Historic Reference

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1913 Kenosha Wisconsin Auto Assembly Line RPPC Photo 1913 Kenosha Wisconsin Auto Assembly Line RPPC Photo

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1913 Kenosha Wisconsin Auto Assembly Line RPPC Photo

$450.00

Dated March 3, 1913 Kenosha WI this image likely documents a scene from the innovative Thomas Jeffrey (by then, his son Charles T. Jeffrey) company that sold to Nash in 1916. With innovative car designs...
19thc Horse XRAY Scientific Skeleton Photo 19thc Horse XRAY Scientific Skeleton Photo

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19thc Horse XRAY Scientific Skeleton Photo

$295.00

Incredible, the bone structure posed / supported by thin posts and wires. Thin albumen paper likely dates to the 1880s and uneven trim measures 4.75 x 6”. Heavy gelatin with sepia cast and nice condition...
1930 Industrial Factory Workers Labor Photo 1930 Industrial Factory Workers Labor Photo

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1930 Industrial Factory Workers Labor Photo

$125.00

In house and professional photographer, likely a steel manufacturer and possibly Ohio. High gloss and tonal in person, measures 5 x 6.75" with curl.
1900s LAKE Construction Crew Labor Photo 1900s LAKE Construction Crew Labor Photo

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1900s LAKE Construction Crew Labor Photo

$125.00

Bucket brigade of at least a dozen men, the tiny building atop a brick pilaster.  Mount measures 5 x 6" with staple holes and scrapes to board. 
1910s PRR Railroad Town Boarding House Labor Photo RPPCs 1910s PRR Railroad Town Boarding House Labor Photo RPPCs

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1910s PRR Railroad Town Boarding House Labor Photo RPPCs

$135.00

Company town that seems to have only built a PRR freight loop (which was not completed) and then vanished. Three cards (3.5 x 5.5) document the valley, work crew and P. McManus Boys Home &...
Dust Bowl Farmer Hercules Powder Dynamite Boxes Portrait Photo Dust Bowl Farmer Hercules Powder Dynamite Boxes Portrait Photo

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Dust Bowl Farmer Hercules Powder Dynamite Boxes Portrait Photo

$150.00

Incredible reference. Seated on an up turned crate with the expanse of desert behind. Snapshot measures 3.5 x 5.75” with edge tears (loss), gloss marks, and corner creases from an earlier mount.
1910s Women Sewing Machines Textile Industry Labor Photo 1910s Women Sewing Machines Textile Industry Labor Photo

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1910s Women Sewing Machines Textile Industry Labor Photo

$135.00

Scarce factory interior, compelling YOUNG face at center. Mount measures 8 x 10”, soiled at margins with pencil and round corners.
1920s Circus Mobile Electricity Wagon Labor Photo 1920s Circus Mobile Electricity Wagon Labor Photo

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1920s Circus Mobile Electricity Wagon Labor Photo

$125.00

Remarkable reference and EARLY.  Identified 1923 A. G. Barnes Circus electrician, lineman & “trouble spotter”. Measures 4.75 x 6.75” in miserable condition. Soiling, foxing and long ago taped together.
1920s KINETIC African American Jazz Music Photo Pittsburgh PA 1920s KINETIC African American Jazz Music Photo Pittsburgh PA

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1920s KINETIC African American Jazz Music Photo Pittsburgh PA

$5,500.00

Magnetic energy with motion blur coming off trumpet slides and fiddle bows, musicians playing on chairs and atop the piano trying to fit in the tiny nightclub or boarding house make do stage. Drum skin is...
Atypical Women's Portraits 1900s Photographer's Collection Atypical Women's Portraits 1900s Photographer's Collection

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Atypical Women's Portraits 1900s Photographer's Collection

$2,500.00

Compelling portraits with undeniable elements of showmanship and sex appeal unusual for the time that are hard to ignore. One hesitates to use words like brothel, but its certainly a consideration.  All found in a turn...
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

$2,200.00

(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...
1866 New York City Sanitation Night Scavenger Work Receipt 1866 New York City Sanitation Night Scavenger Work Receipt

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1866 New York City Sanitation Night Scavenger Work Receipt

$295.00

Rare example of the occupational term Night Scavenger and early (Civil War Era) in the history of American sanitation. Measures 4.75 x 7.5”, nice condition with original folds. $10 paid to John Waechtler for servicing a...
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