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  • (WHITMAN, WALT.) Napoleon Sarony

    Bust portrait of Whitman wearing a hat. New York, 1878

    Boldly signed and dated 1879 by Whitman. Whitman observed of this delightful portrait, “It is one of my good-humored pictures. … This is strong enough to be right and gentle enough to be right, too: I like to be both: I wouldn’t like people to say ‘he is a giant’ and then forget I know how to love.”

    $7,200

  • VERMONT

    The Vermont State House. Vermont, [c. 1859]

    A fine salt print of the Vermont State House.

    $7,000

  • BARBOZA, ANTHONY (PAT EVANS)

    Black Beauty / Model Pat Evans. New York, 1970s, printed 2012

    This is a splendid Anthony Barboza portrait of Pat Evans, the celebrated 1970s model, designer, and icon of Black beauty.

    $6,500

  • THOMSON, JOHN

    White Elephant of the King. Siam, 1865

    This remarkable photograph shows “one of twelve white elephants belonging to King Mongkut. The ‘white’ elephants are really reddish-brown with pale eyelashes and toenails. Male white elephants were regarded with high esteem and were adorned with elaborate costumes. The photograph shows the mahout, wearing a distinctive conical hat, training the elephant to kneel; he is using an elephant control stick with a hook (an ankusa). A boy stands by the head of the elephant, several other elephant carers sit on the right with ropes and a parasol, and a large group of onlookers sit on the left. The walls of the Grand Palace are seen behind” (Wellcome Institute Library).

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  • (U.S. CAPITOL.) Photographer unidentified

    East Front of the Capitol. Washington, August 31, 1864

    This rare photograph shows the East Front of the U.S. Capitol during construction. Sawhorses and construction debris are visible in the foreground, while a number of figures, perhaps builders and the architect, stand at the head of the main stairs beneath Thomas Crawford’s pediment of The Progress of Civilization.

    $5,500

  • (AFRICAN AMERICAN.)

    Black woman with white child. No place, c. 1870-90

    This delightful photograph shows a kind-looking young black woman sitting with a somewhat sour-looking young white child. Both are finely dressed for the occasion, the woman in an elegant dress with lace collar and the child in a dress with an elaborate lace collar. The photographer has highlighted in gold the fine jewelry each wears

    $4,500

  • (HIP HOP.) Barboza, Anthony

    Grandmaster Flash. 1984. New York, 1984

    This portrait captures Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five at the height of their fame. The pioneering group broke through to mainstream success with the 1982 single “The Message,” which made the top 100 pop charts. “’The Message’ was [the first record] to prove that rap could become the inner city’s voice, as well as its choice” (Rolling Stone). In 2007 Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five became the first hip hop group to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

    In 2012 Rolling Stone declared “The Message” (with the refrain “Don’t push me, ’cause I’m close to the edge, I’m tryin’ not to lose my head …”) the number one hip hop song of all time.

    $4,500

  • (WHITMAN, WALT.) Phillips & Taylor

    Portrait of Walt Whitman holding a butterfly. Philadelphia, [early 1880s?]

    A beloved Whitman photograph, framed with a large, bold signature of the poet.

    $4,500

  • St. Peter's ,Rome

    View of Rome from the Tiber River with Castel Sant’Angelo and Saint Peter’s Basilica. Rome, ca. 1870

    A fine 19th century photograph of landmarks of Rome.

    $4,500

  • (CONEY ISLAND.) STACY, CHARLES

    Coney Island Panorama. Brooklyn, 1907

    This is a splendid panorama of Coney Island taken in 1907.

    $4,500