Biographic & Vernacular Photos

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Father & Child Anonymous Master Portrait Photographer Father & Child Anonymous Master Portrait Photographer

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Father & Child Anonymous Master Portrait Photographer

$295.00

Distant gaze, pulsing veins and dirt under nails all harken to Dorothea Lange and Walker Evans to come. Evocative work deserving of a five figure signature.    Pencil dated 1912 and identified Woody. Paperboard mount trimmed...
Mother, Daughter, Cat & Kitten Interior Portrait Photo Mother, Daughter, Cat & Kitten Interior Portrait Photo

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Mother, Daughter, Cat & Kitten Interior Portrait Photo

$125.00

Electricity and the flash (necessary to photograph in the home) both new when this was taken. LOOK at those eyes, humans and pets!  Sight size measures 3 x 4”, sloppily mounted on original trimmed board....
Victorian 1910s Sour Faced Girl w/ Pet Rabbit Photo Victorian 1910s Sour Faced Girl w/ Pet Rabbit Photo

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Victorian 1910s Sour Faced Girl w/ Pet Rabbit Photo

$195.00

Fabulous incongruity of the delicate details of her dress and that FACE. To say nothing of an enormous white rabbit stuffed into a doll carriage! Dreamy matte silver gelatin from another time, mounted on original board...
Vintage 1910s Farm Child Sunday Best Medical Portrait RPPC Photo Vintage 1910s Farm Child Sunday Best Medical Portrait RPPC Photo

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Vintage 1910s Farm Child Sunday Best Medical Portrait RPPC Photo

$295.00

Extreme foreshortening below the waist. Striking composition, dignified portrait against a scrub farm backdrop. Very good condition with gloss break bottom left and inoffensive stub top right. Measures 3.5 x 5.5".   
Vintage 1920s American Gothic Screaming Color Farm Kids Snapshot Photo Vintage 1920s American Gothic Screaming Color Farm Kids Snapshot Photo

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Vintage 1920s American Gothic Screaming Color Farm Kids Snapshot Photo

$175.00

Simply another world. Tiny gem measures only 2.25 x 3" in very nice condition.  
1910s Liberated Woman Lingerie Boudoir Studio Photo 1910s Liberated Woman Lingerie Boudoir Studio Photo

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1910s Liberated Woman Lingerie Boudoir Studio Photo

$125.00

Wonderfully incongruous. Stockings, garters, heels and jewelry make this seem more like small town risque than a swimming ensemble. Found undelivered in a Victorian photographer's estate near Pittsburgh PA. Measures 4 x 6”, spots in development and gelatin...
Vintage 1920s Carousel Horse Folk Art Carver Occupational Labor Photo RPPC Vintage 1920s Carousel Horse Folk Art Carver Occupational Labor Photo RPPC

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Vintage 1920s Carousel Horse Folk Art Carver Occupational Labor Photo RPPC

$295.00

Proud man is either carousel technician or carver, found in a CW Parker archive. Rather glorious stargazer just behind and ornate detail carving shows everywhere. Trimmed to 3” x 5.5”, rich sepia tones and sunlight exposure....
Vintage 1920s Broken Down Wood Carousel Horse Model T Snapshot Photo Vintage 1920s Broken Down Wood Carousel Horse Model T Snapshot Photo

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Vintage 1920s Broken Down Wood Carousel Horse Model T Snapshot Photo

$95.00

Front legs have been sured up with iron brackets, the muzzle looks like its been salvaged and the tail is just plain GONE. Propped against a Model T fender as curb side company documentation (found in a CW...
Vintage COOLEST 1920s Indian Motorcycle Family Dog Photo RPPC Vintage COOLEST 1920s Indian Motorcycle Family Dog Photo RPPC

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Vintage COOLEST 1920s Indian Motorcycle Family Dog Photo RPPC

$225.00

Victorian frame house, rocking chair, the woman in high button boots at the intersection of modern transportation modernity and driving goggles. Pup steals the show. Measures 3.5 x 5.5", nice condition with light bar that...
1920s African American Caretaker Boy Child Antique Tinted Color Photo 1920s African American Caretaker Boy Child Antique Tinted Color Photo

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1920s African American Caretaker Boy Child Antique Tinted Color Photo

$450.00

Outstanding. The details of early enlargement photos like this can easily become folk art representations, but the snapshot ushers us right back into reality. It is with relative certainty that I say those hands saw...
Vintage 1920s Street Sweeper Trash Cart City Sanitation Labor Photo Vintage 1920s Street Sweeper Trash Cart City Sanitation Labor Photo

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Vintage 1920s Street Sweeper Trash Cart City Sanitation Labor Photo

$295.00

Textbook occupational portrait, trash can painted Menzies (sp) Street Cleaners, Glenn Falls New York. Sight size measures 3.75 x 5.5” on original mount. Bright, striking image with only minor foxing top edge and along paste line.
Vintage 1910s Baby Giantess Sideshow Performer Candid Home Photo RPPC Vintage 1910s Baby Giantess Sideshow Performer Candid Home Photo RPPC

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Vintage 1910s Baby Giantess Sideshow Performer Candid Home Photo RPPC

$195.00

Ella Ewing, the Missouri Giantess, a woman whose gigantism sealed a fate of performing and death by forty years old. Seen here sweet as anything with a baby on the threshold of her custom built...
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