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Lot 1: BRADFORD, WILLIAM (1823-1892) A gathering of 3 leaves, each with mounted albumen prints from Bradford'sPlatinum House
October 4, 2012
New York, NY, USALive Auction
BRADFORD, WILLIAM (1823-1892)
A gathering of 3 leaves, each with mounted albumen prints from Bradford's photographically-illustrated book,"The Arctic Regions." With a total of 10 dramatic photographs, comprising 5 of the icy landscape and their ship "The Panther," 4 of native peoples, and one of a polar bear. Albumen prints, each approximately 5 1/4x7 3/4 inches (13.3x19.7 cm.), and smaller, each is affixed to the original page. 1873
No. 12. "Esquimaux Toupek, or skin tent, used for camping out when masking their journeys along the coast." * No. 13. "Group of Esquimaux women and children." * No. 13A. "Concordia, one of the dancers, and also one of the aristocracy of Kraksimut." * No. 82. "Nearer view of the Polar bear." * No. 84. "After the hunt." * No. 85. "Moored alongside the Hummock Ice, near a grounded berg, taking in fresh water." * No. 96. "Where we patiently waited and quietly hoped for the ice to open." * No. 97. "Hard at work under a full head of steam, trying to escape being nipped. 12th of August." * No. 99. "The Panther fast in the field-ice in Melville Bay, August 14; as far as the eye could see it was a vast unbroken sea of ice." * No. 100. "Beset on all sides, the 'Panther' remained in this situation for three days."