Biographic & 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.
HIGH Edwardian Mothers Children Fashion Portrait Photo RPPC HIGH Edwardian Mothers Children Fashion Portrait Photo RPPC

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HIGH Edwardian Mothers Children Fashion Portrait Photo RPPC

$295.00

Outstanding, even sharper in person (pardon flash top left). Uncirculated postcard measures 3.5 x 5.5”, very nice condition.
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

$295.00

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. 
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...
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...
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

$295.00

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.
Antique 19thc Victorian Girl Ornate Bronze Fish Aquarium Photograph Antique 19thc Victorian Girl Ornate Bronze Fish Aquarium Photograph

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Antique 19thc Victorian Girl Ornate Bronze Fish Aquarium Photograph

$295.00

Rare reference, ethereal portrait. Original sealed mat measures 7.5 x 8.5" with toning.
Victorian Child British Colonial India Nanny Cabinet Photo Victorian Child British Colonial India Nanny Cabinet Photo

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Victorian Child British Colonial India Nanny Cabinet Photo

$295.00

Strikingly disparate and warm image. Elaborate child’s dress, fur and ornate walnut chair. Ayah is not young, beautiful in an indigo sari with her intent gaze. Boy identified Guy Langford Yonge and signed W.J. Bell...
Late 19thc Japan Sumo Wrestling Hand Color Photo Late 19thc Japan Sumo Wrestling Hand Color Photo

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Late 19thc Japan Sumo Wrestling Hand Color Photo

$295.00

Victorian silver gelatin with beautiful focus and details. Brilliant watercolor ceremonial textiles and flags. Measures 3.5 x 4.75", very nice condition with soft horizontal crease at middle.
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 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. 
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