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  • CAROLINA TWINS. Germon ,W.L

    Mammoth portrait of Millie and Christine McKoy. Philadelphia: W. L. Germon, c. 1868-71

    This spectacular large-format photograph depicts the celebrated conjoined twins Millie and Christine McKoy.

    $28,000

  • KIMBALL ,M. H

    Emancipated Slaves. New York: George Hanks, 1863

    One of the great American slavery photographs, this portrait was made “to raise money to educate former slaves in Louisiana, a state still partially held by the Confederacy. One group portrait, several cartes de visite of pairs of students, and numerous portraits of each student were made. This photograph is among the most famous and most influential images of American slaves.

    $22,000

  • Cameron, Julia Margaret

    G. F. Watts. Cameron, October 1865

    This splendid portrait is inscribed and signed on the mount by Cameron: “G.F. Watts From Life not enlarged Julia Margaret Cameron.”

    $22,000

  • (LINCOLN, ABRAHAM.) Whipple, J. A.

    Photograph portrait of Lincoln and his sons Willie and Tad at their home in Springfield, Illinois.. Boston: J. A. Whipple, Summer 1860

    Abraham Lincoln at his home in Springfield.  “Lincoln stands on the terrace of the only house he ever owned. He called it his ‘little brown cottage’ and bought it for $1500 in 1844 from the Reverend Charles Dresser, an Episcopal rector who had married the Lincolns in 1842. Here Lincoln’s sons Eddie, Willie, and Tad were born, and here he was living when elected President” (Ostendorf). Lincoln stands with his sons Willie and Tad, who is barely visible behind a post.

    $20,000

  • SLAVERY ,AMERICAN

    Important Pair of Daguerreotypes: Black Nurse with White Baby and the Child’s Parents. Talbot County, Maryland, c. 1853

    This striking pair of daguerreotypes evokes the complex relationships between slaves and slave owners in the American South, especially between white families and the trusted slaves who cared for their children.

    the pair: $18,000

  • TWAIN ,MARK. (CLEMENS, SAMUEL L.)

    A collection documenting the early life of Samuel Clemens and his family in Iowa. Various places, mainly Iowa, 1850s-1880s

    This unique collection of photographs, books, letters, and other objects is from the Creel family, Samuel Clemens’s relations on his mother’s side. One highlight of the collection is the charming ambrotype portrait of young Ella Creel, one of Sam’s “favorite companions” and a “one-time sweetheart.”

    $18,000

  • (LINCOLN, ABRAHAM.) Gardner, Alexander

    The President, General McClellan and Suite on the Battle-Field of Antietam. New York: Mathew Brady, 1862

    This photograph of Lincoln at Antietam is one of the best-known images of the Civil War

    $18,000

  • DODGSON, CHARLES LUTWIDGE [LEWIS CARROLL]

    Photograph of Alexandra “Xie” Kitchin. C. L. Dodgson, 5 July 1870

    A splendid example of Dodgson’s photography.

    $16,000

  • CAMERON ,JULIA MARGARET

    May du Maurier. Julia Margaret Cameron, 1874

    This is an unrecorded signed portrait by Julia Margaret Cameron, the foremost British portrait photographer of her time.

    $15,000

  • (TWAIN, MARK, ANDREW CARNEGIE, THOMAS EDISON, et al.)

    Engineers Club Inaugural Banquet Commemorative of the Opening of the New Club House on which occasion Mr. Andrew Carnegie will be the guest of honor Monday, the ninth of December 1907. [New York: Engineer's Club], [1907]

    Signed by Mark Twain, Thomas Edison, and Andrew Carnegie (who has signed twice), and others. This event commemorated the opening of the Engineers Club’s fabulous new home at 32 West 40th Street on Bryant Park in New York.

    $12,000