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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

  • (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.) Alexander Hesler

    Abraham Lincoln. Springfield, June 3, 1860 [printed in 1890s]

    Lincoln sat for this iconic portrait at the old Capitol Building in Springfield, Illinois, just two weeks after he received the Republican nomination for President. On June 3, 1860 Alexander Hesler came to Springfield from Chicago and made a series of four photographs, of which this is the most famous.

    $12,500

  • 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.

    $12,000

  • (TWAIN, MARK, ANDREW CARNEGIE, THOMAS EDISON, et al.)

    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

  • (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.

    $11,000

  • SOULE, WILL

    Stumbling Bear, Kiowa Chief. Fort Sill, Indian Territory, c. 1869-74

    Photographer Will Soule arrived at Fort Sill in Indian Territory in late 1869 or early 1870. Fort Sill was then a military headquarters and agency for several Indian tribes, including the Kiowa.  Before returning to Boston in 1874, Soule made an important series of Native American portraits, including this charismatic image of Chief Stumbling Bear.

    $9,500

  • (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

  • (LIVERMORE, MARY.) Sumner Heald.

    Mary Livermore. Boston, 1872-1874

    Mary Livermore (1820-1905) is one of the great figures of nineteenth-century American reform.

    $4,500

  • (ROOSEVELT, FRANKLIN D.) CLARK ,EDWARD

    FDR Funeral 1945. [Published in LIFE], taken in 1945, printed later

    Signed and inscribed by the photographer: “FDR Funeral 1945, Edward Clark, Life.” Famed Life photographer Edward Clark took this celebrated picture in 1945 at the funeral of Franklin D. Roosevelt in Atlanta.

    $4,200