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  • HUTH, HELEN ROSE

    Splendid album containing 50 watercolors, 70 photographs, and fine calligraphic selections of poems and prose. Mostly Possingworth and environs, 1879 - ca. 1905

    This magnificent, imposing album was made by a prominent late-Victorian hostess, patron of the arts, and gifted amateur artist. Helen Rose Huth was the wife of the banker Louis Huth. The Huths were major art collectors, and Helen sat for both George Frederic Watts and James Abbott McNeill Whistler who painted the celebrated “Arrangement in Black, No. 2: Portrait of Mrs Louis Huth.”

    $16,000

  • JACKSON, WILLIAM HENRY

    Great Salt Lake City, Wasatch Mts. Salt Lake City, 1869

    This is a splendid print of this classic Jackson view of Salt Lake City.

    $16,000

  • Moore, N. A. and R. A.

    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.

    $15,000

  • (BRODHEAD, JOHN ROMEYN.) John Mayall

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

    A splendid half-plate daguerreotype of Herman Melville’s advisor and agent John Brodhead, scholar and diplomat.

    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.

    $15,000

  • THOMSON, JOHN

    King of Siam’s State Barge. Bangkok, c. 1865

    This is a magnificent two-panel view of the king’s barge on the water, with dozens of oarsmen ready to put their paddles in to the water. The king’s ornate covered throne is at the rear of the vessel. The riverbank in the background is crowded with low thatched roof buildings.

    $15,000

  • (GEORGE WASHINGTON & MOUNT VERNON.) Israel & Riddle, photographers

    The Home of Washington, as it appeared May 14th 1859. Baltimore, H.E. Hoyt & Co., 1859

    The earliest dated photograph of Mount Vernon, this is one of the very earliest known photographs of George Washington’s home.

    $12,500

  • (LINCOLN, ABRAHAM.) BRADY STUDIO

    Anthony Berger. Abraham Lincoln, seated portrait.. Washington: Mathew Brady Gallery, 9 February 1864

    The classic Brady $5 bill photograph. This celebrated portrait, the basis for the five-dollar bill engraving used for most of the 20th century, is one of seven poses taken by Anthony Berger at Mathew Brady’s Washington, D. C. studio on February 9, 1864. The most prolific photographer of Lincoln, Brady himself did not actually operate his cameras during the war years, instead training and employing men like Alexander Gardner and his successor Anthony Berger, who took this picture, to operate the camera.

    $12,000

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. Photographer unidentified.

    Panoramic view of Washington, D.C., with the Capitol dominating the scene in the distance. Washington, c. 1877-1882

    This magnificent mammoth plate panorama shows the National Mall and the Capitol as seen from the Smithsonian Castle.

    $12,000

  • (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.

    $12,000

  • (WATKINS, TABER &c.)

    An album of 32 photographs of Yosemite and the American West. Various places, c. 1890s

    This beautiful album contains many splendid views of the scenic wonders of Yosemite. Subjects include the many magnificent falls, the Mariposa Grove of sequoias, and the great geological formations. At least two of the views in this collection were taken by Carleton Watkins. Those for which attribution to Watkins has been confirmed are singled out below, but this collection merits further investigation to identify Watkins photographs.

    $12,000