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  • (BRODHEAD, JOHN ROMEYN.) John Mayall

    (English) Daguerreotype portrait of John Romeyn Brodhead. London: Mayall, 1848

    A splendid half-plate daguerreotype of Herman Melville’s advisor and agent John Brodhead. John Romeyn Brodhead (1814-1873) was a historian and a member of the American diplomatic corps. Best remembered for his services as Herman Melville’s agent in London, Brodhead had known Melville and his family since their youth.

    $25,000

  • Cameron, Julia Margaret

    (English) 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.) 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

    $22,000

  • (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.

    $20,000

  • (BENJAMIN, JUDAH P.) Mathew Brady Studio.

    (English) Judah P. Benjamin. [New York: Mathew Brady Studio, late 1850s.]

    This is a splendid hand-colored Brady Imperial salt print of one of the great figures in American Jewish history.

    $17,000

  • DODGSON, CHARLES LUTWIDGE [LEWIS CARROLL]

    (English) 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.)

    (English) 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

  • Moore, N. A. and R. A.

    (English) A collection of all six portraits of the last surviving veterans of the American Revolution. Hartford: Moore, 1864

    These is a complete collection of original carte de visite photographs of all six Revolutionary War veterans still surviving in 1864: William Hutchings (aged 100), Samuel Downing (aged 102), Daniel Waldo (aged 102), Adam Link (aged 102), Alexander Millener (aka Muroney) (aged 104), and Lemuel Cook (aged 105). A seventh man, James Barham, was believed to be alive but could not be located for the series.

    $12,000

  • (PERRY, MATTHEW CALBRAITH, Commodore.) Mathew Brady Studio

    (English) Commodore Matthew C. Perry, three-quarter length portrait, in uniform, his left hand resting on his sword. New York: Mathew Brady Studio, c. 1854-58

    This is the splendid Perry Family hand-colored Imperial print of Mathew Brady’s portrait of Commodore Perry. Brady coined the term “imperial’ for his large photographic portraits intended to rival mezzotints and lithographs in size.

    $12,000