Biographic & Vernacular Photos

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1920s Factory Night Watchman Corning Akron OH RPPC Photo 1920s Factory Night Watchman Corning Akron OH RPPC Photo

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1920s Factory Night Watchman Corning Akron OH RPPC Photo

$95.00

Imposing studio portrait in full uniform and badge, holding a billy club and flashlight. Measures 3.5 x 5.5”, with crease top right. Nice example of a rare subject.
Victorian 1900s Pet Goat Portrait Photo Victorian 1900s Pet Goat Portrait Photo

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Victorian 1900s Pet Goat Portrait Photo

$195.00

JOY captured in a rather costly portrait by a devoted owner.  Mount measures 4.5 x 5.5", pinhole top left. 
Victorian 19thc Woman Parlor Guitar Music Tintype Photo Victorian 19thc Woman Parlor Guitar Music Tintype Photo

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Victorian 19thc Woman Parlor Guitar Music Tintype Photo

$125.00

SCARCE subject. Measures 2 3/8 x 3 3/8" in nice condition with motion blur, scuffing and thumb crease top left that does not affect subject. Displays well.
1900s Victorian Nurse Early Uniform Cabinet Photo 1900s Victorian Nurse Early Uniform Cabinet Photo

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1900s Victorian Nurse Early Uniform Cabinet Photo

$125.00

Marvelous, sparse labor portrait. Sight size measures 3.5 x 4.5”. Light image in nice condition, only a few spots to mount. 
1900s Barbazon Plein Art Oil Painter France Photo RPPC - Identified 1900s Barbazon Plein Art Oil Painter France Photo RPPC - Identified

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1900s Barbazon Plein Art Oil Painter France Photo RPPC - Identified

$125.00

A Merry Xmas from the Howlands. Alfred Cornelius Howland (b 1838 NH - d 1909 CA) studied with Corot and Millet during the years of the American Civil War. Measures 3.5 x 5.5”, dates to...
1910s Homesteaders Farm Land Claim Office Gold Rush Photo 1910s Homesteaders Farm Land Claim Office Gold Rush Photo

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1910s Homesteaders Farm Land Claim Office Gold Rush Photo

$195.00

Likely around the Homesteader Acts that preceded the Dust Bowl. Man on right appears to joke with a gold pan on his head. One of the largest and hardest to document migrations in American history....
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. 
1910s Navajo Native American Indian Women Loom Textile Labor Photo 1910s Navajo Native American Indian Women Loom Textile Labor Photo

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1910s Navajo Native American Indian Women Loom Textile Labor Photo

$125.00

Scarce glimpse into work space. Identified Ganado (Arizona) on reverse. May date earlier.  Albumen measures 4.75 x 6.5”, nice condition with gelatin glare and rolled edge left. Dime sized thin spot bottom right corner from previous...
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...
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