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  • (SAN FRANCISCO.) Muybridge ,Eadweard

    (English) Panorama of San Francisco from California St. Hill. San Francisco: Morse’s Gallery, 1877

    “One of the supreme conceptual and technical achievements in the history of architectural photography.” – David Harris

    This iconic, 7-foot long image of San Francisco is one of the landmarks of 19th-century American photography. “The photographs show the extraordinary extent of a city that had come into existence a mere thirty years before and which would be destroyed by earthquake and subsequent fires thirty years later” (Getty Museum Journal). Seamlessly combining a series of eleven photographs, Muybridge created a 360 degree view of the city, producing what Rebecca Solnit calls “an impossible sight, a vision of the city in all directions, a transformation of a circular space into a linear photograph.”

    $45,000

  • (LINCOLN & HIS CABINET.) Mathew Brady Studio.

    (English) Original Brady Photograph Maquette “President and Cabinet.”. Washington: Brady, 1864

    $42,000

  • NIAGARA FALLS, New York

    An album of 20 excellent views of Niagara Falls. Niagara Falls, New York, compiled in 1867

    An outstanding album containing beautiful and unusual images including, as its final image, one of the most remarkable North American photographs of the period.

    $40,000

  • (ITALY.) Alinari.

    (English) A Superb Collection of Photographs of Italy. Florence, 1867

    Magnificent photographs from masters of the genre. Fratelli Alinari, founded in Florence in 1852, is the world’s oldest photography firm.

    $38,000

  • CURTIS ,EDWARD S.

    (English) Original glass plate photograph, Hopi Woman, prepared by Curtis for the printing of The North American Indian.. This portrait, titled Hopi Woman, was published as a photogravure in The North American Indian, volume 12, plate 411.,

    This is a splendid original glass plate made for Curtis’s The North American Indian, the greatest photographic work on Native Americans.

    $35,000

  • WEED, CHARLES LEANDER

    (English) Magnificent pair of views of Big Tree Grove, near Yosemite. Charles Weed, 1864

    Each photograph: $35,000

  • (APOLLO 11.) Armstrong, Neil

    (English) Photograph of Buzz Aldrin standing on the moon with the American flag and the lunar module, signed on the mount by all three crew members: Armstrong, Aldrin, and Collins and additionally inscribed “For Peggy and Bill Burden with Best Wishes from Apollo Eleven.”. NASA, 1969

    This classic space photograph is signed by the crew of Apollo 11, the first manned mission to the Moon: Neil Armstrong (commander), Buzz Aldrin (lunar module pilot), and Michael Collins (command module pilot) and further inscribed to William A. M. and Peggy Burden. This famous Armstrong photograph of Aldrin, standing on the moon’s surface with the United States flag, is NASA AS11-40-5875.

    $30,000

  • MUYBRIDGE, EADWEARD

    (English) A spectacular collection of three Horse in Motion photographs.. San Francisco: Morse’s Gallery, 1878

    Eadweard Muybridge’s photographs of horses in motion are icons in the history of photography.

    $28,000

  • (WHITMAN, WALT.) George C. Cox

    (English) An enormous platinum or bromide photograph after the original portrait photograph by George C. Cox. New York, 1887, printed ca. 1890s-1910s

    A SPECTACULAR PHOTOGRAPH OF WHITMAN IN OLD AGE. This famous portrait was taken in George Cox’s New York studio in April 1887. Whitman was celebrating the success of his lecture on Lincoln, delivered on the same visit to the city.

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  • (ARCHITECTURE)

    Photographic album of Gothic architecture and proposed designs for the Royal Courts of Justice, London. Various places, 1868-70

    This splendid album contains 120 fine medium and large format photographs of Gothic and High Victorian Gothic architecture.

    $20,000