. Slosson, by Falk NY.
Lot: 402 - A finger billiardist Frank B. “Yank”
A finger billiardist Frank B. “Yank” Adams. The balls are manipulated by the fingers, without a cue stick. He is holding two billiard balls. By Falk, NY
Lot: 403 - Men with measuring tools and notebook.
Men with measuring tools and notebook. They have been identified as tree surveyors, who measure the girth of trees. This is a very rare occupational image. Uncased CDV size tintype.
Lot: 404 - A pipe-smoking carpenter sawing.
A pipe-smoking carpenter sawing. Uncased CDV size tintype.
Lot: 405 - Wallpaper hangers with bucket, tools and wallpaper
Wallpaper hangers with bucket, tools and wallpaper samples. Uncased CDV size tintype.
Lot: 406 - Installers of decorative molding.
Installers of decorative molding. An unusual occupational image. Uncased CDV size tintype.
Lot: 407 - A man with a cylinder with which he punches out
A man with a cylinder with which he punches out circles. He holds a 3-sided box that has the circular holes on two sides. What is it? Please let me know. Uncased CDV size tintype.
Lot: 408 - A tinsmith with shears cutting a pipe.
A tinsmith with shears cutting a pipe. Uncased CDV size tintype.
Lot: 409 - A blacksmith.
A blacksmith. A great image with an appropriate backdrop. Moving the anvil into the studio must have been quite a job. By Lane Brothers, “Berkshire Photographic Studio/ Portrait House” Hoosatonic, Mass. Dated 1891.
Lot: 410 - Stove repair workers, by Prince, Galion, Ohio.
Stove repair workers, by Prince, Galion, Ohio. An upside down impression of a logo for Lilienthal, Galion, Ohio is superimposed at the top.
Lot: 411 - Railroad workers, with large oiling cans and a
Railroad workers, with large oiling cans and a shovel for coal. The two men are not in their working clothes, but wear similar jackets. Cabinet card by Richie Brothers, Kimgman, Kansas and Centralia, Illinois.
Lot: 412 - A railroad engineer, with pressure valves and
A railroad engineer, with pressure valves and meters. He looks down at some object. Cabinet card by Thompson, Cameron, Missoui.
Lot: 413 - Door finishers.
Door finishers. They apply varnish. By J. S. Fritz, Reading, PA. Light soil is mostly visible on the bottom margin.
Lot: 414 - A French saddle maker.
A French saddle maker. Cabinet card by Piquée, Troyes. He presents himself as “Peintre Phot.” This may not indicate that he is both a painter and a photographer, but rather that he is a photographic artist.
Lot: 415 - A western saddle.
A western saddle. By Schuster, Cincinnati.
Lot: 416 - A harness maker.
A harness maker. He has placed examples of his work on posing stands. By Lenney, Newport, PA. Light soil.
Lot: 417 - A harness shop, with the owners and workers.
A harness shop, with the owners and workers. At the right is a one-legged black man. No maker is indicated.
Lot: 418 - Butchers at work [in the studio.}
Butchers at work [in the studio.} A paper with “VOLSTORE” is put up on the backdrop. By Gerlach, Elgin, Illinois.
Lot: 419 - Pastry chefs.
Pastry chefs. The man at right holds a knife and cleaver. By P. L. Laurene, with no place indicated.
Lot: 420 - A boot maker.
A boot maker. This is a beautifully romantic portrait of a humble craftsman.
Lot: 421 - A barber shaves a customer on a reclining wood
A barber shaves a customer on a reclining wood chair. By Shadle & Busser, York, PA.
Lot: 422 - A barber cuts a customer’s hair.
A barber cuts a customer’s hair. The customer sits on the latest fancy model of chair. There is some paper applied to his head.
Lot: 423 - A barber shaves a customer.
A barber shaves a customer. This is an active image rather than a formal “occupational.” The shaving mug is on the chair at left. “Charles Farnsworth shaving Wilber Nimms” is written in blue pencil verso. By Hannity Studio,
Lot: 424 - The most popular barber in New Hampshire, 1891.
The most popular barber in New Hampshire, 1891. He received 27961 votes in a contest sponsored by the Manchester DAILY PRESS. The elaborate vase he won, with its inscription, is pictured, along with the hairdresser’s portrait.
Lot: 425 - Employees of the Shreveport G. E. L. & P. Company.
Employees of the Shreveport G. E. L. & P. Company. The engineer is at left. A fan is on top of the meter in front of him. In the center sits the Superintendent, holding a ceiling fixture. At right is an electrician, holding a ceiling fan. On a box
Lot: 426 - Firemen, winners of the 1892 World Hose Coupling
Firemen, winners of the 1892 World Hose Coupling Championship. A modern pencil note verso says “Both were killed in 1894 when an explosion in a Butte warehouse full of dynamite wiped out the entire fire department except two men.” The
Lot: 427 - A lawman [sheriff?] with his badge and star.
A lawman [sheriff?] with his badge and star. By J.T. Moss, Paris, Missouri.
Lot: 428 - A woman sailor.
A woman sailor. She holds a heavy nautical rope. Cabinet card by Flodin & Thyberg, Worcester, Mass. There’s a fancy engraving on the verso.
Lot: 429 - Sailors on shore on the Bowery.
Sailors on shore on the Bowery. Cabinet card by W. Fricke, “Atlantic Garden,” 50 Bowery, NY. Atlantic Garden was a beer hall and theater, frequented by Germans.
Lot: 430 - Russian soldiers.
Russian soldiers. A modern note in pencil calls them “An Imperial Russian Soldier Group, ca. 1910’s.” but that is only conjecture. Some wear uniforms. It’s possible that this is a pre-revolutionary military group. Third from
Lot: 431 - A cowboy.
A cowboy. He holds a rope and has the handle of a pistol sticking out of his belt. Possibly he is a visitor dressed up as a westerner, though maybe not. By Heyn, Laramie, Wyoming. Heyn made many notable photographs of Indians.
Lot: 432 - A gaucho. Philadelpohia Photographer Competition
A gaucho. This dashing pipe smoking fellow has a pistol at his waist and holds a rope. There are articles of tackle on the ground, and other details of dress. The lengthy text on the verso tells that this is a Competition Picture for the Gold Medal
Lot: 433 - Beer brewers
Beer brewers. That is my guess because of the man in the apron at right. The bottles appear to be beer bottles, not wine bottles. There’s a large leather-bound album on the table, on which is a quill and inkwell. Something is being celebrated.
Lot: 434 - Vintners celebrating.
Vintners celebrating. One holds a small goat or lamb, another holds a dog. By H. Reil, Iserlohn Germany.
Lot: 435 - A mail man. By Upton, Oberlin, Ohio.
A mail man. By Upton, Oberlin, Ohio. “Compliments of carrier No. 1 [signed] L.P.C.”
Lot: 436 - A mail man. By O’Neil, New Bedford, Mass.
A mail man. By O’Neil, New Bedford, Mass.
Lot: 437 - A mail man.
A mail man. His pouch is full of letters and packages. By Godfrey, Olean, NY.
Lot: 438 - A delivery man for the National Express company
A delivery man for the National Express company delivering packages for the photographer. The package is addressed to H. T. Dolmetsch, Foto, Honesdale, PA, and he is the maker of this cabinet card.
Lot: 439 - An egg dealer, putting eggs into cartons.
An egg dealer, putting eggs into cartons. The advertising “Fresh Eggs” [the “s’s” are reversed,] Leetonia, Ohio, is written in the negative, not on the side of the box. No maker is indicated.
Lot: 440 - Making Ice Cream.
Making Ice Cream. A woman happily works the wooden churn out in the orchard. Painted on the side of the churn is “Silver Medal Award 1883 at Cincinnati Exposition.” I can’t certify that this is an ice cream churn, but the collector
Lot: 441 - Stuffing a turkey with a turkey-stuffing machine.
Stuffing a turkey with a turkey-stuffing machine. The girl works outside in the snow. Cabinet card by Pardo, Muscatine, Iowa.
Lot: 442 - Canning fruit.
Canning fruit. A man holds a tray of unusual jars. The women work with some small fruit or vegetable, like plums or tomatoes. Note on verso: “Charles Dannells when he worked at the canning factory in Butler about 17 years old.” Cabinet
Lot: 443 - Salesmen of fruit preserves.
Salesmen of fruit preserves. Signs show the various fruits. Two have jars in front of them. The standing man holds a jar. The seated one is ready to take orders. Cabinet card by Talman & Son, Shelbyville, Indiana.
Lot: 444 - A watermelon grower.
A watermelon grower. A clipping that accompanies this cabinet card identifies him as Hon. G. W. Swink, founder of Colorado’s Watermelon Day. It gives a detailed account of the growth of that event under Swink’s supervision. Here he is
Lot: 445 - Enjoying a watermelon.
Enjoying a watermelon. By Reynolds, Jefferson, Iowa.
Lot: 446 - Women at a watermelon party.
Women at a watermelon party. It’s interesting to compare the way they are grouped with adventurous daguerreian groupings from 40 years before. They are identified in the verso, with an 1893 date. See Lot 211 for other outstanding groupings. By
Lot: 447 - Women and a girl take a break from haying.
Women and a girl take a break from haying. Was this taken in the barn or set up in the studio? Cabinet by George F. Sterling, West Bay City Michigan.
Lot: 448 - Inspecting overalls.
Inspecting overalls. Pencil note on verso: “Inspecting overalls mfg’d at Hooker, Corser & Mitchell plant on Frost St, Brattleboro. Lady on right Mrs. Minnie Bliss forelady for 40 years. (fom Before our Time Brattleboro p. 93.”
Lot: 449 - Making clothing.
Making clothing. Women perform 3 activities: hand sewing, cutting, and sewing on a “Domestic” sewing machine. A fashion illustration is put up on the backdrop. Cabinet card by Mueller, Owatonna, Minnesota.
Lot: 450 - Sewing machine salesmen.
Sewing machine salesmen. A man demonstrates its working as his partner stands by, in a vignette image by Staley Brothers, Tullahoma, Tennessee.
Lot: 451 - Corset sales ladies.
Corset sales ladies. They travel to women’s homes with samples in a box. Or they work in a store, and illustrate this activity in the studio. The woman who tries on a corset over her dress may be a customer, or she may be demonstrating a
Lot: 452 - A secretary at her typewriter.
A secretary at her typewriter. This is a good view of this early typewriter, by Roehm & Montgomery, Baton Rapids, Michigan.
Lot: 453 - A secretary at her typewriter.
A secretary at her typewriter. A note in marker on the verso dates this 1876 and identifies this as “The first Sholes typewriter now the ‘Remington.’” Fade especially at right side. By J. Sasse, Milwaukee Wisconsin.
Lot: 454 - A man with an early typewriter, identified in pen
A man with an early typewriter, identified in pen on bottom margin as “Eugene Cass with his typewriter.” He doesn’t seem to be a secretary, but is writing a letter. It might have been unusual in this period for someone to own a
Lot: 455 - A whiskbroom salesman.
A whiskbroom salesman. He carries a basket of wares. By Moore’s Studio, Rutland Vermont.
Lot: 456 - Ushers lined up in front of Proctor’s Opera
Ushers lined up in front of Proctor’s Opera House, “Matinees Wednesday and Saturday.” Managers or patrons pose at the entrance (with a policeman) and up on the balcony. By Betts, Bridgeport, Connecticut.
Lot: 457 - Cleaning staff. This is a rhythmic line-up of 5
Cleaning staff. This is a rhythmic line-up of 5 maids with their brooms. A few more brooms are stacked, like rifles. By G. H. Tebbetts, Laconia, New Hampshire.
Lot: 458 - Maids.
Maids. They each have a product for cleaning – a dusting broom, a broom, and a dustpan. By Martin, Topeka Kansas.
Lot: 459 - Waitresses with their trays.
Waitresses with their trays. A landscape backdrop has been placed in back of them. By J. J. Fonfara, Chicopee Falls Mass.
Lot: 460 - A woman painter with an easel on her lap, scraps
A woman painter with an easel on her lap, scraps of material on the box on the floor. This is taken in her room, not in the studio. A wonderful portrait and composition. By Curtis & Ross, Lewiston, Maine.
Lot: 461 - A women’s painting group, outdoors.
A women’s painting group, outdoors. By R. Milliken, Kirkcaldy, Scotland
Lot: 462 - A painter on pottery.
A painter on pottery. He seems to have just looked up from his work. Posters have been put on the backdrop for Sen Sen and Throat Balsam. No maker indicated.
Lot: 463 - A stencil artist.
A stencil artist. He holds a notebook and a sign reading “Parks.” Another example of his lettering leans against the studio balustrade. A stamp for “J. Sudinka” or “Serdinka” Photographer is on the verso.
Lot: 464 - A newspaper reporter for the Palmyra N.Y.
A newspaper reporter for the Palmyra N.Y. Journal takes notes. Newspaper mastheads are hung on a rack, and a copy of the issue of August 4, 1894 is on the floor. By G. M. Elton, Palmyra. On the verso there is a list of Elton’s awards of
Lot: 465 - A newspaper boy dozes against a barrel of flour.
A newspaper boy dozes against a barrel of flour. The photograph is by Adt & Brother, Waterbury, Connecticut. The cabinet card was distributed compliments of the Waterbury American.
Lot: 466 - Advertisement for the Owosso Michigan Times.
Advertisement for the Owosso Michigan Times. Several issues are displayed as well as a flier advertising the printing firm. It’s amazing to see how dense with text these pages are, compared with today’s small town newspapers [if there are
Lot: 467 - A surveyer.
A surveyer. Nice landscape backdrop. By Sim. Mould, Baraboo, Wisconsin.
Lot: 468 - A women’s surveying group.
A women’s surveying group. A class from Monmouth College, Illinois. The professor is surrounded by students with their surveying instruments. I can’t recall ever seeing a period photograph of woman surveyor. By Root, Monmouth Illinois.
Lot: 469 - The daughter of a Railroad ticket seller.
The daughter of a Railroad ticket seller. Announcement of prices and service details for the Clover Leaf R.R. are on a large board. A little girl stands beside it with a sign “MY PAPA SELLS TICKETS.” The Toledo, St. Louis and Western
Lot: 470 - A dry goods and carpet store.
A dry goods and carpet store. The proprietor stands in front with his daughter. Rolled-up carpets are on the sidewalk in front of them. Packages of rug warp are in the window. By E. W. Cook, Albany, NY.
Lot: 471 - Makers of caskets and coffins.
Makers of caskets and coffins. The proprietors stand in the doorway. No maker is indicated, but the upright board on the right suggests this is Norway, Missouri.
Lot: 472 - Naturalist/Taxidermist.
Naturalist/Taxidermist. A skull with eyeglasses is the head of this figure. On his chest, below the beads, is a paper name tag that reads “W. H. Wakeley, Naturalist Taxidermist.” By Kohler, Pasadena, California.
Lot: 473 - Etruscan skeletons from Bologna.
Etruscan skeletons from Bologna. While these have become familiar, they were only recently dug up at the time of this cabinet card by Fotographia dell’ Emilia, Bologna.
Lot: 474 - Tailors who also sell Ice Cold Summer Drinks.
Tailors who also sell Ice Cold Summer Drinks. The proprietors stand in front of the shop. Dated August 1893 in pencil verso. By Oscar Muller “Mercantile Photograph Company” NY. “Photographs of Merchandise a Specialty. Photographs of
Lot: 475 - Workmen pose as they emerge from the basement of
Workmen pose as they emerge from the basement of their NYC establishment. By S. Marksville, “Architectural, Mechanical, and Landscape Photographers.” Many cabinet cards of NYC storefronts are by this firm.
Lot: 476 - Glass and mirror sellers, NYC.
Glass and mirror sellers, NYC. The signs indicate the scope of their business. No maker indicated.
Lot: 477 - Cement manufacture.
Cement manufacture. A display shows products and advertising including photographs at the bottom. On top is a poster celebrating their awards at the World’s Columbian Exposition.
Lot: 478 - Inventor of the Columbus Clock.
Inventor of the Columbus Clock. He stands beside it. A period pen inscription verso says this was 18 feet tall, 11 feet wide, and it was exhibited at the Iowa State Fair in 1891. By Goble & Wenzel, Columbus, Ohio.
Lot: 479 - The inventor of a windmill.
The inventor of a windmill. He has a model on the balustrade. It is curious that for his occupational portrait he chooses to be dressed for the snowy weather represented by the backdrop. He must be Perkins, whose name is shown on the model. A
Lot: 480 - A studious inventor with his model engine.
A studious inventor with his model engine. Some statistics are written in red on the verso, along with the inventor’s name, Frank N. Weis, from Toledo, Ohio. He exhibited this at the 1890 Detroit Exposition. Photograph by E. J. O’Leary,
Lot: 481 - A grinding or sharpening machine.
A grinding machine. A note by the collector indicates this is for grinding (sharpening) planer blades. As this has the name of the manufacturer on the base, it is not a patent model. By Myers & Lesure, Middletown, NY.
Lot: 482 - A wheel bearing.
A wheel bearing. The shaft has been opened to allow a close view. By Smyth, Momence, Illinois.
Lot: 483 - A cutting tool.
A cutting tool. Some parts are on the floor. This good clear view is likely a patent model By O. R. Westmann, Joliet, Illinois.
Lot: 484 - Bundling or baling twine, 2 cabinet cards
Bundling or baling twine. Two cabinet cards clearly demonstrate how this clever apparatus works. By Henderlite's Studio, Festus, Missouri.
Lot: 485 - The inventor of a dentist's drill.
The inventor of a dentist's drill. A man in ordinary dress operates his invention with a foot pedal. A wheel draws or releases two strands of wire or cord that make a thicker line rotate that extends out from the top of the pole. It comes to a
Lot: 486 - A telegrapher with a good view of the apparatus.
A telegrapher with a good view of the apparatus. He’s writing the message. By Huard & Langlois, Winooski, Vermont.
Lot: 487 - A telegrapher at his desk.
A telegrapher at his desk. Another apparatus is at the right. Cabinet card by B. Teorey, Maynard, Minnesota.
Lot: 488 - A large cylinder gramophone with a large speaker.
A large cylinder gramophone with a large speaker. Girls pose with it outside. This is likely a prize possession of their father’s that was brought outside to be photographed. No maker indicated.
Lot: 489 - A man with an early phonograph. A rich print.
A man with an early phonograph. A rich print. From the back it can be seen that the mount was bent at the level of the bottom of the print, and neatly repaired. It can not be seen from the front, and does not effect the print, that is . The maker
Lot: 490 - Musicians who perform with musical glasses.
Musicians who perform with musical glasses. By Howie, Detroit, Michigan.  $60 (Est. $80 - $180)
Lot: 491 - Musicians with brass instruments, 3 cabinet cards.
Musicians with brass instruments, 3 cabinet cards. a) A woman in a band uniform with a large horn, by Hamilton, St. Louis. b) A man in a band uniform with a french horn, a “carbonette” by Feinberg, NY. c) A msn with a trombone with a long
Lot: 492 - Watch repair. Clocks and tools are on the table.
Watch repair. Clocks and tools are on the table. By C. F. Garrison, Rolfe, Iowa.
Lot: 493 - Watch repair. A customer stands at left.
Watch repair. A customer stands at left. The other standing person listens for the ticking. The seated man works on a watch, with his tools on the table. By P. Ostboe, Park River North Dakota.
Lot: 494 - A gem cutter’s artistry.
A gem cutter’s artistry. This is the “Cleveland Gem,” Cut and Polished by S. Dessau, New York. “Artotype” by E. Bierstadt, New York.
Lot: 495 - An organ builder or repair man.
An organ builder or repair man. The keyboard and other elements are piled in a heap. By Reedy, Postville, Iowa.
Lot: 496 - A church organist.
A church organist. He is Arthur Clyde. Cabinet card by Harold Wood.
Lot: 497 - An evangelist.
An evangelist. He holds a cornet. The large umbrella has religious messages. Cabinet by F. E. Baker, Greeley, Colorado.
Lot: 498 - An artist Evangelist.
An artist Evangelist. A label on the verso identifies the subject as “Rev. J. E. Cross, Artist Evangelist and Family. Lynn, Mass.” The mural he painted is angled against the backdrop. The child seems unafraid of death. By Reed, Lynn, Mass
Lot: 499 - An Italian Monk solicits alms.
An Italian Monk solicits alms. The man in front of him opens his wallet. By Giacomo Brogi, Florence.
Lot: 500 - Salvation Army women.
Salvation Army women. An American flag is on the table. By Miler, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Lot: 501 - A missionary. This is the Chinese Mission in
A missionary. This is the Chinese Mission in Portland, Oregon. A pencil notation on the verso indicates Rev. George Sickafoose is the missionary. He stands at the right with the staff. His image is marked with a pen ‘X’ on the surface.
Lot: 502 - A teacher. A lesson about George Washington is on
A teacher. A lesson about George Washington is on the blackboard. By Fear’s Studio, Green City, Missouri.
Lot: 503 - A taskmaster.
A taskmaster. A pair of cabinet cards show a stern disciplinarian chastising a boy. By Jungerman & Staiger, Michigan City, Indiana.
Lot: 504 - A fortune teller.
A fortune teller. She wears an elaborate dress and shows the cards she uses. By Paul Hoser, Stuttgart, Germany.
Lot: 505 - Fortune tellers, “The Three Fates.”
Fortune tellers, “The Three Fates.” They hold cards, some of which have fallen on the floor. A label attached verso reads: “Misses Mamie and Katie Timmonds and Ettie Fagan will give you insight into the strange mythology of olden
Lot: 506 - A mind reader.
A mind reader. There is a text in pen verso: “Prof. Roberts age of 23, July 23, 1894. Visited family having the gift of this power for three generations.” Despite all this I have a faint suspicion that he is reading his own mind, as the
Lot: 507 - A lady Aeronaut.
A lady Aeronaut. A pen inscription on the bottom margin informs us that this is “Lady Florence Chine… The Lightest Lady Aeronaut in the World, Weighing. 81 lbs.” This is a composite photograph., with Florence on the upper left,
Lot: 508 - A smoke Balloonist.
A smoke Balloonist. He hangs from the ring by his hands. See next lot. There is a stamp on the verso for J. Weiler & Co. Photographers, Cleveland, Ohio.
Lot: 509 - A balloonist. T
A balloonist. This is a photo collage of an unidentified balloonist, with images of him hanging in the air. No maker indicated.
Lot: 510 - Balloonist Z. D. Hogan.
Balloonist Z. D. Hogan. He stands in front of a large poster. There are folds visible in the poster that are similar to those in the background on the previous lot. There is a label in the lower right with his name and other details that are
Lot: 511 - The Champion Parachute Jumper of the World.
The Champion Parachute Jumper of the World. Prof. C. E. Slocum. By Slocum & Merriman [the same Slocum?] Prospect, Oneida County NY. They specialize in “Aeronauts & Parachutists.” There’s a nice image of a balloon on the verso.
Lot: 512 - A nurse. She’s writing notes or a
A nurse. She’s writing notes or a prescription. This is a pleasingly delicate image by Dana, N.Y.
Lot: 513 - A nurse. She’s pouring from a bottle into a
A nurse. She’s pouring from a bottle into a small glass. By Treadwell, Medford, Mass.
Lot: 514 - Laboratory workers.
Laboratory workers. The woman seated in the center holds an apple, and there are apples on the table at right. Cabinet card by Chr. Jorgensen, Sor? [Denmark.]
Lot: 515 - Medical Students.
Medical Students. They are all dressed up, with similar suits and collars. Have they just graduated? One holds bones, one has a skull on a stick. By Starr, Philadelphia.
Lot: 516 - A doctor, ready to go out into the cold in his
A doctor, ready to go out into the cold in his heavy coat, holding his bag. By W. J. Erb, Digby, Nova Scotia.
Lot: 517 - Taking his pulse.
Taking his pulse. The patient has his head bandaged. The doctor at left looks at his watch as he holds the patient’s wrist. The man in back has a basin and towel. By Blissenbach, Mankato, Minnesota.
Lot: 518 - An operating room scene.
An operating room scene. A young boy sits up on the operating table. The surgeon behind him holds his head. A young woman at the right may be a nurse. This seems to be in the operating room, not the studio, and reliance on “natural light”
Lot: 519 - Bandaging a leg.
Bandaging a leg. This is one of the strangest “genre” scenes of any in the sale. The “patient,” in striped pajamas, wears a hijab, though it may not be a woman. Two military men attend, The shoulder patch of the kneeling man
Lot: 520 - A photographer M.D.
A photographer M.D. This is a portrait of a man with upper body conditions. A Carte de Visite by J. C. Mills, M.D. Photographer, Penn Yan, NY.
Lot: 521 - A smallpox patient.
A smallpox patient. 3 7/8 x 2 7/8 – inch print on a cabinet card mount, with imprinted text on the mount: :”One of Seven Cases of Small Pox, Jefferson Township… O.,May and June, 1902. Compliments of D. H. Rowe, M.D.” This is
Lot: 522 - A tall black man with bony knees.
A tall black man with bony knees. A pen inscription on the bottom margin reads “27 yrs of age. 8 ft in height 105 inches from end of fingers across the breast. Gallatin, Tenn[essee]” This is a different type of presentation than the
Lot: 523 - An armless man.
An armless man. A text on the verso identifies the subject as Willie Fox, “Who had both arms blown off by the accidental discharge of a cannon at the railroad celebration at Park Rapids Minn. on Aug. 1st, 1891. Here as elsewhere there are
Lot: 524 - A man with a damaged knee.
A man with a damaged knee. He has a wooden “leg” supporting the knee, with the lower part of the leg pointed out at a right angle. The other leg is straight, but no shoe is visible. Possibly there is a wooden leg inside the pants leg. By
Lot: 525 - A man with a growth on top of his head.
A man with a growth on top of his head. A vignette portrait of a couple, by Fellers, Fair Play, Missouri.
Lot: 526 - A man with a hook for a hand.
A man with a hook for a hand. The other hand may be covered by cloth, with the ends of fingers protruding below. By Swartz, Stuart, Iowa.
Lot: 527 - Two men with broken arms, both are smoking cigars.
Two men with broken arms, both are smoking cigars. The man pointing has an umbrella leaning against him, the other has a box at his feet. By George Jefferson, Winchester, Illinois.
Lot: 528 - A legless man on a tricycle operated by hand
A legless man on a tricycle operated by hand levers. The photograph gives an excellent view of its construction and operation. By W. O. Towns, Lewiston, Pennsylvania.
Lot: 529 - A woman and a girl with crutches. 2 cabinet cards.
A woman and a girl with crutches. 2 cabinet cards. The subjects are seated, so whatever causes them to use crutches is not visible, yet they are careful to make the crutches a major part of the image. One is a woman in a wicker chair by Anderson,
Lot: 530 - A comparative Pepsin experiment.
A comparative Pepsin experiment. This is a rare example of a cabinet card giving scientific evidence. The bottles contain mixtures including four brands or types of pepsin. The photograph includes the hand-written protocol that is beneath the
Lot: 531 - A blind woman is posed before a backdrop that
A blind woman is posed before a backdrop that reveals a lovely scene she can't see. Carte de Visite by James Russell, Chichester.
Lot: 532 - A blind girl. This is a wonderful portrait.
A blind girl. This is a wonderful portrait. She holds a cane, lifts her dress to show her bare feet. She is identified as Elizabeth Saunders, 5 years old, from the Kindergarten for the Blind, Jamaica Plain, Mass. By Hastings, Boston.
Lot: 533 - A blind woman.
A blind woman. She is dressed to go out for a stroll. By Fred. Heyworth, St. Annes-on-Sea.
Lot: 534 - A man with a leather eye patch.
A man with a leather eye patch. By Vose & Son, Waterville Maine. Light soil on the bottom of the mount.
Lot: 535 - A post mortem of a baby.
A post mortem of a baby. This is a strange and powerful photograph in which the baby, indistinct, is way way back with a gown that seems extremely long. There is no backdrop or other context, making this an extraordinary image that transcends the
Lot: 536 - A post mortem of a baby.
A post mortem of a baby.. The bed sheet seems very long and it trails off into the darkness that surrounds the subject. The threads of the fabric on which the body lies stream down to that same darkness. By McElhose, Sheldon, Iowa
Lot: 537 - A vignette post mortem of a man.
A vignette post mortem of a man. By Willis, Middletown, Connecticut.
Lot: 538 - A post mortem of conjoined twins.
A post mortem of conjoined twins. This extremely rare image is formatted in an octagonal shape. No maker is indicated.
Lot: 539 - Mourning at the tomb. T
Mourning at the tomb. The tomb is for Corilla, the wife of Chares Peed, who died in 1880. A name and a date in 1894 is written in pencil on the verso. This is a lovely sentimental image. The tilted grave marker in back makes a strong contribution.
Lot: 540 - Sir John Herschel, CDV by Maull & Co., London
Sir John Herschel, CDV by Maull & Co., London. Herschel is at his desk, holding a quill pen (though the curtain at the upper right suggests this is the studio.) Herschel made numerous contributions to the development of photography as well as many
Lot: 541 - Oliver Wendell Holmes.
Oliver Wendell Holmes. He was a physician, professor, and poet. He developed the hand-held viewer for stereo views that carries his name. The collector’s note on the sleeve indicates this came from the Meserve collection of theatrical cabinet
Lot: 542 - Charles Dickens. Copyright 1867 by J. Gurney.
Charles Dickens. Copyright 1867 by J. Gurney. The backmark refers to this as a "Carte Imperiale" indicating that the term "Cabinet Card" had still not become common. This was Dickens' second reading tour in the US. A desk has been set up in Gurney's
Lot: 543 - Thomas Nast. Vignette portrait.
Thomas Nast. Vignette portrait. Nast was a political cartoonist, called the “Father of the American Cartoon.” By Sarony.
Lot: 544 - John Greenleaf Whittier., poet, abolitionist.
John Greenleaf Whittier., poet, abolitionist. By Warren’s, Boston.
Lot: 545 - Franz Liszt, composer and virtuoso pianist seated
Franz Liszt, composer and virtuoso pianist seated at the piano (in the studio.) By Franz Hanfstaengel, Munich.
Lot: 546 - Anton Rubenstein, piano virtuoso and composer.
Anton Rubenstein, piano virtuoso and composer. He was Tchaikovsky’s composition teacher. By Gurney.
Lot: 547 - Victor Herbert, cellist and composer of many
Victor Herbert, cellist and composer of many popular operettas, seated with his cello. By Falk
Lot: 548 - Max Bruch, composer. His “Scottish
Max Bruch, composer. His “Scottish Fantasy,” “Kol Nidre” and a violin concerto are concert staples. By Falk
Lot: 549 - Leon Marx, violinist.
Leon Marx, violinist. He was a child prodigy and had a successful career and played with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. This is a very successfully composed portrait by Morrison, Chicago, reminiscent of some of Sarony’s best.
Lot: 550 - Sarah Bernhardt. The great actress posed against a
Sarah Bernhardt. The great actress posed against a frieze, by Sarony. Ex Harvard College Library and NY Public Library.
Lot: 551 - Sarah Bernhardt on a stage set, by P. Nadar with
Sarah Bernhardt on a stage set, by P. Nadar with extensive advertising verso. Slightlly dingy.
Lot: 552 - Loie Fuller, 2 cabinet cards by Conly, Chicago.
Loie Fuller, 2 cabinet cards by Conly, Chicago. She was a pioneer modern dancer famous for her swirling dances with specially illuminated veils. She performed in the US and later in France. She was friends with many major artists and poets and
Lot: 553 - William Cullen Bryant.-- poet, (of
William Cullen Bryant.-- poet, (of “Thanatopsis,”) journalist, editor. He introduced Lincoln at his speech at Cooper Union. This is a strong standing portrait of Bryant in outdoor clothing. It is a wonderful example of actual objects
Lot: 554 - William Cullen Bryant by Sarony.
William Cullen Bryant by Sarony. He is lost in thought.
Lot: 555 - William Cullen Bryant by Sarony.
William Cullen Bryant by Sarony. A variant of the previous. The clothing is different. That one has Sarony's address at 37 Union Square. This one is at 97 Union Square.
Lot: 556 - Members of the Pennsylvania House of
Members of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, 1879. There are 204 tiny photographs [the collector counted them!] By Roshon, Harrisburg, PA.
Lot: 557 - Old Settlers of Brown County, Indiana.
Old Settlers of Brown County, Indiana. A collage by J. R. Swain, Morgantown, Indiana. He is selling these for 25 cents each, postpaid, so residents can have images of themselves or their relatives.
Lot: 558 - Buffalo Bill.
Buffalo Bill. A major figure in 19th century western U.S. history, from his early days riding for the Pony Express to his later career as a showman. This is a fine portrait by Naegeli. NY.
Lot: 559 - Winston Churchill in uniform, possibly as Minister
Winston Churchill in uniform, possibly as Minister of Munitions. A pencil note on the verso calls him "Inventor of the War Tank" and a newspaper clipping is attached that quotes Lloyd George as supporting the development of those tanks. By Elliott &
Lot: 560 - Queen Victoria and her grandchildren.
Queen Victoria and her grandchildren. By A. Bassano, London.
Lot: 561 - King Kalakaua, the last reigning monarch of
King Kalakaua, the last reigning monarch of Hawaii, known as the “Merrie Monarch.” By L. Williams, Honolulu
Lot: 562 - Archimandrite Leontiev in his rich garb with a
Archimandrite Leontiev in his rich garb with a misty symbolic background. The image is slightly recessed in the mount, as made. By Levinsky, St. Petersburg, with his blindstamp on the mount recto and information in Russion on the verso. There is also
Lot: 563 - Tsar Alexander III of Russia with his wife Marie
Tsar Alexander III of Russia with his wife Marie Feodorovna and their children Nicholas, George & Xenia, 1878. By Levinsky, in the same format as the previous lot, with Levitsky's blindstamp and Russian information on the verso (but without the
Lot: 564 - A beautiful portrait of a pensive young woman.
A beautiful portrait of a pensive young woman. “ Princess Margaret of Russia.” is identified in pencil verso. I haven’t been able to very this. By H. S. Mendelssohn, London.
Lot: 565 - An elegant Russian woman, possibly an actress,.
An elegant Russian woman, possibly an actress,. If she is an actress she may be a Rench actress who was in a Moscow production. By T. V. Trunova, Moscow.
Lot: 566 - Paul de Lagarde, anti-Semite
Paul de Lagarde. He was a biblical scholar and orientalist. His virulent anti-Semitism influenced Alfred Rosenberg and thus provided grounding for Nazi Ideology. Cabinet card by Paul Nadar with extensive advertising verso.
Lot: 567 - E.B. Ball as George Washington.
E.B. Ball as George Washington. Ball was a descendant of Washington’s family. Cabinet card by J. D. Merritt, Washington. There is a note on the verso signed by Ball, dated September 1892, from the Pension Office in Washington.
Lot: 568 - Fredrick Coombs as Benjamin Franklin.
Fredrick Coombs as Benjamin Franklin. Dressed as Franklin, he stands in front of the statue of Franklin that is in front of the Boston Latin School, that Franklin attended. Coombs was a daguerreotypist, photographer, phrenologist. Originally from
Lot: 569 - Actresses as the Statue of Liberty.
Actresses as the Statue of Liberty. Two cabinet cards by Falk, New York. a) Ramie Austen. Her figure is placed into a photograph of the base of the actual statue with the bridge and Manhattan behind. This is copyright 1885. Slight wear to the mount
Lot: 570 - The Statue of Liberty.
The Statue of Liberty. There is still some scaffolding at the base. A couple of gentlemen stand on the wall below. By Newsboy, New York.
Lot: 571 - The glass dress made for Princess Eulalia of
The glass dress made for Princess Eulalia of Spain. It was featured at the Libbey Glass exhibition at the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair. Cabinet card by Robinson and Roe, Chicago and New York, with extensive text verso.
Lot: 572 - A woman with her bustle supported by a cloth
A woman with her bustle supported by a cloth attached to her shoulder. This is a vignette image with no background, an “Elite” card copyright 1871 by Sarony, at 680 Broadway, New York.
Lot: 573 - Flying actors, 3 cabinet cards.
Flying actors, 3 cabinet cards. These are related to manipulated photographs, but they were also part of stage performances. a) Helena Loy, with wings. By Falk.  b) Preziosa Grigolatis in “The Flying Fairy,” by Falk.  c) Another
Lot: 574 - In the clouds. From ballet "Sylvia"
In the clouds. A scene from the ballet "Sylvia" (music by Delibes.) By Reichmann & Co., New York.
Lot: 575 - Holding the bell.
Holding the bell. This is Mrs Charles Watson, high above the city. This is a wonderful manipulated photograph, Copyright 1884 by Falk. On the bottom margin are lines from “Curfew must not ring tonight” by Rose Hartwick Thorpe.
Lot: 576 - Shadow play. 2 cabinet cards
Shadow play. 2 cabinet cards. Actress Clara Morris poses with a shadow figure. A wonderful pair of manipulated photographs by Sarony.
Lot: 577 - The Lilliputians. 2 cabinet cards.
The Lilliputians. 2 cabinet cards. This was a German company of midgets who performed in New York. One shows them in costume in “The Pupil in Magic” (the title of a poem by Goethe.) The names of all the actors are written in pencil verso.
Lot: 578 - The Mexican Junior Opera Company.
The Mexican Junior Opera Company. A rare photograph of this company ca. 1885 by Mora. The 6 members are identified in pencil verso. Second from the left, in white, is the 8 year old prima donna Carmen Moron. By Mora.
Lot: 579 - Sleeping beauties in front of a backdrop or stage
Sleeping beauties in front of a backdrop or stage set, by Sarony. Minor flaking of the edge of the red mount border.
Lot: 580 - Holding a spider.
Holding a spider. Actress June Agnott in Western garb holds a spider suspended from a stick. She performed in Western-theme productions, often with animals. By Shadlo & Busser, York, Pennsylvania. Clean . $40 (Est. $60 - $90)
Lot: 581 - Western characters.
Western characters. a) Annie Pixley in Western garb, possibly in her role as “M’liss” in “Child of the Sierras.” b) D. H. Harkins as an Indian. Both by Sarony
Lot: 582 - Mabel Santley, “Queen of the
Mabel Santley, “Queen of the Burlesque.” A pioneer Burlesque dancer, she was arrested in 1879 on the charge of indecent exposure for lifting her skirt in the Can Can, by Houseworth’s Celebrities. [See Lot 596].
Lot: 583 - Helene Menzelli in ballet costume
Helene Menzelli. She created scandals by appearing in music halls in ballet attire. By Sarony.
Lot: 584 - Actress Elsie Leslie. 3 cabinet cards.
Actress Elsie Leslie. 3 cabinet cards. She was a child star with a long acting career. There are two cabinet cards by Otto Sarony. He was Napoleon Sarony’s son, who produced photographs under his famous name, but the studio was actually run by
Lot: 585 - Billy Barlow, Beautiful profile. Gilbert and
Billy Barlow, a singer whose main career was with the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company that specialized in Gilbert and Sullivan. This is a beautiful profile with her hair and other features covered by the nun's habit, and relying only on an eye, nose and
Lot: 586 - Edwin Booth. 6 cabinet cards.
Edwin Booth. 6 cabinet cards. His name was tarnished by the assassination of Lincoln by his brother John Wilkes, Booth was a great Shakespearean actor. He was considered the greatest Hamlet of the 19th century. There are five cabinet cards by Sarony
Lot: 587 - Edwin Booth as family man.
Edwin Booth as family man. A portrait of Booth with his wife, an early cabinet card by Gurney. The verso is blotchy, the recto is fine. . A second cabinet card shows Booth with his wife and daughter, by Gutekunst. There are pencil notations on the
Lot: 588 - James O'Neill. 3 cabinet cards He was a great
James O'Neill. 3 cabinet cards He was a great actor and a notorious rake. His major role throughout his career was as The Count of Monte Cristo. My interest in him is primarily because of his son the great playwrite Eugene O'Neill. James was the
Lot: 589 - The Four Little Dudes, from “Rice Surprise
The Four Little Dudes, from “Rice Surprise Party.” 5 cabinet cards. This is an act featuring 4 women in male attire, satirizing male friendship [look closely!] A Google search turned up an advertisement in the Daily Alta California for
Lot: 590 - Lena Merville, in the male role of “The
Lena Merville, in the male role of “The Drummer”, by Houseworth’s Celebrities.
Lot: 591 - Paul Vernon in a female role.
Paul Vernon in a female role. He was known for such roles. Palmquist [See Lot 596] illustrates this one and 7 more, pp. 138, 139.) By Houseworth’s Celebrities.
Lot: 592 - "California Theater" by Bradley and Rulofson.
"California Theater" by Bradley and Rulofson. There is a photograph of the theater in the center, with a portrait of "proprietor and manager" John McCollough above it, surrounded by 19 portraits of actors. They are all identified in
Lot: 593 - San Francisco Theater Companies, ca. 1878, 1879.
San Francisco Theater Companies, ca. 1878, 1879. 6 composite images by Houseworth. 3 show the members of “Haverley’s Original Mastodon Minstrels” and “Haverley’s Minstrels.” The others are “Madison Square
Lot: 594 - Tony Pastor and Company.
Tony Pastor and Company. 3 cabinet cards with composite images of the company, identified, 1877 – 1879. By Houseworth.
Lot: 595 - Houseworth’s Celebrities. A composite of
Houseworth’s Celebrities. A composite of numerous images of the subjects of Houseworth’s portraits. This cabinet card is illustrated in Peter Palmquist’s “Lawrence & Houseworth/ Thomas Houseworth & Co.” National
Lot: 596 - Houseworth’s Celebrities catalog cards.
Houseworth’s Celebrities catalog cards. A series of numbered “Samples of Cabinet Size Photographs.” Each cabinet card “page” is a composite of actual cabinet cards, individually numbered. The subjects are identified by
Lot: 597 - Houseworth’s Celebrities. 26 cabinet cards
Houseworth’s Celebrities. 26 cabinet cards of individual theatrical and musical performers. Subjects are Viola Allen (2), Louise Beaudet, Thomas Burns & N. C. Goodwin, Jr, Rita Caroll (2), Kate Castleton, Kate Everleigh, Josie Hall, Lotta,
Lot: 598 - Napoleon Sarony. He was the undisputed master of
Napoleon Sarony. He was the undisputed master of cabinet cards with theatrical subjects. Examples of his work have been presented in earlier lots [See the Index on the Be-hold website.]This lot contains 169 cabinet cards, all in mint condition .
Lot: 599 - Jeremiah Gurney and Gurney & Son. 14 cabinet
Jeremiah Gurney and Gurney & Son. 14 cabinet cards. While most of the photographers of these cabinet cards rose to prominence in the cabinet card era, Gurney was one of the great daguerreotypists. It is thus instructive to compare his portraits with
Lot: 600 - Theatrical performers by Falk.. 124 cabinet cards
Theatrical performers by Falk.. 126 cabinet cards of identified theatrical personalities by Benjamin Falk. These are mostly from his studio at 949 Broadway (1880's) before he moved to a studio on the roof of the Waldorf Astoria Hotel. Most collectors
Lot: 601 - Theatrical performers. 20 cabinet cards by Jose
Theatrical performers. 20 cabinet cards by Jose Maria Mora. Mora was born in Cuba, and went to work for Sarony before opening his own studio. His work is highly skilled, and compares favorably with Sarony’s best. Subjects are
Lot: 602 - Theatrical performers. 15 cabinet cards by Moreno
Theatrical performers. 15 cabinet cards by Moreno & Lopez, New York. Antonio E. Moreno was also from Cuba. He was the artistic director of the studio, while Jose Lopez handled the business. They hired several photographers to actually make the
Lot: 603 - Theatrical portraits by Scholl, Philadelphia. 10
Theatrical portraits by Scholl, Philadelphia. 10 cabinet cards. Five of child Daisy Edouin, 3 with her doll [1 is a duplicate], 2 vignette heads [duplicates], Mary Anderson, Alice Atherton, (2), Fanny Davenport, Ada Rehan.
Lot: 604 - Theatrical Portraits by Charles F. Conly, Boston.
Theatrical Portraits by Charles F. Conly, Boston. 9 cabinet cards. He took over the studio of George K. Warren, and several identify him as “Warren’s successor.” There is a fine seated portrait of Cyril Tyler “The Wonderful
Lot: 605 - Theatrical portraits by Albert Naegeli, New York.
Theatrical portraits by Albert Naegeli, New York. [Also see Lot 556.) An elegant group of 9 cabinet cards. Subjects are Rachel Booth, Linda De Costa, Marguerite Fish, Ada Gray, W. J. Scanlon (2), Mary L. Young, and an unidentified woman.
Lot: 606 - Theatrical portraits by the Baker Art Gallery,
Theatrical portraits by the Baker Art Gallery, Columbus, Ohio. 15 cabinet cards. This firm didn’t specialize in theatrical material, but photographed celebrities in many fields as well as events in Columbus. Many of these have a
Lot: 607 - Potpourri of 52 theatrical cabinet card, various
Potpourri of 52 theatrical cabinet card, various makers and subjects. Major photographers of these subjects are represented that are not already in the listings, as well as many new subjects or different portraits of subjects already listed. There
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