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  • (PHOTOGRAPHS) Christie, Manson & Woods

    Catalogue of the celebrated collection of works of art and vertu known as “The Vienna Museum,” the property of Messrs. Lowenstein Brothers, of Frankfort-on-the-Main. London: Christie, Manson & Woods, 1860

    This important volume is “the earliest photographically illustrated auction catalogue” (Gernsheim, Incunabula, 122). It contains 36 photographs on salted paper by Hermann Emden of Frankfurt.

    $12,000

  • LANGENHEIM, WILLIAM AND FREDERICK

    Calotype of Water Tower. Philadelphia, 1849

    This important survival of American photographic history is a very early calotype of a water tower in Philadelphia. Paper photography from this era is a rarity and the image was created by two of America’s great photographic pioneers, the Langenheim brothers.

    $11,000

  • (GRANT, U. S.) Gutekunst, Frederick

    Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant. Philadelphia: Gutekunst, April or May 1865

    This impressive full-length portrait of Grant in uniform was made at war’s end to capture the triumphal hero at the height of his powers. This portrait shows Grant emulating the pose of Napoleon in David’s famous Napoleon in his Study (1812), a pose favored in military portraits of the time.

    $9,500

  • (DOUBLEDAY, ABNER)

    Maj. Gen. Abner Doubleday. No place, 1860s

    This is a rare large format portrait of the famed general Abner Doubleday. Doubleday played a prominent role in the Union Army from the war’s outset. He was was second in command at Fort Sumter when the war started. He later commanded a division at Antietam, Gettysburg and other major battles.

    $9,500

  • (WOMEN)

    Album containing 80 tintype portraits of women and girls. American, 1860s-1880s

    This fascinating album contains 80 tintype portraits of women and girls, young and old. Some are dressed plainly, while others are in fine dresses, and at least one is in mourning attire. The photographs head and shoulders, seated, and full-length standing portraits.

    $9,500

  • WATSON, JAMES D. & FRANCIS CRICK

    Signed photograph of Watson and Crick with their three-dimensional model of the double-helix DNA molecule. Anthony Barrington, 1953, printed later

    Signed by Watson and Crick in the white lower margin. The discovery of the structure of DNA was the cornerstone event in modern genetics and biology and one of the greatest scientific discoveries of all time.

    $9,500

  • SPACE WALKS

    Two 16 mm films of the first Russian and the first American to walk in space. No place, 1965

    Films of the space walks of Aleksei Leonov and Edward White.

    $9,500

  • SUEZ CANAL

    Opening day of the Suez Canal. Port Said , Nov. 16, 1869

    This photograph depicts the harbor and canal on the day of the opening of the Suez Canal, the “greatest engineering feat of the nineteenth century” (Smith). “Clearly, the canal’s opening festivities placed Egypt in a new way on the European cultural map” (Haddad, “Digging to India: Modernity, Imperialism, and the Suez Canal”).

    $8,500

  • CAIRO

    Panoramic Photograph of Cairo.. Cairo, 1870s

    This splendid and unusually large panoramic photograph

    $8,500

  • (U.S. CAPITOL.) John Wood

    Marble column being carried on a cart to the Capitol. Washington, 1860

    This rare salt print shows a colossal marble column being carried to the Capitol during its construction. The enormous cart is being drawn by team of twelve or more horses.

    $7,500