Biographic & Vernacular Photos

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1910s PHOTOGRAPH Jazz Age Belle Epoque Portrait Collage Oil Painting 1910s PHOTOGRAPH Jazz Age Belle Epoque Portrait Collage Oil Painting

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1910s PHOTOGRAPH Jazz Age Belle Epoque Portrait Collage Oil Painting

$1,500.00

Astounding colors and detail, seemingly undocumented form. Expert photograph (exceptional lighting / details) laid on artists board and executed as though an oil painting. This is not just heightened color - the only remaining photographic...
1900s Young Edwardian Woman Risque Lingerie Portrait Photos 1900s Young Edwardian Woman Risque Lingerie Portrait Photos

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1900s Young Edwardian Woman Risque Lingerie Portrait Photos

$550.00

Intimate space, though a decidedly uneasy mood and doe eyes are especially haunting. One can only speculate as to the circumstance, but her dress is highly unusual for the period. Warm silver tones are sharper...
1910s Native American Pre Columbian Artifacts Victorian Child Photo 1910s Native American Pre Columbian Artifacts Victorian Child Photo

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1910s Native American Pre Columbian Artifacts Victorian Child Photo

$295.00

Exceptional visual reference including beaded animals and club, grass baskets, clay water pot, kachina, dolls, totem pole and figural effigies. Startling contrast of a caucasian child posed amongst the collection as though toys, wearing a...
1910s COMPELLING Woman Portrait Photo RPPC 1910s COMPELLING Woman Portrait Photo RPPC

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1910s COMPELLING Woman Portrait Photo RPPC

$125.00

Canvas back drop and wood floor, perhaps a traveling photo wagon? Seated just below the edge of the hanging American flag.  Beautiful and tonal sepia. Measures 3.5 x 5.5”, very good condition with thumb crease...
1910s Missionary & Child Make Do Itinerant Studio Sepia Photo 1910s Missionary & Child Make Do Itinerant Studio Sepia Photo

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1910s Missionary & Child Make Do Itinerant Studio Sepia Photo

$125.00

Dirt ground, bamboo hut and indigenous children (with dog!) all visible just beyond the highly Europeanized painted back drop and majolica plant stand. Annotated Mr Ephraim S. Evans, Miss Asuncion E. Evans Was Born on...
1950s Young Girl Children's Hospital Santa Christmas Gifts Photo 1950s Young Girl Children's Hospital Santa Christmas Gifts Photo

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1950s Young Girl Children's Hospital Santa Christmas Gifts Photo

$125.00

SWEET moment and incredible details. Measures 8 x 10”, nice condition with corner crease and edge tear.
19thc Chinese (American) Elder Portrait Hand Painted Photo 19thc Chinese (American) Elder Portrait Hand Painted Photo

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19thc Chinese (American) Elder Portrait Hand Painted Photo

$450.00

Bold, sparse composition and paint ventures into Folk Art.  No indication from the paper or process that this was done outside of the US, found in Pennsylvania. Original artists watercolor / gouache board measures 7.75 x...
1930s Farmhouse Puppy in a Box WPA Evocative Photographer 1930s Farmhouse Puppy in a Box WPA Evocative Photographer

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1930s Farmhouse Puppy in a Box WPA Evocative Photographer

$125.00

Outstanding contrast, lighting and composition. Annotated Trixie in puffed wheat box. Don't you think Trixie is cute? We all make quite a fuss over her even Dad. We just got thru giving Trixie a bath. Measures...
1920s Railroad Police & Sweetheart Portrait Photo 1920s Railroad Police & Sweetheart Portrait Photo

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1920s Railroad Police & Sweetheart Portrait Photo

$125.00

Eastern European (likely Czech) origin and just after the first World War, which may explain those weary eyes. Tonal chocolate sepia on textured paper, signed bottom right. Measures 3.5 x 4.25” with corner creases.
19thc African Woman Tribal Scarification Enslaved Signed Egypt Cabinet Photo 19thc African Woman Tribal Scarification Enslaved Signed Egypt Cabinet Photo

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19thc African Woman Tribal Scarification Enslaved Signed Egypt Cabinet Photo

$1,250.00

The quality and freshness of her work uniform suggest a wealthy owner and all unsettling signs point to this as an inventory photo rather than a portrait. She does not face the photographer, her milky eyes...
19thc African American Boy Sacred Setting Mounted Photo 19thc African American Boy Sacred Setting Mounted Photo

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19thc African American Boy Sacred Setting Mounted Photo

$295.00

Sweet faced boy perfectly framed by religious totems and nun's warm gaze.  Trimmed (as original) measures 3.25 x 5.5” with uneven top edge and captioned in pencil on reverse.
1880s Victorian Pet Monkeys Leashed British Cabinet Photo 1880s Victorian Pet Monkeys Leashed British Cabinet Photo

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1880s Victorian Pet Monkeys Leashed British Cabinet Photo

$195.00

Compelling evidence, hard to look past those morose eyes and chains. Measures 4.25 x 6.5” with soft crease top 1/3 of image.
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