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  • (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

  • (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

  • (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

  • (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

  • (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

  • (Burroughs, John)

    splendid large portrait of John Burroughs. Photographic Portrait by Pach Brothers., 1890s

    John Burroughs (1837-1921) was, after Henry David Thoreau, the greatest American nature essayist. He played an important role in the development of he American conservation movement. Burroughs is also remembered for his close friendship with Walt Whitman, whom he resembled in old age.

    $3,800

  • (RICHARDSON ,BENJAMIN.) Oscar Mason, photographer

    Fabulous Albumen Photograph depicting Richardson and his great-grandson as they appeared in the Statue of Liberty Parade in New York. New York: Benjamin Richardson, c. 1886

    Benjamin Richardson, the great collector of patriotic Americana, owned and rode in George Washington’s carriage in the Statue of Liberty dedication paradise in New York in 1886.

    $3,500

  • (Kahlo, Frida and Rivera, Diego.) Sternberger, Marcel

    Portrait of Artists Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera. Mexico City, 1952, printed 2017

    $3,500