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  • (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

    $3,800

  • (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

  • (EINSTEIN, ALBERT.) Merl LaVoy

    Photograph of Einstein holding a home movie camera, pointing it at man operating a movie camera. [possibly Los Angeles], [c. 1931]

    This photograph shows Einstein turning a Cine-Kodak home movie camera, the first 16mm camera, on a man operating a large movie camera.

    The photograph bears the stamp of noted documentary filmmaker Merl LaVoy. LaVoy was famous for his globe-trotting filmmaking for Pathé News. Einstein stands with his second wife Elsa. Einstein is known to have met LaVoy on several occasions including his 1931 stay in California.

    $3,500

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

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

    $3,500

  • (Freud, Sigmund.) Sternberger, Marcel

    Portrait of Sigmund Freud. London, 1938, printed 2017

    Freud, in his final year, is shown seated at his desk in Mansfield Gardens, with his famous devotional statues.

    $2500 unframed; framed: $3,000

  • (Einstein, Albert and Ilse Sternberger.) Sternberger, Marcel

    Portrait of Albert Einstein and Ilse Sternberger. Princeton, New Jersey, 1950, printed 2017

    This photograph shows a reunion of friends. The Sternbergers and Einstein had known one another in Europe and met again in Princeton. Ilse was Sternberger’s wife, collaborator, and perennial foil. She was a constant source of warmth during sometimes-contentious sittings. She also helped document their life, publishing several articles on Sternberger’s work and their sessions with famous sitters after his death.

    $2500 unframed; framed: $3,000

  • (Nehru, Jawaharlal.) Sternberger, Marcel

    Portrait of Indian Prime Ministers Jawaharlal Nehru and Indira Gandhi. New York, 1949, printed 2017.

    $2500 unframed; framed: $3,000

  • (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

  • 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