(SUPREME COURT.) CLARK ,ED
The Supreme Court. Washington, D.C.: Ed Clark, 1956
Completed in 1935, the magnificent neoclassical Supreme Court Building features the motto “Equal Justice Under the Law” on the west facade. This splendid, enormous color photograph was taken by famed LIFE magazine photographer Ed Clark: “Black Church Leaders pray on the Supreme Court steps for integration to succeed” (Herrera, Frank, Ed Clark: Decades).
(GARDNER, ALEXANDER.) Wood & Gibson
(English) Battery No. 4, near Yorktown, Virginia (plate 14 from Gardner’s Photographic Sketch Book of the War). Washington: Gardner, [1865-66]
This battery of 13 inch mortars was placed for the bombardment of Yorktown. The high trajectory of the shells permitted the emplacement to be made under a high bank.
(GARDNER, ALEXANDER.) O’Sullivan, Timothy
(English) Commissary Department, Head-Quarters Army of the Potomac (plate 61 from Gardner’s Photographic Sketch Book of the War). Washington: Gardner, [1865-66]
“The commissary at General Headquarters of the Army of the Potomac was nothing less than an immense grocery establishment. Coffee, tea, sugar, molasses, bacon, salt pork, fresh beef, potatoes, rice, flour &c. were always kept on hand in large quantities” (Gardner).
“I like this photograph much better than any other which has been taken of me.” – Darwin on the Cameron portrait(DARWIN, CHARLES.) Cameron, Julia Margaret
(English) Charles Darwin. London, London, 
THE GREAT DARWIN PORTRAIT, Julia Margaret Cameron’s 1868 portrait of Darwin is probably the most famous photograph of a 19th-century scientist. Darwin remarked, “I like this photograph much better than any other which has been taken of me.”
Fine Large-format Photograph of the Treasury Building, "a national landmark and the leading classical revival structure in our nation’s capital"(TREASURY BUILDING ,WASHINGTON, D.C.)
Treasury Building. no publisher, 1870s
“The architecture of the West Wing makes the Treasury building a national landmark and the leading classical revival structure in our nation’s capital as well as being an icon to the period of America’s Civil War” (Cote).
(Kahlo, Frida.) Sternberger, Marcel
(English) Portrait of Frida Kahlo. Sternberger, Mexico City, 1952, printed 2017
This is a splendid 16 x 20 in. print of a recently rediscovered photograph of Frida Kahlo taken in Mexico City in 1952. Kahlo and her husband Diego Rivera had become intimate friends of photographer Marcel Sternberger and his wife Ilse by that time. The couple held Sternberger’s work in such high regard that Rivera said it was “the first time [I’ve] seen the real me” and above his bed in Kahlo’s lifelong house La Caza Azul hangs a portrait of Frida by Sternberger.
framed price: $1,525
(STATUE OF LIBERTY ,Central Park.)
Liberty’s Torch in Madison Square Park. no publisher, negative ca. 1876, made from a print, late 19th century.
The torch of the Statue of Liberty was exhibited in Madison Square Park, New York to raise funds for the statue’s completion. The torch remained in the park from 1876 through 1882.
(English) The Psychological Portrait: Marcel Sternberger’s Revelations in Photography. Foreword by Phillip Prodger.. New York: Skira Rizzoli, 2016
First edition, one of 100 copies of the Deluxe Estate Edition, signed and numbered by the author and accompanied by your choice of one of four 8 x 10 inch archival pigment photographs (Einstein, Freud, Shaw, or Kahlo).
(FESSENDEN, WILLIAM PITT.) Mathew Brady Studio
(English) William Pitt Fessenden. New York and Washington: Brady Studio, c. 1860
This is a fine standing Brady Imperial portrait of a leading figure of Civil War politics.
Offered as part of the "Team of Rivals" collection, for sale en bloc only