Vernacular Photos

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1910s Children Twins Anonymous Master Portrait Photo RPPC 1910s Children Twins Anonymous Master Portrait Photo RPPC

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1910s Children Twins Anonymous Master Portrait Photo RPPC

$295.00

INCREDIBLE light. Subjects sharp with gelatin haze left edge and fleck of color loss top right. Uncirculated postcard measures 3.5 x 5.5”, very nice condition.      
1900s American Gothic Taxidermy Raccoon Calico Photo 1900s American Gothic Taxidermy Raccoon Calico Photo

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1900s American Gothic Taxidermy Raccoon Calico Photo

$195.00

Hugely endearing and incongruous all at once. Measures 3.75 x 5.5", chip at left is in the original negative.
1900s Men Fishing 70 LB Catfish Swamp Frontier Photo 1900s Men Fishing 70 LB Catfish Swamp Frontier Photo

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1900s Men Fishing 70 LB Catfish Swamp Frontier Photo

$195.00

Evocative, captioned 70 Lb catfish in pencil on reverse.  Sight size measures 4.25 x 6.5" with stain and loss to one man's torso and obvious damage to larger mount. 
Vintage 1950s Arab Female Photographer Semi Nude Risque Photos Vintage 1950s Arab Female Photographer Semi Nude Risque Photos

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Vintage 1950s Arab Female Photographer Semi Nude Risque Photos

$450.00

Intimate and compelling, all of them, but the clear star is our photographer leaning proudly with her camera. Defiant and COOL. Three photos measure 4 x 5”, very good condition with edge wear and corner creases. 
Vintage 1940 Dust Bowl Era Circus Elephant Shot Dead Rifles Photo Vintage 1940 Dust Bowl Era Circus Elephant Shot Dead Rifles Photo

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Vintage 1940 Dust Bowl Era Circus Elephant Shot Dead Rifles Photo

$450.00

Likely their legal solution to a stampeding elephant, the men with rifles proudly stand atop the dead body. Their dress suggests that left are the Circus owners and right is law enforcement. Roustabouts and children (only...
1900s Integrated African American Caretaker Father Itinerant Photo 1900s Integrated African American Caretaker Father Itinerant Photo

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1900s Integrated African American Caretaker Father Itinerant Photo

$450.00

INCREDIBLE circumstance and details in the itinerant’s backdrops (photographs on the ground behind) and clothing. Identified Beallsville PA. Mount measures 6 x 8”, very nice condition with edge wear.
1920s Religious River Baptism Preacher Snapshot Photo 1920s Religious River Baptism Preacher Snapshot Photo

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1920s Religious River Baptism Preacher Snapshot Photo

$250.00

  Iconic example.   Measures just 2.25 x 3.25”. Very nice condition.
1950s Integrated Women Camera Club Nude Models Snapshot Photos 1950s Integrated Women Camera Club Nude Models Snapshot Photos

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1950s Integrated Women Camera Club Nude Models Snapshot Photos

$750.00

Scarce and poignant. When read closely, these are a seldom captured portrait of American womanhood and then in comparison between two parallel cultures. One woman much more in control of this low budget photo shoot...
1900s Integrated Rural Construction Labor Crew Photo 1900s Integrated Rural Construction Labor Crew Photo

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1900s Integrated Rural Construction Labor Crew Photo

$750.00

Workmen almost entirely segregated. Eastern European immigrant anchors the African American line at right - two very young boys included in their representative lines. Owner and boss top left, next man proudly with a pipe...
1900s River Baptism Social History Photo 1900s River Baptism Social History Photo

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1900s River Baptism Social History Photo

$450.00

Top notch example of an already hard to find subject.    Intimate singular baptism with only father and grandfather present behind a dramatically posed preacher.    Nice condition image with light foxing. Board shows stains...
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