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1910s Missionary & Child Make Do Itinerant Studio Sepia Photo 1910s Missionary & Child Make Do Itinerant Studio Sepia Photo

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1910s Missionary & Child Make Do Itinerant Studio Sepia Photo

$125.00

Dirt ground, bamboo hut and indigenous children (with dog!) all visible just beyond the highly Europeanized painted back drop and majolica plant stand. Annotated Mr Ephraim S. Evans, Miss Asuncion E. Evans Was Born on...
19thc Chinese (American) Elder Portrait Hand Painted Photo 19thc Chinese (American) Elder Portrait Hand Painted Photo

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19thc Chinese (American) Elder Portrait Hand Painted Photo

$450.00

Bold, sparse composition and paint ventures into Folk Art.  No indication from the paper or process that this was done outside of the US, found in Pennsylvania. Original artists watercolor / gouache board measures 7.75 x...
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...
1930s Factory Employee Passport Photos Photographers Archive 1930s Factory Employee Passport Photos Photographers Archive

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1930s Factory Employee Passport Photos Photographers Archive

$950.00

Westinghouse Air Brake Company (WABCO) was an early titan in the fields of electricity and transportation, by this time with projects all over the world. Presumably shot by the Westinghouse commercial / factory photographer for...
1920s Oriental Rug Cleaners Antique Occupational Photo 1920s Oriental Rug Cleaners Antique Occupational Photo

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1920s Oriental Rug Cleaners Antique Occupational Photo

$125.00

EARLY in the twentieth century trade of antique and decorative arts. Silver gelatin photograph measures 6.5 x 9.5”, gloss cracks and wrinkles to thin paper.
1920s Military Sword Training Tokyo Japan Girls School Photo 1920s Military Sword Training Tokyo Japan Girls School Photo

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1920s Military Sword Training Tokyo Japan Girls School Photo

$450.00

Identified practice of short and long sword at (indecipherable) Higher Girls School, Tokyo with publishing marks on reverse. Stunning light.  Measures 6.25 x 4.5”, very nice condition with few edge and corner chips to thin...
1930s Auto Racing Chickens Vaudeville Movie Still Photos 1930s Auto Racing Chickens Vaudeville Movie Still Photos

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1930s Auto Racing Chickens Vaudeville Movie Still Photos

$295.00

Marvelous. Titled 'Gayety Comedien'; (3) 8 x 10s photos of a lost Columbia film. Tack holes, edge tears and horizontal crack (stabilized with archival tape) across sky of the racing image. 
Native American Indian Ute Tribal Elders Sheriff Police Photo RPPC Native American Indian Ute Tribal Elders Sheriff Police Photo RPPC

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Native American Indian Ute Tribal Elders Sheriff Police Photo RPPC

$450.00

Ute tribal elders seated against modern lawmen. Company town government or reservation, deserves research. Dates to c1915. Very nice (uncirculated) condition measures 3.5 x 5.5" with flash top right.
WWI Era Irish National School Teachers Organization Strike Broadside WWI Era Irish National School Teachers Organization Strike Broadside

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WWI Era Irish National School Teachers Organization Strike Broadside

$125.00

Calling for a strike on November 4 (1918) if pay demands during the war (and to meet those of Scottish and English teachers) were not met. Rare example. Print line Curtis, Temple Lane, Dublin. Measures...
Young Women Rifles AEF Machine Gun Battalion WWI Military Photo RPPC Young Women Rifles AEF Machine Gun Battalion WWI Military Photo RPPC

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Young Women Rifles AEF Machine Gun Battalion WWI Military Photo RPPC

$550.00

It is tempting to label these young faces early Girl Scouts or Girl Guides (a less famous predecessor), but there is no evidence to support the claim other than a common bias. The uniforms seem more...
Vintage 1918 WWI Navy Observer U.S.S. Tarantula Crew Ship Wreck Disaster Photo Vintage 1918 WWI Navy Observer U.S.S. Tarantula Crew Ship Wreck Disaster Photo

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Vintage 1918 WWI Navy Observer U.S.S. Tarantula Crew Ship Wreck Disaster Photo

$295.00

Tarantula was built as a gilded age motor yacht by George Lawley and Son of Massachusetts. Lent to the US Navy by Cornelius Vanderbilt’s grandson in 1917 to patrol the Northeast and Mid Atlantic, it crashed...
Antique 1880s Russia Hermitage Romanov Iron Gates Craftsmen Photos Antique 1880s Russia Hermitage Romanov Iron Gates Craftsmen Photos

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Antique 1880s Russia Hermitage Romanov Iron Gates Craftsmen Photos

$1,250.00

Regale and ornate gates from production to installation, thought to be commissioned by Alexander III around the year 1884. These were the gates that the Bolsheviks stormed in 1905 and stood when the Provisional Government...
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