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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 Reservation Police Photo RPPC Native American Indian Ute Tribal Elders Reservation Police Photo RPPC

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Native American Indian Ute Tribal Elders Reservation 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...
Vintage 1920s Newborn Children's Hospital Medical Clinic Doctor Nursing Photos Vintage 1920s Newborn Children's Hospital Medical Clinic Doctor Nursing Photos

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Vintage 1920s Newborn Children's Hospital Medical Clinic Doctor Nursing Photos

$450.00

Hand painted signs remind us that the study of germs and bacteria, disease prevention and sanitation (no gloves) were all nascent territory in 1925. Moving photographs. The last image, the professionals pose like (and were) super...
Antique 1910s Steam Shovel Dredge Dipper Canal Construction Platinum Photos Antique 1910s Steam Shovel Dredge Dipper Canal Construction Platinum Photos

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Antique 1910s Steam Shovel Dredge Dipper Canal Construction Platinum Photos

$1,150.00

This development was extraordinarily costly at the time and suggests a very prominent project / commission. These images were found in an Eastern Pennsylvania where the Erie or Hudson River Canals seem most likely. Three equipment mounts measure...
Vintage 1926 Labor Union Defender Social Reform Fugitive Lit Magazine Vintage 1926 Labor Union Defender Social Reform Fugitive Lit Magazine

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Vintage 1926 Labor Union Defender Social Reform Fugitive Lit Magazine

$450.00

International Labor Defense (ILD), advocates of the American Workers Party, publication. While the magazine ran from 1926 to 37, few issues remain. Volume 1: No 6 spotlights the events and arrests of the Passaic (NJ)...
Antique 1900s Bridge Tunnel Railroad Construction Steam Machinery Photos Antique 1900s Bridge Tunnel Railroad Construction Steam Machinery Photos

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Antique 1900s Bridge Tunnel Railroad Construction Steam Machinery Photos

$750.00

Evidence of an expert and large scale operation. Remarkable Blacksmith and Carpenter Barge with tools & supplies, Elevated Iron Rail Bridge, Raw Timber Rail w/ Short Line Supply Train Cars, Tunnel Entrance and Bridge Expanse...
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