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Lot 1: BRADFORD, WILLIAM (1823-1892) A gathering of 3 leaves, each with mounted albumen prints from Bradford's


Platinum House

by Swann Auction Galleries

October 4, 2012

New York, NY, USA

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Description: 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

Notes: 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."

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