Biographic & Vernacular Photos

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1900s Electric Motor Mechanic Labor Shop Photo 1900s Electric Motor Mechanic Labor Shop Photo

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1900s Electric Motor Mechanic Labor Shop Photo

$125.00

Bizarre contraption and incredible details. Labeled only 'building a motor'. Rare glimpse, dates to 1900/10.  Measures 3.75 x 4.75”, thin paper with crease top right and edge tears repaired with archival tape.    
Vintage 1930s Hippo Circus Cowboy Photo Vintage 1930s Hippo Circus Cowboy Photo

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Vintage 1930s Hippo Circus Cowboy Photo

$125.00

Scrub grass and VERY disparate faces.  Measures 3.5 x 4.5”. Very nice condition with wrinkling from old scrapbook mount. 
Antique 1890s EARLY ZOO Tintype Photo Antique 1890s EARLY ZOO Tintype Photo

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Antique 1890s EARLY ZOO Tintype Photo

$295.00

Incredibly early reference. Raccoon / possum at left and maybe an owl at right? Children pose with signs.  Measures 3.5 x just under 5”, very good condition. Flake over boy’s head and a few strings...
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.
Vintage 1902 Trained Dog Baby Carriage Paris Studio Gelatin Photo RPPCs Vintage 1902 Trained Dog Baby Carriage Paris Studio Gelatin Photo RPPCs

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Vintage 1902 Trained Dog Baby Carriage Paris Studio Gelatin Photo RPPCs

$375.00

Spectacular. Baby’s name (Deda) in fountain pen and dated 1902. Warm sepia with heavy gelatin, chip to one corner. Pair measures 3.5 x 5.5”.
Antique 1900 Forest Interiors Silver Gelatin Nature Art Photos Antique 1900 Forest Interiors Silver Gelatin Nature Art Photos

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Antique 1900 Forest Interiors Silver Gelatin Nature Art Photos

$295.00

Master works of lighting and clarity dating no later than 1920. Vertical trees with blushes of blue sky and horizontal a reddish dusk. Very nice condition with paper residue to one corner, pair measures 3.25 x...
Vintage 1906 Pigeons Bird Coop Brooklyn NY Signed Glass Photo Negatives Vintage 1906 Pigeons Bird Coop Brooklyn NY Signed Glass Photo Negatives

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Vintage 1906 Pigeons Bird Coop Brooklyn NY Signed Glass Photo Negatives

$295.00

Paul F. Miller 868 Met Ave Brooklyn New York, 1906. Found with an over exposed (sunlight) image of the roost. Birds are slightly more legible in person, 500 Miles in a Day banner.  Shown are actual original studio...
Vintage Monkey Animal Trainer US Southwest Mexico Border Photo RPPC Vintage Monkey Animal Trainer US Southwest Mexico Border Photo RPPC

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Vintage Monkey Animal Trainer US Southwest Mexico Border Photo RPPC

$125.00

Beautiful. Measures 3.5 x 5.5", real photo postcard. Nice condition with round corners and heavy contrast.
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

$195.00

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

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Father & Child Anonymous Master Portrait Photographer

$195.00

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....
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