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    African American Slave Nursemaid with White Family. No place, 1860s

    This wonderful quarter plate tintype shows a white couple with a young black slave nursemaid holding their infant. The prosperous-looking white couple is oblivious to the defiant look on the face of the slave who tends to their baby. The white woman leans sharply toward her husband and away from her slave and the child she holds.

    $5,500

  • (BALDWIN, JAMES.) Barboza, Anthony

    James Baldwin. New York, 1975

    This powerful portrait captures the pensive nature of the famous writer and civil rights activist James  Baldwin.

    $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

  • SHERMAN, JOHN

    Photograph signed. Photographer unidentified, c. 1870s

    Sherman is most famous for the Sherman Antitrust Act of 1890, the first major federal action to curb the power of the great monopolies.

    $2,800

  • (MONROE, MARILYN). Clark, Ed

    Portrait of Marilyn Monroe.. Ed Clark, 1950

    Hollywood icon Marilyn Monroe at the beginning of her career. Signed by the photographer in silver ink.

    $2,800

  • (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.

    $2,800

  • (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 #1 hip hop song of all time.

    $2,800

  • (MADONNA.) Eric Kroll

    Madonna backstage at the Danceteria. New York: Eric Kroll, 1982

    Signed and numbered 3/10 and with Kroll’s inkstamp dated 1982.

    This photograph shows Madonna backstage at the legendary Danceteria in New York in 1982, at the dawn of her career

    $2,500

  • (KENNEDY, JOHN F.) Clark, Edward

    Senator John Kennedy with his baby daughter Caroline. Georgetown, 1958

    Signed and inscribed by Edward Clark. Clark was one of the leading American magazine photographers of the twentieth century.

    $2,500

  • (WASHINGTON ,GEORGE AND MARTHA.)

    Portrait Miniature of George and Martha Washington. American, 19th century

    $2,200