Historic Reference

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Remarkable 1930s Lesbian Nudes Sex Worker History Snapshot Photo Remarkable 1930s Lesbian Nudes Sex Worker History Snapshot Photo

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Remarkable 1930s Lesbian Nudes Sex Worker History Snapshot Photo

$1,650.00

Believed European (between World Wars), eyes on the photographer and breasts carefully positioned for the camera.   Likely women hired at a brothel to pose - cheap backdrop, work shoes and dirty feet betray the...
1910s Child Soldier Decapitation Moro Philippine Insurrection RPPC Photo 1910s Child Soldier Decapitation Moro Philippine Insurrection RPPC Photo

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1910s Child Soldier Decapitation Moro Philippine Insurrection RPPC Photo

$1,500.00

Gruesome certainly, but important historic evidence.   Barefoot boy with war trophy. Clothing suggests Juramentado flanked by more traditional uniformed Filipino soldiers.   Measures 3.5 x 5.5”, very good condition with edge chips and gloss...
1910s Blind WWI Veterans St. Dunstan UK Men Labor Reform Photo 1910s Blind WWI Veterans St. Dunstan UK Men Labor Reform Photo

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1910s Blind WWI Veterans St. Dunstan UK Men Labor Reform Photo

$295.00

Marvelous capture. St. Dunstan’s Hostel began serving just over a dozen men in their re-education of a trade after loss of sight. By the end of World War I and amended for Blinded Soldiers and Sailors it aided over...
1932 Depression Era Labor Protest Cox’s Army Jobless Party Broadside 1932 Depression Era Labor Protest Cox’s Army Jobless Party Broadside

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1932 Depression Era Labor Protest Cox’s Army Jobless Party Broadside

$750.00

In January of 1932 Father James Renshaw Cox, a Roman Catholic priest with humble Pittsburgh beginnings, led a march of 250,000 unemployed Pennsylvanians to Washington DC.  When President Hoover launched an investigation into exactly how...
WWI Munitions Pittsburgh Factory Women's Labor Photo Archive WWI Munitions Pittsburgh Factory Women's Labor Photo Archive

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WWI Munitions Pittsburgh Factory Women's Labor Photo Archive

$3,500.00

Meticulous documentation of the Homefront / Military Industrial Complex War Effort with heavy focus on the female work force. Attributed to Westinghouse Electric Manufacturing Company (Pittsburgh PA) which according to research, is said to have...
1900 Indian Native Trackers Guides Scout Photos 1900 Indian Native Trackers Guides Scout Photos

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1900 Indian Native Trackers Guides Scout Photos

$5,500.00

Six figures in total, mounted on horseback, in three distinct pairs. From left: Frontier archetypes (possible military chevron / calvary jacket far left) with rifles; Native American men (Lakota / Sioux dress?) and men at right...
1940s Robert Bob Stack Personal Letter Hollywood Celebrity WWII Archive 1940s Robert Bob Stack Personal Letter Hollywood Celebrity WWII Archive

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1940s Robert Bob Stack Personal Letter Hollywood Celebrity WWII Archive

$2,500.00

(45) hand written and occasionally typed letters and (2) telegrams sent from Bob Stack to a close friend in Pittsburgh PA. Hall appears to have worked (or run) a defunct newspaper in Pittsburgh with ties...
1910s Botswanan Men British Colonial Southern Africa Cabinet Photo 1910s Botswanan Men British Colonial Southern Africa Cabinet Photo

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1910s Botswanan Men British Colonial Southern Africa Cabinet Photo

$295.00

Scarce and early reference, likely Botswana (attribution made with sitter identifications) in Victorian / Edwardian dress under Englands protectorate around 1900.  Measures 4.25 x 6.5", sunlight exposure, light foxing, edge chips (flakes to gloss) and...
19thc Frontier Log Cabin Camp African American Slavery Era Photo 19thc Frontier Log Cabin Camp African American Slavery Era Photo

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19thc Frontier Log Cabin Camp African American Slavery Era Photo

$550.00

The woman is framed at center with a relaxed poise and frying pan loosely at her side. She appears nearly maternal, like she was interrupted at work. Each of the men (and boy) have a...
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...
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

$1,750.00

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...
1890s Grand Lake Michigan Provision Sail Boat Grocery Store Photo 1890s Grand Lake Michigan Provision Sail Boat Grocery Store Photo

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1890s Grand Lake Michigan Provision Sail Boat Grocery Store Photo

$750.00

Government Island (part of the Les Cheneaux Islands in now Hiawatha National Forest) was owned and operated as a quarry by the federal government for much of the late 19th century, used in the construction...
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