Large Format Camera from Mathew Brady’s Studio. New York, c. 1850s
A major relic of photographic history, this camera was owned by Mathew Brady during his years as the leading figure in American photography. Brady was the preeminent American portrait photographer of his day. He gained his greatest fame with his studio’s documentation of the events and figures of the Civil War. This camera’s association with Brady and his studio, which produced hundreds of iconic portraits and thousands of Civil War photographs, makes it an important historical artifact.
ROCKEFELLER ,JOHN D
Ambrotype Portrait of John D. Rockefeller. Cleveland, Ohio: Wiliam C. North, c. 1857-1858
This famous portrait of John D. Rockefeller at age 18 is the earliest known photograph of the greatest titan of American business and industry.
“we Jews are not a chosen people, but one that has been strained and steeled by millennia of pressure”(EINSTEIN, ALBERT.) Suse Byk
Photograph inscribed and signed by Albert Einstein. [Berlin], 1927
Albert Einstein on the Jewish people: “we Jews are not a chosen people, but one that has been strained and steeled by millennia of pressure.” On this dramatic portrait of Einstein at age 48, made at the height of his fame, the scientist writes:
Iconic signed Darwin photograph “I like this photograph much better than any other which has been taken of me.”(DARWIN, CHARLES.) CAMERON, JULIA MARGARET
Portrait of Charles Darwin, signed by Darwin and by Cameron. Cameron, 
THE ICONIC PORTRAIT OF CHARLES DARWIN, boldly signed by Charles Darwin and by Julia Margaret Cameron.
Ulysses S. Grant. Washington, 1865
Albumen print (6 1⁄2 x 4 1⁄4 in.), cabinet card mount. Some minor wear to bottom edge. Fine condition. .
(BRADY, MATHEW Studio) Seward, Chase, Fessenden, and Stanton
Collection of Photographs of Abraham Lincoln’s Cabinet: a “Team of Rivals”. New York and Washington: Brady Studio, c. 1860
This is a splendid collection of Brady Imperial portraits of Lincoln’s most important cabinet members, the famed “Team of Rivals.”
Four photographs as a collection: $45,000
BEECHER FAMILY ,portraits
Magnificent Beecher Family Photograph Collection. Various places, 1850s-1880sThis collection comprises an important ambrotype group portrait of the family by Brady Studios, a fine Brady salt print portrait of Lyman Beecher, a hand-colored photograph of Mrs. Henry Ward Beecher as a young lady, and a signed cabinet card photograph of Harriet Beecher Stowe.
The collection: $42,000
CURTIS, EDWARD S
Dog Woman – Cheyenne (plate no. 668, Vol. 19). Curtis, c. 1930
This stunning glass photograph, Dog Woman – Cheyenne (plate no. 668), was prepared for the printing of Curtis’s The North American Indian. The glass interpositive is a rare survival used for publication of Curtis’s monumental work.
A superb set of monumental early photographs of Italy by Fratelli Alinari of Florence, the world's oldest photography firm.(ITALY) Alinari, Fratelli
A Superb Collection of Photographs of Italy. Italy: Alinari, 1867
Magnificent photographs from masters of the genre. Fratelli Alinari, founded in Florence in 1852, is the world’s oldest photography firm. The three Alinari brothers pioneered the use of the camera for reproducing artwork and architecture from the great Italian galleries for public consumption. They are also known for their advocacy of the photographic portrait and for their photographs of Italian buildings and monuments.