SAN FRANCISCO ,pre-earthquake
Buildings of Fair [-Vanderbilt] Heirs in San Francisco. San Francisco, 1904-1905
The Vanderbilt real estate portfolio in pre-earthquake San Francisco. This album documents approximately forty downtown San Francisco real estate holdings of the heirs of real estate, silver, and railroad magnate James Graham Fair. This album belonged to Fair’s daughter Virginia Graham Fair Vanderbilt, first wife of William K. Vanderbilt II.
(LINCOLN, ABRAHAM.) Gardner, Alexander
(English) 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
(LINCOLN ,ABRAHAM.) Gardner, Alexander
(English) Photograph of the execution of the Lincoln assassination conspirators. Washington, 7 July 1865
The hanging of the Lincoln assassination conspirators.
(LINCOLN, ABRAHAM.) Whipple, J. A.
(English) 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.
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.
Important Pair of Daguerreotypes: Black Nurse with White Baby and the Child’s Parents. Talbot County, Maryland or Texas, 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.”
(APOLLO 11.) Armstrong, Neil
(English) Photograph of Buzz Aldrin standing on the moon with the American flag and the lunar module, signed by all three crew members: Armstrong, Aldrin, and Collins. NASA, 1969
A CLASSIC SPACE PHOTOGRAPH, 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).
“His most frequent and favourite sitter was Alexandra Kitchin, better known by her pet name of ‘Xie.’” — TaylorDODGSON, CHARLES LUTWIDGE [LEWIS CARROLL]
(English) Photograph of Alexandra “Xie” Kitchin. C. L. Dodgson, 5 July 1870
A splendid example of Dodgson’s photography.
BRADY, MATHEW Studio
(English) Collection of six photographs made in Harpers Ferry in July 1862. New York: Mathew Brady Studio, 1862
Mathew Brady sent these six photographs to a New York newspaper following the September 1862 capture of Harpers Ferry to promote his series of photographs, “Brady’s Incidents of the War.” Each is captioned in a contemporary hand in blue pencil, typical for nineteenth-century newspaper editors, and the group of accompanied by a contemporary wrapper identifying the collection in the same hand.