Lots 26-50

The Daguerreian Society 2019 Symposium Benefit Auction

The auction will be held on Saturday, October 5, 2019 at

Marriott Country Club Plaza
4445 Main Street
Kansas City, MO 64111

The silent auction starts approximately 6 pm EDT.
The live auction will begin at 8:30 pm CDT.

CONDITION REPORTS, FOR ABSENTEE BIDDERS ONLY, ARE AVAILABLE ON REQUEST. Contact Greg French at gregfren@comcast.net.

Full auction terms may be found here.

More lots will be added as they come in -- check back here for updates! Last update 8/10 6pm PST.


LIVE AUCTION LOTS

[Lots 1-25]  [Lots 26-50]  [Lots 51-75]


Lot 27: HALF PLATE OF ALEXANDER M. BRUEU & DAUGHTER AUGUSTA

Half plate daguerreotype. Note pinned to velvet: "Alexander M. Brueu and his little daughter Augusta M. Brueu." A stylish young man in tall top hat, sitting in profile, holds his daughter in his lap. Sadly, this is likely a postmortem, for the child’s arm seems unnatural. To support that, the young man does look grim. Full case. Original seals. The spots you see are simply debris.

Inside the case is written: "Taken by Senter B. Giddings 179 Broadway, N.Y. 1st. June 1852." Giddings had another career 'botanic medicines.' (source: Craig's Daguerreian Registry, by John Craig)

NO RESERVE
ESTIMATE: $800 - $1400


Lot 28: DAGUERREOTYPE OF A WOMAN IN MASCHER VIEWING CASE

Case is quarter plate size. Daguerreotype (actually 2 plates, as with any stereoscopic daguerreotype), of a woman with a tinted dress and a backdrop, is attributed to Samuel Broadbent. The text emblazoned inside the leather case says "MASCHER'S IMPROVED STEREOSCOPE PHILADA. PATENT MARCH 11th, 1853." This is corroborated by the book American Photographic Patents The Daguerreotype & Wet Plate Era 1840-1880, by Janice G. Schimmelman. Full case with tape at spine.

NO RESERVE
ESTIMATE: $700 - $1200

 


Lot 29: STYLE & FASHION 10 DAGUERREOTYPES 

3 quarter plates, 7 sixth plates. The quarter plates are noted below.

1) Quarter plate. Woman with a shawl and large cameo. Mismatched split case.

2) Quarter plate. Young man with white vest under dark jacket, checkered tie. Full case.

3) Woman with embroidered mesh shawl, sporting a small bow. Split full case.

4) Woman with fashionable headdress. Full case.

5) Man wearing stylish hat. Split full case.

6) Woman dressed similar to #3 above, with parasol. Full case.

7) Boy with tailor made outfit. Split full case.

8) Woman with furs. Full case.

9) Quarter plate. Man with flamboyant hair. Split full case.

10) 1840s daguerreotype of daguerreotype. Woman with bottleneck curls and elaborate dress. Split full case.

Absentee bidders: this is a box lot, so special packing fees apply. See the shipping terms for details.

NO RESERVE
ESTIMATE: $700 - $1400


Lot 30: BABIES & TODDLERS, MOTHERS AND CHILDREN

1 quarter plate, 8 sixth plates.

1) Quarter plate. Toddler smiling, eyes looking up. We suspect there's a hidden mother underneath all that tapestry. Split full case.

2) Artistic view of a baby sitting in fine chair with finger in mouth. Split full case.

3) Horizontal baby, blush on cheeks, eyes wide open. This one will be debated for centuries as to whether it’s a postmortem. Full case.

4) Toddler in a diaper. Full case.

5) Mother seated and child standing, holding hands. Full case.

6) Mother averting three books with one hand, holding infant with the other. Full case.

7) Identified baby (note on pad) judicious tinting. Full case.

8) Astonished toddler in checkered outfit. Split full case.

9) Young mother and child. Full case.

Absentee bidders: this is a box lot, so special packing fees apply. See the shipping terms for details.

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ESTIMATE: $600 - $1000


Lot 31: 1840s DAGUERREOTYPE MAN WITH CORNET OR TRUMPET

The man's brass instrument stands with its bell on the table, and the man’s hand atop it. He's clearly a serious musician. Full case.

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ESTIMATE: $600 - $1200


Lot 39: THE STUDIOS OF EUROPE 1882 INC. U.S. PHOTO ADS

This remarkable book is by H. Baden Pritchard, FOS and published by E. & H.T. Anthony & Co. in New York. Chapters on Francis Bedford, William England, Walter Woodbury, John Mayall, James Valentine, Nadar, and many more. All the chapters discuss European photograph studios.

All the ads, however, are for American photographers. In the back there are 46 pages of advertisements. Louisville, Kentucky; Milwaukee; Chicago; Philadelphia; Pittsburgh; Kansas City; Boston; Baltimore; St. Louis; New York; Cincinnati; Columbus; Ohio; Indianapolis; St. Paul, Minnesota; Rochester, New York; Bangor, Maine, and more. Advertisements include Voigtlander lenses, Dry Plates, Ferrotypes, Burnishers, Camera Stands, Albumenized Paper etc... Firms include Anthony, Carbutt, Benjamin French, Richard Walzl, W.D. Gatchell & Co, J.A. Anderson.

NO RESERVE
ESTIMATE: $200 - $500

      


Lot 40: 4 CASES 6 DAGUERREOTYPES INCLUDING HIDDEN MOTHER

Three sixth plates (two are double cases) and a ninth plate.

1) Case #172, 'Birds at the Fountain,' in Union Cases, by Krainik Krainik and Walvoord. Case #2-59, 'Birds at the Water Fountain 1,' in Nineteenth Century Photographic Cases and Wall Frames, by Paul Berg. Hidden mother daguerreotype of an infant (see insert).

2) Case #138, 'The Farmer’s Dream,' in Union Cases. Case #1-93, 'Child in a Tree, Farm Scene, in the Berg book. Features 2 daguerreotypes; one of woman looking at us with fingerless gloves, and a young man with dark jacket and white pants.

3) Case #174, 'Jardiniere of Fruit,' in Union Cases. Case #2-32, 'Vase of Fruit,' in the Berg book. Features a woman holding a book while her arm rests on another book, and a well-dressed older man.

4) Ninth plate geometric case includes a daguerreotype of a woman from a religious order.

Absentee bidders: this is a box lot, so special packing fees apply. See the shipping terms for details.

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ESTIMATE: $300 - $600


Lot 44: THREE DAGUERREOTYPES WITH PAINTED BACKDROPS

Three sixth plate daguerreotypes.

1) Mid 1840s daguerreotype of a man with a statue and classical architecture behind him. Split full case.

2) Late 1840s daguerreotype of bonneted woman with dramatic landscape behind her featuring mountains and a large body of water. Full case with tape at spine.

 

3) Woman in a checkered skirt wearing gold jewelry. Trees on the left, and a distant peak off to the right. Split full case.

Absentee bidders: this is a box lot, so special packing fees apply. See the shipping terms for details.

NO RESERVE
ESTIMATE: $500 - $900


Lot 45: 1840s MEN & MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS & A CONDUCTOR

Three sixth plate daguerreotypes.

1) Young man with long hair holds what we believe to be a flutina, a 19th century musical instrument. 1840s. Split full case.

2) A slightly older man also holds a flutina. Split full case.

3) Portrait of a conductor with his baton (musical conducting stick). Full case with tape at spine.

Absentee bidders: this is a box lot, so special packing fees apply. See the shipping terms for details.

NO RESERVE
ESTIMATE: $400 - $700


Lot 46: PORTRAIT BY ROBERT VANCE OF CALIFORNIA

Sixth plate daguerreotype. Velvet pad says: "R.H. VANCE'S PREMIUM DAGUERREAN GALLERIES SAN FRANCISCO SACRAMENTO MARYSVILLE." Fine portrait of a distinguished man surrounded by a classic and shiny mat. Full case with weak spine.

NO RESERVE
ESTIMATE: $600 - $1000


Lot 47: CIVIL WAR PA. I Co. 9th CAVALRY PRIVATE DIED OF WOUNDS KENTUCKY

This is a rare daguerreotype of a Civil War soldier. Handwritten in period pencil, inside the case: "Casper Liszman's Picture."

We consulted the Historical Data Systems, Inc. American Civil War Database, and this is what we found: Casper Liszman; Residence Cumberland County, Pa.; Enlisted on 10/26/1861 as a Private; Mustered into 'I' Co. PA. 9th Cavalry; Wounded 6/6/1862 at Moore’s Hill, Kentucky; Died of wounds on 7/30/1862.

Housing. Case #152, 'Voyage of Life, Old Age,' in Union Cases, by Krainik, Krainik & Walvoord. The book lists it as 'Rare.' Case #1-80, 'Voyage of Life, Old Age,' in Nineteenth Century Photographic Cases and Wall Frames, by Paul Berg. The book lists it as 'VVR' (very very rare).

Most of the spots you see are on the glass and not on the plate.

NO RESERVE
ESTIMATE: $800 - $1600


Lot 50: HALF PLATE ANTOINE CLAUDET (LEARNED FROM DAGUERRE)

Half plate daguerreotype. On the front is embossed "MR. CLAUDET 107 REGENT STREET," which would be London. The subject is what the collector called "Crimean War Hero," which would certainly be appropriate, but we don't have the proof. The man is in an artistic pose, with great lighting, showing off his huge muttonchops while holding a hat against his leg.

"Banker and businessman Antoine Claudet learned of the new daguerreotype process in 1839 from its inventor Jacques Louis Mandé Daguerre. Claudet promptly purchased a license to practice the fledgling art. He opened his studio in 1841 and became one of only two operators of daguerreotype studios in England. Claudet actively experimented with the daguerreotype medium, becoming one of the first practitioners to significantly reduce exposure times. He joined the Royal Photographic Society in 1853. In the 1850s he moved on to the calotype and wet-collodion processes, then specialized in stereograph views in later years." (source: The J. Paul Getty Museum website)

NO RESERVE
ESTIMATE: $700 - $1500


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