(VANDERBILT, CORNELIUS, “Commodore.”) Mathew Brady Studio, attrib
Cornelius Vanderbilt, vignetted standing portrait. [New York: Mathew Brady Studio, 1860s.]
Founder of the Vanderbilt business dynasty, Cornelius Vanderbilt made his fortune first in steamships and shipping and then in railroads. His career spanned the birth of the steamship and the development of the great American railroad networks. He was “the oldest and perhaps the greatest of the nineteenth-century railroad barons” (ANB). Grand Central Station and Vanderbilt University stand as testaments to his influence and wealth.
Israel’s War of Independence and the Early Days of the IDF - 58 photographs presented to Israel Ber, IDF officer and later convicted spyISRAEL
Israel’s War of Independence and the Early Days of the IDF. Israel, 1948 -1949
This splendid collection of dramatic photographs documents the activity of the IDF during the second stage of the War of Independence, following the second cease-fire.
JACKSON, WILLIAM HENRY
Great Salt Lake City, Wasatch Mts. Salt Lake City, 1869
William Henry Jackson is the greatest figure on the photography of the American West in the nineteenth century. This image is from his series of photographs made in the summer of 1869 upon the completion of the Union Pacific transcontinental railroad. Jackson’s catalogue of photographs describes this great image:
“Great Salt Lake City, Utah. A view looking south from the bluffs just north of the city, giving a bird’s-eye view and also a view of the Wasatch Mountains in the distance. In the center of the first view are grouped the many fine buildings of President Young. The one with the many gable windows is the ‘Lion House,’ the abode of his numerous wives, while the one just to the left of it is the ‘Bee-Hive’ House, his own private residence. The houses are so called from the emblems placed on them. Plainly visible are also many others of the finest private and public buildings” (Descriptive Catalog of the Photographs of the United States Geological Survey of the Territories (1869).
Eleven Early Photographs of the Oldest Military Installation in the Continental United States and the Catholic Church in the Oldest Parish in the United States(ST. AUGUSTINE, FLORIDA.) Unknown photographer
A collection of 11 photographs including 8 superb photographs of Castillo San Marcos, the oldest military structure in the continental United States and 3 of the Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine first built in 1565 and rebuilt in the 1790s. St. Augustine, c. 1874
This remarkable collection of early Florida photographs documents two of the most important early structures in Florida history: the fort Castillo de San Marcos and the Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine. Built in 1672 the fort is the only extant 17th-century military structure in the continental United States. The church, located in the oldest parish of the United States (founded in 1565), was built in the 1790s.
the collection: : $7,500
(ISTANBUL.) Sebah & Joaillier.
Panorama of Constantinople, Taken from the Galata Tower.. Istanbul: Sebah & Joaillier, c. 1880s
This magnificent pair of panoramic photographs of Istanbul, measuring 11 ft. and 8 1⁄2 ft. respectively, provides sweeping views of the great buildings, monuments, and geographical features of the city.
CLINTON, WILLIAM JEFFERSON
Photograph of Bill Clinton and Benjamin Netanyahu seated in the White House, signed and inscribed “To the people of Israel—with gratitude for the ties that bind us. Bill Clinton.”. Washington, late 1990s
A splendid photograph of Bill Clinton and Benjamin Netanyahu seated in the White House, signed and inscribed “To the people of Israel—with gratitude for the ties that bind us. Bill Clinton.” Netanyahu was Prime Minister from 1996 to 1999 during the second Clinton administration.
(WISE, HENRY.) Mathew Brady Studio
Henry A. Wise. New York and Washington: Brady Studio, c. late 1850s
This is a dramatic full-length standing salt print portrait of Gov. Henry A. Wise by Mathew Brady.
“An uncommonly gifted, innovative photographer whose unquestioned masterpiece is The Acropolis of Athens.”(GREECE.) STILLMAN ,WILLIAM
View of the Acropolis from the Musaeum Hill. London: S. F. Ellis, 1870
This photograph is the first view from W. J. Stillman’s The Acropolis of Athens, a series of 25 photographs taken in 1869 and published the following year. Stillman has been called “an uncommonly gifted, innovative photographer whose unquestioned masterpiece is The Acropolis of Athens.”