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  • (APOLLO 11.) ARMSTRONG, NEIL and BUZZ ALDRIN

    Armstrong and Aldrin raising the U.S. flag on the Moon’s surface. NASA, [1969]

    Signed by Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, the first two men on the Moon. This image was taken by the Maurer Data Acquisition Camera (DAC, pronounced “dak”). The DAC made films through the Lunar Module Pilot’s window during the approach and landing of the LM and took stop motion photographs during the EVA at the rate of one frame per second.

    $32,000

  • STEICHEN, EDWARD

    The Matriarch. New York, [1935, printed ca. 1960s]

    Steichen made this celebrated photograph for a fundraising campaign for the Federation of Jewish Philanthropies during the first dark days of Nazi Germany.

    $25,000

  • (STOWE, HARRIET BEECHER.) John A. Whipple

    Harriet Beecher Stowe. Boston, 1853

    This is a fine salt print portrait of Harriet Beecher Stowe by John A. Whipple, a leading early American portrait photographer.

    $25,000

  • Cameron, Julia Margaret

    George Frederic Watts. Cameron, October 1865

    This splendid portrait is inscribed and signed on the mount by Cameron: “G.F. Watts From Life not enlarged Julia Margaret Cameron.”

    $22,000

  • (CIVIL WAR)

    Civil War carte-de-visite album featuring many signed CDVs. Mathew Brady and others, 1860s

    This important Civil War album includes carte-de-visite photographs signed by the following Civil War notables: Winfield Scott (signed on verso), Joseph Hooker, George McClellan, Fitz John Porter, Louis Philippe, comte de Paris, Robert d’Orleans, Duke of Chartres, Robert Anderson, William Seward, Gideon Welles, Simon Cameron, Montgomery Blair.

    $18,500

  • SLAVERY ,AMERICAN

    Important Pair of Daguerreotypes: Black Caregiver with White Baby and the Child’s Parents. Talbot County, Maryland or Texas, c. 1853

    This striking pair of daguerreotypes evokes the complex relationships between enslaved people and their enslavers in the American South, especially between white families and the trusted women who cared for their children.

    the pair: $18,500

  • CLEMENS, SAMUEL L

    Autograph note signed to Robert Watt with original albumen print photograph. No place, July 16, 1874

    Mark Twain the humorist. Samuel Clemens sent this delightful humorous note with the accompanying half- length standing portrait of the debonair author.

    $18,000

  • 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

  • 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