Lots 76-100

The Daguerreian Society 2020 Symposium Benefit Auction

The Daguerreian Society's annual benefit auction will be held on line November 14th, at 6pm Eastern time. All bidding will be absentee or on-line through LiveAuctioneers or Cowan's Auctions.

The 2020 Benefit Auction on LiveAuctioneers. The buyer's premium on LiveAuctioneers is 23% (includes 5% charged by LiveAuctioneers).

The 2020 Benefit Auction on Cowan's. The buyer's premium on Cowan's is 18% (Cowan's is not charging an incremental buyer's premium).

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AUCTION LOTS

[Lots 1-25]  [Lots 26-50]  [Lots 51-75]  [Lots 76-100]  [Lots 101-107]


Lot 76: SAMUEL MORSE WITH CAMERA WITH LETTERS FROM BROTHER

Samuel FB Morse, one of the first men to announce daguerreotypes in America, along with his daguerreotype camera. This image descended through his family along with the cabinet card of his brother James Morse. There are 12 family letters which we have not read. The image of Morse was taken by Bogardus in NYC.

This is a multi-item lot, so special packing fees apply. See the shipping terms for details.

RESERVE AUCTION
ESTIMATE: $800 - $1200

    


Lot 77: MUYBRIDGE'S THE HORSE IN MOTION 1882 1st EDITION

STILLMAN, J. D. B The Horse in Motion as Shown by Instantaneous Photography . . . . Illustrated by Eadweard Muybridge. Boston: James R. Osgood, 1882. 4to, gilt lettered pictorial brown cloth, t.e.g., gilt titles to the spine. First edition. With 107 illustrations, including 105 drawings of horse anatomy and pacing and two heliotypes showing the arrangements of cameras. An early example of Muybridge's use of multiple cameras to capture motion, taking on the popularly debated question of whether all four of a horse's hooves left the ground at the same time in a gallop. Rare green cover.

RESERVE AUCTION
ESTIMATE: $500 - $800

        


Lot 78: MICROGRAPHIC ALBUMEN PRINTS BY JJ WOODWARD

Woodward, Joseph Janvier (1833-1884) Four Photo-micrographic Albumen Prints. Images on photo paper mounted on publisher's card mounts, imprint and title printed on the mount in light brown ink, each identified by hand in dark brown ink, depicting bugs and their antennae, magnified to show their structures; some bowing to the mounts, generally good, with notes in pencil and pen, 14 x 11 in. mounts. The photos are 6¼ in - Washington, D.C.: War Department, Surgeon General's Office, Army Medical Museum. J.J. Woodward was a Civil War surgeon and microscopist, known as a pioneer in photo-microscopy. He also performed autopsies on both Abraham Lincoln and John Wilkes Booth. See Swann Auction Galleries, July 30, 2020, for 7 similar prints by Woodward.

(Generally good condition.)

This lot consists of large paper prints, so special packing fees apply. See the shipping terms for details.

RESERVE AUCTION
ESTIMATE: $1000 - $1500

   


Lot 79: STEREO DAGUERREOTYPE: LOVELY LADY IN PINK BONNET

It must be cool weather outside, for the lovely woman is dressed heavily. One hand is up on her shoulder and the other is holding something, perhaps gloves. Her skin and the tablecloth have been hand-colored with accents of red.

(Very good condition.)

This item requires extra care, so special packing fees apply. See the shipping terms for details.

RESERVE AUCTION
ESTIMATE: $1000 - $1500


Lot 80: 8 DAGUERREOTYPES & 1 AMBROTYPE FROM ENGLAND

Daguerreotypes: 4 quarter plates, 3 sixth plates, 1 ninth plate. Ambrotype is sixth plate. 8 images are in full leather cases. 1 (#6 below) is in a split full leather case.

1) Sixth plate ambrotype. Young man with reddish hair against a painted sunset. The tablecloth, the chair, and the drapes are all red. (Very good to excellent.)

2) Quarter plate daguerreotype. Lady with bottleneck curls. Painted trees, and hillside, and the requisite clouds. (Very good.)

3) Overmatted sixth plate daguerreotype. Man in semi-profile, one hand inside coat. (Very good.)

4) Sixth plate daguerreotype. Man facing right, holding small book. (A few mold spiders.)

5) Sixth plate daguerreotype. Man holding a folio and glasses. (Spot at top and white spots at lower right.)

6) Quarter plate daguerreotype. Older woman with bonnet. Painted backdrop. (Scratches and wipes.)

7) Quarter plate daguerreotype. Woman with braids, fingerless gloves, and handkerchief. (Noticeable vertical wipes.)

8) Sixth plate daguerreotype. Male black and white portrait. (Some scratches.)

9) Ninth plate daguerreotype. Flip top case. (Case nice, daguerreotype poor.)

This is a box lot, so special packing fees apply. See the shipping terms for details.

NO RESERVE
ESTIMATE: $600 - $1000

      


Lot 81: CLASSIC ENGLISH PAINTED DAGUERREOTYPE

Skin tones and striated background colors are all classic English style. So is the pose. Full case.

(Very good condition. Some weeping of the glass. The spot on his lips is just weeping and not on the plate.)

NO RESERVE
ESTIMATE: $250 - $500

 


Lot 82: CLAUDET, KILBURN, ETC. DAGUERREOTYPES AMBROTYPES

All are housed in full leather cases.

1) Ninth plate flip top daguerreotype of boy, by Claudet. (Very good.)

2) Ninth plate daguerreotype of bonnet lady, by Kilburn. (Very good except for tarnish at top.)

3) In between sixth and quarter plate daguerreotype of older lady with bow and bonnet, holding her glasses, by Photographic Portrait Gallery. (Very good.)

4) Overmatted quarter plate daguerreotype of young lady standing in tinted room, by Kilburn. (Milkiness. Some spots. Mat abrasions.)

5 & 6) Sixth plate ambrotypes of man and woman, each by Price of Manchester. (Man has oxidation. Woman is very good.)

7) Quarter plate daguerreotype of young lady, by Watkins.(Scratched and wiped. Poor.)

This is a box lot, so special packing fees apply. See the shipping terms for details.

NO RESERVE
ESTIMATE: $500 - $800

       


Lot 83: MOTHER OF PEARL CAMEO & INFANT DAGUERREOTYPE

 

This is a ninth plate size oval velvet case, with a mother-of-pearl cameo, quite possibly depicting a goddess. Inside is a daguerreotype of an infant on a chair, likely with a hidden mother lurking around.

(Very good condition.)

NO RESERVE
ESTIMATE: $200 - $450


Lot 84: JAPANESE AMBROTYPE OF A STUNNING WOMAN

 

The woman is stunning. She wears a plaid kimono with a floral collar. She seems to smile and her eyes sparkle a bit. There are branches in a ceramic vase nearby. Housed in a typical kiri wood case, with characters (kanji) on the back. No lid.

We did not want to open it to determine the photographic plate size, but the kiri wood case measures 3 3/8 X 2½ inches.

(Very good condition.)

NO RESERVE
ESTIMATE: $200 - $450


Lot 85: 2 SIXTH PLATE DAGUERREOTYPES BY MR. KILBURN

Each case has been stamped with Mr. Kilburn’s studio information.

1) A woman in semi-profile, with a cameo low on her torso, holding a small book on her lap. There are red and gold highlights. And yes, there are clouds! Split full case. (Very good condition.)

2) Young man with a curl on his forehead. Dramatic pose. Subtle clouds. In full case with red tape at spine. (Mercury spot at lower left. Good to very good condition.)

This is a multi-item lot, so special packing fees apply. See the shipping terms for details.

RESERVE AUCTION
ESTIMATE: $400 - $750

 


Lot 86: DAGUERREOTYPES BY HALE, CHASE, COLLINS

Five sixth plates.

1) Boy wearing embroidered garment. By Lorenzo Chase, Boston. ('Chase' on mat.) Split full case. (Image very good.)

2) Lady with a book. By Collins, Artist, Westfield, Ma. (Black paper label). High contrast. Split full case. (Green spot at bottom.)

3) Dignified man. By Luther Holman Hale. ('Hale' on mat/) Full case. (Tarnish. Some light scratches.)

4) Child in a dress. By Lorenzo Chaes, Boston. ('Chase' on mat.) Full case. (One heavy horizontal buff mark near bottom.)

5) Older man with furrowed brows. By A. & A. Davis, 19 Central Street, Lowell, Mass. (Paper label.) Split full case. (Heavily tarnished.)

This is a box lot, so special packing fees apply. See the shipping terms for details.

NO RESERVE
ESTIMATE: $400 - $700

 

 


Lot 87: PAIR OF DAGUERREOTYPES WITH PAINTED BACKDROPS

Two sixth plates.

1) 1840s woman with tinted flowers and vase. Trees, mountains, and lake behind. Full case. (Very good.)

2) Young man with slicked back hair, leaning on a table with blue tablecloth. Trees, a large leafed plant, and mountains behind. Split full case. (Mat abrasions. Very good.)

This is a multi-item lot, so special packing fees apply. See the shipping terms for details.

NO RESERVE
ESTIMATE: $300 - $600


Lot 88: FATHER & CHILD PAIR BY SOUTHWORTH & HAWES

Pair of sixth plate daguerreotypes, each in a black push-button case.

The chair that barely peeks out is Southworth & Hawes, as is the moveable column. The other indicators are the cases, the mats, and the poses, as well as aesthetic values.

1) Father’s cheek to child’s head, supported by father’s hand. The father’s other hand delicately holds the child’s hand. 2) Father and child have their heads at the same level, despite the very different heights of each. The child is sitting on some molding aside the column. The father goes for a cheek-to-cheek pose, again with his hand supporting the child’s head.

(1) Perimeter tarnish. Unsealed. Otherwise, very good condition. 2) Brown spots as seen.)

This is a multi-item lot, so special packing fees apply. See the shipping terms for details.

RESERVE AUCTION
ESTIMATE: $1000 - $1800

 


Lot 89: 50 DAGUERREOTYPES

Large lot of 50 daguerreotypes breaks down like this:

7 quarter plates in half cases. One is overmatted, so fits into a larger custom case. (5F, 1G, 1VG - EXC.)

7 quarter plates, uncased. (C5F, 1G, 1 VG.)

2 ninth plates on one quarter plate mat with double openings. Children. (VG.)

23 sixth plates with mostly half cases. (4P, 6F, 8G, 5VG.)

11 sixth plates, uncased. (4P, 5F, 2G.)

Condition Key:
EXC = Excellent.
VG = Very good. Relatively free of condition issues.
G = Good. Light wipes. Minor stains.
F = Fair. Noticeable wipes or stains.
P = Poor. Faint image or egregious blemishes on face.

This is a large, bulky lot, so special packing fees apply. See the shipping terms for details.

NO RESERVE
ESTIMATE: $700 - $1300

       


Lot 90: STEREOVIEWERS & STEREOVIEWS

7 Stereoviewers (5 complete), plus 105 stereoviews in 2 boxes.

1) Inscribed in the wood: USA APR 23 1888-OCT. 15, 1895, CANADA FEBY. 1, 1896, FRANCE B.S.G.D.G., GREAT BRITAIN, GERMANY, AUSTRIA, AND BELGIUM. Complete.

2) Inscribed in the metal: SUN SCULPTURE U & U TRADE MARK SUN SCULPTURE MANF'D by UNDERWOOD & UNDERWOOD NEW YORK PATENTED JUNE 11, 1901 FOREIGN PATENTS APPLIED FOR. Complete.

3) Metal plate: KEYSTONE SCHOOL STEREOSCOPE MADE IN U.S. BY KEYSTONE VIEW CO. FOUNDED 1892 MEADVILLE, PA. Metal clip to hold, not handle.

4) No name. Missing the handle.

5) Emblem on metal; buck with antlers and MONARCH. Complete.

6) SUN SCULPTURE MANF'D BY UNDERWOOD & UNDERWOOD NEW YORK PATENTED JUNE 11, 1901 FOREIGN PATENTS APPLIED FOR. Complete.

  

7) No name. Missing Lenses.

Box of 87 Keystone Stereoviews. Many US. (All in very good condition. The box is tight but discolored.)

Box of 18 Underwood & Underwood Stereoviews. Mostly international. (3 faded. 15 are very good. Box is tight but discolored.)

This is a large, bulky lot, so special packing fees apply. See the shipping terms for details.

NO RESERVE
ESTIMATE: $250 - $500

                     


Lot 91: LOUISIANA CDV ALBUM FIREFIGHTERS AMPUTEE ETC.

Album with 50 CDVs and 5 Cabinet Cards.

FEATURES:

1) CDV. 3 firefighters. The two that are standing have the number 1 on their belts. The fireman at left holds a bucket that also has the number 1 on it. The fireman at right has what looks like crossed ladders on his hat. Backmark: Olsen of Shreveport. Great content.

2) CDV. Man with amputated leg and his wife. Also Shreveport.

3) CDV. Handwritten at bottom of front: "Three of ‘em" and "United we stand." Presumably firefighters. Shreveport photographer.

4) CDV. Young woman, both have bottleneck curls. One may work for the other, as she holds a small brush. No location.

5) CDV. Advertising card for Jacob Shafter, No. 628 N. Second Street, Phila. Jacob Shaffer was a photographer in Philadelphia.

6) CDV. Boy with walking stick. (Blind?) No backmark.

7) Cabinet Card. Baton Rouge lady.

8) Cabinet Card. Dallas, Texas boy.

Most of the rest is Shreveport, with a bit of New Orleans thrown in. The rest of the photographs are mostly portraits of family members.

(Condition ranges from poor to fair to good to very good. While the album is attractive on the outside, it’s in disarray on the inside.)

This is an album, so special packing fees apply. See the shipping terms for details.

NO RESERVE
ESTIMATE: $250 - $500


Lot 92: CALIFORNIA ASSORTED PHOTOS ALBUMS

2 Albums, pages from an album, assorted singular photos.

Album #1: 50 photos. 2 buffalo. 3 Big Trees. Some ships in harbor. Mostly scenic and family pictures. Average size approximately 4½ x 7 inches. 6 are smaller at 3¾ x 4½ inches. (31 good to very good. 19 faded.)

Album #2: 35 photos. Mostly Santa Barbara scenics. Average size approximately 3½ x 3¼ inches. (33 good to very good. 2 faded.)

Pages from an album, two-sided pages: 25 total. 14 are approximately 4¾ x 8 inches. 11 are approximately 3½ x 3½ inches. (4 faded.)

Single photos:
2 boudoir cards, sawmill and scenic.

Photo of miners on card stock, approximately 4½ x 7½ inches.

4 Silver Gelatin photos of Yosemite Waterfalls, 1926. Approximately 4¾ x 7¾ inches.
Rural scene. (Scuffing.)

4 Real photo postcards: Masonic hall tower, Brookings Oregon, Old Hopi Snake Priest, The Three Brothers.

Unmounted silver print, bird’s eye view of unknown location. Approximately 7½ x 6 inches.

2 photos on brown card stock. Grounded ship in Oregon, sawmill. Approximately 4½ x 7½ inches.

This is an album, so special packing fees apply. See the shipping terms for details.

NO RESERVE
ESTIMATE: $400 -$800

         


Lot 93: 250 ITEMS FEATURING CABINET CARDS & VERNACULAR

Large lot of photographs featuring cabinet cards. About 250 items.

1) 66 loose cabinet cards feature woman on bike, women in stunning outfits, actress Lillie Langtry, men in top hats, two men with banjos. 9 California, lots of Ohio, Michigan, some Vermont, Nebraska. (46 good to very good to excellent. 20 fair to poor.)

2) Tall velvet album with various card photographs. Featuring cabinet cards. 47 include 42 large, 4 CDVs, 1 tintype. (42 good to very good. 5 poor to fair.)

3) 74 mixed bag of photos, mounted and unmounted. (Poor to fair to good to very good.)

4) 6 cabinet cards in album pages.

5) 18 printed postcards and scenics from California.

6) 37 celluloid negatives, mostly city views.

7) 2 vintage snapshot albums, never used. (Very good.)

8) Full plate tintype. (Poor.)

This is a large, bulky lot, so special packing fees apply. See the shipping terms for details.

NO RESERVE
ESTIMATE: $300 - $600

    


Lot 94: DAGUERREOTYPES IN PRETTY CASES

     

The feature of this lot is the pretty cases. The daguerreotypes are the icing on the cake. (Our scans of the daguerreotypes will be sub-standard due to not wanting to stress the bindings of the cases.)

1) Sixth plate. Japanned (black lacquer) case with Mother of Pearl inlay, gold gilding, and a little bit of hand-coloring. (Latch works. Very good condition.) 2 daguerreotypes. Man with fancy vest. (Light spot on forehead, mat abrasions. Would benefit from new glass.) Woman with fancy dress and cameo hanging from black neckband (is she grieving?) (Vertical scratches.)

2) Ninth plate. Japanned (black lacquer) case with Mother of Pearl inlay, gold gilding, and lots of hand-coloring. (Latch works. Spine is split at bottom. Good condition.) 2 Daguerreotypes. Man with big embroidered bow tie. (Glass is weeping heavily. Tarnish. Otherwise good.) Woman with long gold chain and shawl. (Corrosive spots and dings, which are raised bumps. Poor condition.)

3) Sixth plate. Pressed paper case with gold gilded floral designs. Some hand coloring. BIJOU on spine. (Very good condition.) Daguerreotype of man. Pose and chair are reminiscent of Boston style. Narrow mat. (Has heavy tarnish. Otherwise good.)

This is a multi-item lot, so special packing fees apply. See the shipping terms for details.

NO RESERVE
ESTIMATE: $400 - $700

       


Lot 95: HALF PLATE DAGUERREOTYPE OF SEVEN LADIES

 

We can only guess the unifying factor of these seven women, who all posed for a daguerreotype together. The horizontal presentation was chosen and it lets this group breathe. They all wear white lace collars, but there’s quite a bit of variation. Split full case.

(Some mold spiders at upper right corner. Halo of tarnish. Very good condition.)

RESERVE AUCTION
ESTIMATE: $400 - $700


Lot 96: MOTHER & DAUGHTER EMBRACE DAGUERREOTYPE

 

The dark clothing against a dark background works exceedingly well in this quarter plate daguerreotype. The two of them become one. Housed in a geometric thermoplastic case.

(Mat abrasions. Very good condition.)

RESERVE AUCTION
ESTIMATE: $350 - $650


Lot 97: SHAGGY DOG DAGUERREOTYPE

Sixth plate daguerreotype.

Somehow, we all know that this is one friendly dog and a great companion. He or she is presented in profile, on top of a table, but with his or her hair free-flowing and uncombed. Half case.

(3 small squiggly scratches in the bottom half, right side. Dust and hair under the glass, which can easily be removed.)

RESERVE AUCTION
ESTIMATE: $1700 - $2300


Lot 98: WHITE DOG & BOY STRAPPED IN DAGUERREOTYPE

Sixth plate.

That may be just a belt that the boy is wearing, but more likely, it is to strap him into the chair. He wears a tunic which is laced down the front. Then there’s the pantaloons, socks, and shoes. He seems to have a smirk or smile on his face.

The dog is adorable. He or she just waits patiently. Look at the dog’s eyes, the nose, the mouth! Usually, because of various movements, it’s the front part of an animal that’s fuzzy and the back is distinct. In this case, the head of the dog is in very clear focus.

(Light mold spiders. Worn split case.)

RESERVE AUCTION
ESTIMATE: $1600 - $2300


Lot 99: POSTMORTEM: CHILD LAID TO REST WITH SUN HAT

 

Sixth plate daguerreotype.

The child in white is tucked into a blanket. A sun hat rests next to the child. The daguerreotypist made this a vertical shot with lots of space. Full case.

(Mat abrasions. Very good otherwise.)

NO RESERVE
ESTIMATE: $300 - $600


Lot 100: WHOLE PLATE AMBROTYPE OUTDOOR SCENE HOMESTEAD

Whole plates (synonym for full plates) are 6½ x 8½ inches. This is exactly that. Depicts a home with a barn. A man stands in the foreground, to the left of the impressive stone wall. Near the doorway, there’s another man and a woman. There’s a horse and buggy, with a man seated inside. Off to the left, there’s a split rail fence and trees, including the one that frames this view on the left. If we gaze back towards the barn, there’s a well with a long pole and pulley system. Split rail fences and more of the stone wall. Rich tonal range throughout. Housed in a wooden wall frame.

Paper at bottom says "The Estate of James Dickey." On reverse. there’s a paper that says "Homestead. Warranty Deed" and an advertisement for Hazleton’s Ambrotype Gallery at 140 Washington Street in Boston.

(Slight discoloration at top of ambrotype is exaggerated by the camera.)

This is a large and delicate lot, so special packing fees apply. See the shipping terms for details.

RESERVE AUCTION
ESTIMATE: $2500 - $5000

 


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