Lot 300: (AMERICANA) Group of 45 rare tintypes, most of of which are cased, comprising special occupationals, unusual studies of animals, milita
October 25, 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Group of 45 rare tintypes, most of of which are cased, comprising special occupationals, unusual studies of animals, military images, bicycling enthusiasts, entrepreneurs, artists, and more.
With 6 half-plates (including snipers [wallpaper hangers] posing in front of a long fence with theatrical broadsides, and Union officers posing in front of their tent); 9 quarter-plates (including a miner with a pickaxe, a figure posing as Uncle Sam, and a musician with his trombone); 28 sixth-plates (including firemen, a barber, a man and his rooster, an African American gentleman, and carpenters); and 2 ninth-plates (including an owl perched on a chair); most are in leather or Union cases. 1860s-90s
WITH--Group of more than 20 ambrotypes featuring landscapes, portraits, and curious hobbyists. Comprising a whole-plate of Niagara Falls; 3 half-plates, including a pair of variant images depicting a tropical setting; 6 quarter-plates, including a military figure and his trombone (with a note from his beloved, Addie); 10 sixth-plates (with a woman posing in front of her shop and a young man attacking his paramour with a sword); and 3 ninth-plates, including a rabbit on a table; most are housed in full or half leather cases, 2 in Union cases. 1850s-60s.
From the Collection of Harry Amdur.
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