Historic Reference

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1850s P.T. Barnum Museum Circus Sideshow Newspaper Ads 1850s P.T. Barnum Museum Circus Sideshow Newspaper Ads

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1850s P.T. Barnum Museum Circus Sideshow Newspaper Ads

$295.00

(1) Double column advertisement illustrated with famous elephant train advertising the 1854 season with a team of eight elephants (a baby for General Tom Thumb), Cortege of 140 horses and 100 men, Living Animals Menagerie includes a...
19thc Victorian Animal Vinegar Valentines 19thc Victorian Animal Vinegar Valentines

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19thc Victorian Animal Vinegar Valentines

$195.00

Nearly Victorian scrapbook figures, unlike any reference and graphic. Measure 2.5 x 6" on heavy card stock with glued residue on reverse.  Poodle (socialite), Bull Dog (drunk), Pig (false gentleman), Mastiff (temperance), Rooster (parson /...
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...
1880s US Geological Survey Georgia Map Camp Guide Photo 1880s US Geological Survey Georgia Map Camp Guide Photo

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1880s US Geological Survey Georgia Map Camp Guide Photo

$295.00

Identified Merrill (sic) Hackett and his U.S. Geological Survey team, signed by Edwards & Sons of Atlanta GA. African American man distanced from the others, possibly a local guide. Hackett shows on the rolls leading...
19thc Frontier Log Cabin Camp Enslaved African Americans Photo 19thc Frontier Log Cabin Camp Enslaved African Americans Photo

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19thc Frontier Log Cabin Camp Enslaved African Americans Photo

$450.00

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...
1900s Folk Art Barber Pole Tobacco Signs Shop Photo 1900s Folk Art Barber Pole Tobacco Signs Shop Photo

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1900s Folk Art Barber Pole Tobacco Signs Shop Photo

$195.00

Iconic, scarce reference with painted tobacco signs and early barber pole.  Measures 5.5 x 6.75”, very good condition.
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...
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. 
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