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Auction Description for Swann: FINE PHOTOGRAPHS & THE LIBRARY OF BILL DIODATO
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Exhibition & Sale Schedule: Sale 2340 - Fine Photographs & The Library of Bill Diodato: Photographs * Photobooks - begins at 1:00pm in New York on Thursday, February 27. All material in Sale 2340 on display at our premises in New York City, 104 East 25th Street, as follows: Sat, Feb 22: Noon to 5pm - Mon, Feb 24: 10am to 6pm - Tues, Feb 25: 10am to 6pm - Wed, Feb 26: 10am to 6pm - Thurs, Feb 27: 10am to Noon.

FINE PHOTOGRAPHS & THE LIBRARY OF BILL DIODATO

by Swann Auction Galleries

Platinum House

269 lots with images

February 27, 2014

Live Auction

104 East 25th Street

New York, NY, 10010 USA

Phone: 212.254.4710

Fax: 212 979 1017

Email: swann@swanngalleries.com

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BEATO, FELICE (1832-1909) Select group of 21 artful photographs of Japan,

Lot 1: BEATO, FELICE (1832-1909) Select group of 21 artful photographs of Japan,

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Description: BEATO, FELICE (1832-1909) Select group of 21 artful photographs of Japan, 18 of which are hand-colored, depicting primarily scenes describing the clothing, customs, scenery, and occupations of the subjects, but also includes one mount with three execution-related images. Albumen prints (21), 18 hand-colored and includes one photographic image of a drawing (also hand-colored) and two landscapes which are not hand-colored, sizes ranging from approximately 2 1/8x3 to 9x11 3/8 inches (5.4x7.6 to 22.9x28.9 cm.), and the reverse, 3 with a small caption label on mount recto, and all but one with an original caption label mounted verso. Circa 1868

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BEATO, FELICE (1832-1909) Group of 6 choice photographs of the Indian Rebellion, including a 2-part panorama entitled

Lot 2: BEATO, FELICE (1832-1909) Group of 6 choice photographs of the Indian Rebellion, including a 2-part panorama entitled "Main

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Description: BEATO, FELICE (1832-1909) Group of 6 choice photographs of the Indian Rebellion, including a 2-part panorama entitled "Main Breach and Cashmere [sic] Gate and Bastion" and single prints entitled The Mess House 32nd Regiment * Stables, Delhi Battery * Observatory Battery * Wheeler at Cawnpore. Albumen prints, the overall size of the 2-part panorama is 9 3/4x23 3/4 inches (24.8x57.8 cm.), with a caption, in ink, on mount recto; the single prints measure approximately 10x11 3/4 inches (25.4x29.8 cm.), the Mess House is mounted with a caption, in ink, on mount recto. 1857-1858

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FRITH, FRANCIS. Sinai and Palestine, Photographed by Francis Frith.

Lot 3: FRITH, FRANCIS. Sinai and Palestine, Photographed by Francis Frith.

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Description: FRITH, FRANCIS. Sinai and Palestine, Photographed by Francis Frith. With 37 (of 37) handsome prints, including images of Gaza, Jerusalem, Damascus, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, and Hebron, accompanied by Frith's compelling text. Albumen prints, each approximately 6 1/2x9 inches (16.5x22.9 cm.) and the reverse, most with Frith's signature and a numeric notation in the negative, and with a printed title on mount recto. Folio, rebound in green cloth; scattered foxing; tissue guards renewed. first edition./span London: William Mackenzie, Nd [circa 1862]

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FRITH, FRANCIS (1822-1898) Album titled

Lot 4: FRITH, FRANCIS (1822-1898) Album titled "Cairo, Sinai, Jerusalem, And The Pyramids of Egypt: A Series of 60 Photographic Views."

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Description: FRITH, FRANCIS (1822-1898) Album titled "Cairo, Sinai, Jerusalem, And The Pyramids of Egypt: A Series of 60 Photographic Views." With descriptions by Mrs. Poole and Reginald Stuart Poole, Volume III. With 60 rich and compelling images, including Jerusalem, the Pyramids, tombs, mosques, streets, convents, landscapes, and ancient ruins. Albumen prints, each approximately 6 1/4x8 or 9 inches (15.9x20.3 or 22.9 cm.), and the reverse, each with Frith's signature and the plate number, in the negative, and with his letterpress credit, caption, and date, on mount recto. Folio, gilt-lettered green leather; scattered foxing; all edges gilt. 1857

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HAMMERSCHMIDT, WILHELM (active 1850s-1869) Album titled

Lot 5: HAMMERSCHMIDT, WILHELM (active 1850s-1869) Album titled "Egypt," with 38 rare photographs, including handsome scenes of the pyramids,

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Description: HAMMERSCHMIDT, WILHELM (active 1850s-1869) Album titled "Egypt," with 38 rare photographs, including handsome scenes of the pyramids, mosques, temples, and locals, views of Cairo, as well as portraits of Ismail Pasha Khedive of Egypt, Mons. de Lesseps, and 2 group portraits of British nationals. Albumen prints, sizes ranging from 10 1/8x8 1/2 to 12 1/4x9 1/2 inches (25.7x21.6 to 31.1x24.1 cm.), and the reverse (one much smaller), mounted recto only; 29 with Hammerschmidt's signature and plate number in the negative, and all but one of those also with a typed caption label adhered in the lower corner of the image (an additional image with an alternate label); the portraits with a mounted caption slip with the sitters' names and the dates, in ink, and the group portraits with the sitters' names, in ink, on the mount; the smallest image with a caption, in ink. Folio, red gilt-lettered morocco, lightly worn; bookplate on the front pastedown; all edges gilt. 1853-1860

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(CASED IMAGES) Lightly hand-colored half-plate daguerreotype of a young gentleman-hunter

Lot 6: (CASED IMAGES) Lightly hand-colored half-plate daguerreotype of a young gentleman-hunter

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Description: (CASED IMAGES) Lightly hand-colored half-plate daguerreotype of a young gentleman-hunter clutching a gun; in a leather case. 1850s

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TALBOT, WILLIAM HENRY FOX (1800-1877) Select group of 13 scarce plates from

Lot 7: TALBOT, WILLIAM HENRY FOX (1800-1877) Select group of 13 scarce plates from "The Pencil of Nature."

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Description: TALBOT, WILLIAM HENRY FOX (1800-1877) Select group of 13 scarce plates from "The Pencil of Nature." Salted paper prints from calotype negatives, sizes ranging from approximately 5x5 3/4 to 8 3/4x7 1/4 inches (12.7x14.6 to 22.2x18.4 cm.), and the reverse, 8 on the original mounts (with the thin border and plate numbers); 5 unmounted. 1844-1846

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(INDUSTRIAL) Album entitled

Lot 8: (INDUSTRIAL) Album entitled "Photographic Views of Lynn, Massachusetts, With Historical

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Description: (INDUSTRIAL) Album entitled "Photographic Views of Lynn, Massachusetts, With Historical Sketches from 1629-1879," containing 34 photographs and many period, composite advertisements for local companies, some of which are in color. Photographed by C. E. Cook and published by Josiah W. Heal. The photographs depict street scenes throughout Lynn's commercial downtown district, including Mrs. Lydia E. Pinkham's Residence and Laboratory, a FOR SALE advertisement, the Lynn Hotel, a bustling Union Street, the P.P. Tapley & Co. Building ("Manufacturers of Kid, Goat, and Morocco of all kinds"), market square, Baltimore St., the unusual architecture of the Bay State Wheel Company, Allen's Boarding House, in addition to "Lovers Leap" and an historic monument. Albumen prints, 4 1/2x6 1/2 inches (11.4x16.5 cm.), each with a printed caption, includes 2 broadsides. Oblong gilt-lettered 4to, cloth, worn; a few leaves are detached. 1879-1880

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GARDNER, ALEXANDER (1821-1882)

Lot 9: GARDNER, ALEXANDER (1821-1882) "Thus It Be Ever With Assassins," the hanging of the Lincoln conspirators, July 7, 1865.

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Description: GARDNER, ALEXANDER (1821-1882) "Thus It Be Ever With Assassins," the hanging of the Lincoln conspirators, July 7, 1865. Albumen print, 6 1/4x8 5/8 inches (15.9x21.9 cm.). 1865

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(MARYLAND STEEL WORKS) An album entitled

Lot 10: (MARYLAND STEEL WORKS) An album entitled "A Trip Through the Maryland Steel Company's Works," from Sparrow's Point, Maryland.

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Description: (MARYLAND STEEL WORKS) An album entitled "A Trip Through the Maryland Steel Company's Works," from Sparrow's Point, Maryland. With 38 photographs, primarily of industrial settings, such as furnaces, engine rooms, shops, boats, saw mills, foundrys, and the shipping department, but also including the surrounding town's streets, churches, and homes. Albumen prints, each approximately 5 1/2x7 3/4 inches (14x19.7 cm.) and the reverse, mounted recto only, with the exception of the first plate which is on the reverse of the title page; each with a printed caption on mount recto, and with various industrual company advertisements printed on mount verso, the last with a description of Sparrow's Point printed on mount verso. Oblong folio, gilt-lettered leather, backstrip perished and separated from text block, worn and inexpertly mended; all edges gilt. 1892

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(CANADA AND THE UNITED STATES) Album titled

Lot 11: (CANADA AND THE UNITED STATES) Album titled "Canada and Etats Unis,"

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Description: (CANADA AND THE UNITED STATES) Album titled "Canada and Etats Unis," comprising 77 photographs of scenic views of Quebec, Winnipeg, Niagara Falls, Washington, DC, and other North American cities as well as multiple, rare portraits of native figures by Boorn and May. Albumen prints, each approximately 6 3/4x9 3/4 or 4x5 3/4 inches (17.2x24.8 or 10.2x14.6 cm.) and the reverse, most mounted recto only, each with a penciled or printed caption identifying the location on mount or print recto. Oblong folio, back cover perished and backstrip separated from text block, cover worn. 1880s

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(SOUTHEAST ASIA) Album containing 53 prints,

Lot 12: (SOUTHEAST ASIA) Album containing 53 prints,

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Description: (SOUTHEAST ASIA) Album containing 53 prints, including a 3-part panorama and depictions of the colonial heritage of the Straits Settlements, including Singapore, Penang, and Ceylon as well as India. With full-length studies, group portraits, and views of colonial areas in Southeast Aisa by Samuel Bourne and Bourne & Shephed, Skeen & Co., Apothecaries Photographers-Colombo, Scowen & Co., Zangaki, and others. Albumen prints, most approximately 8 1/2x11 or 5 1/4x3 3/4 inches (21.6x27.9 or 13.3x9.5 cm.), and the reverse, mounted recto/verso on card leaves and titled in ink below. Oblong 4to, worn leather binding. 1870s-1880s

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DIEULEFILS, PIERRE (1862-1937) Group of 14 scarce photographs of

Lot 13: DIEULEFILS, PIERRE (1862-1937) Group of 14 scarce photographs of "Indochine," all occupational portraits,

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Description: DIEULEFILS, PIERRE (1862-1937) Group of 14 scarce photographs of "Indochine," all occupational portraits, including fishermen in rivers, travellers posing with their bags, soldiers, and picturesque groups of entertainers. Albumen prints, 13 measuring approximately 9x6 3/4 inches (22.9x17.1 cm.), and the reverse, one is vignetted, each are mounted to card with a printed decorative border (half with an additional modern support mount), and with a caption and numeric notation in the negative, and all but one with the title also on a printed label on mount recto; one unmounted print measuring 8 1/8x10 1/2 inches (20.6x26.7 cm.), with a title, in pencil, in an unknown hand, on verso. Circa 1890

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(SINGAPORE) An outstanding 360º panorama of Singapore composed of

Lot 14: (SINGAPORE) An outstanding 360º panorama of Singapore composed of

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Description: (SINGAPORE) An outstanding 360º panorama of Singapore composed of 11 photographs. Unmounted sepia-toned silver prints, overall size 8 1/2x102 inches (21.6x259.1 cm.), joined together and depicting the harbor, Cavenagh Bridge (built in 1868), and the city. 1908

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GENTHE, ARNOLD (1869-1942)

Lot 15: GENTHE, ARNOLD (1869-1942) "Chinese New Year, Old Chinatown, San Francisco."

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Description: GENTHE, ARNOLD (1869-1942) "Chinese New Year, Old Chinatown, San Francisco." Silver print, 8 7/8x7 inches (22.5x17.8 cm.), with notations, in pencil, in an unknown hand, on verso. Circa 1900

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(CALIFORNIA--FOLSOM PRISON ALBUM) Crime album containing 756 photographs of male inmates at the Folsom Penitentiary.

Lot 16: (CALIFORNIA--FOLSOM PRISON ALBUM) Crime album containing 756 photographs of male inmates at the Folsom Penitentiary.

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Description: (CALIFORNIA--FOLSOM PRISON ALBUM) Crime album containing 756 photographs of male inmates at the Folsom Penitentiary. With 63 pages amd 12 photographs mounted recto/verso, including handwritten information detailing the crime, priors, and proposed release dates. Many are annotated in red ink, "Died; Executed; Committed suicide;" and among the criminals is someone named George W. Bush. Accompanying the album are three thick binders with historical accounts about 637 of the inmates, with copies of period newspaper clippings describing their crimes. Folio-size morroco, rebound, with the original gilt decorative border affixed to the front cover. 1896-1899

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ARNOLD, CHARLES D. (1844-1927) An oversized album containing 37 remarkable photographs, comprising lyrical scenes of

Lot 17: ARNOLD, CHARLES D. (1844-1927) An oversized album containing 37 remarkable photographs, comprising lyrical scenes of

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Description: ARNOLD, CHARLES D. (1844-1927) An oversized album containing 37 remarkable photographs, comprising lyrical scenes of late 19th-century Chicago, which is depicted as largely pastoral, and breathtaking proto-modernist views of the construction of the Columbia Exposition, including 8 oversized panoramas and 4 mammoth-plates. Platinum prints (24), sizes ranging from 5x6 1/2 to 8 3/4x21 inches (14x16.5 to 21.6x53.3 cm.) to 17x20 3/4 inches (43.2x52.7 cm.), and printing out paper prints 5x20 3/4 and 7x8 1/2 inches (13x52.7 and 17.8x21.6 cm.); the former with Arnold's captions, inventory numbers and dates in the negative and the latter with his credit. Elephant folio, cloth, soiled and worn; contents tight. 1891-92

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BENTLEY, WILSON A. (1865-1931) A suite of 4 photographs, comprising 2 frost studies and 2 early snow crystals.

Lot 18: BENTLEY, WILSON A. (1865-1931) A suite of 4 photographs, comprising 2 frost studies and 2 early snow crystals.

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Description: BENTLEY, WILSON A. (1865-1931) A suite of 4 photographs, comprising 2 frost studies and 2 early snow crystals. Gold-chloride toned photomicrographs from glass plate negatives, the frost studies each 4x3 inches (10.2x7.6 cm.) and the snow cyrstals with a sheet size of 3 1/2x3 inches (8.9x7.6 cm.). Circa 1903-1910

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(CYANOTYPES) Album with more than 75 poetic, seasonal photographs of Boston,

Lot 19: (CYANOTYPES) Album with more than 75 poetic, seasonal photographs of Boston,

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Description: (CYANOTYPES) Album with more than 75 poetic, seasonal photographs of Boston, with an emphasis on the city's extensive park system, including Marine Park, Olmsted Park, and Franklin Park, as well as the growing metropolis' crowded thoroughfares, Commonwealth Avenue, emerging suburbs (Roxbury), poetic twilight scenes, and more. Cyanotypes, 7 1/49 1/4 inches (18.4x23.5 cm.), mounted recto/vero, with a handwritten caption and date below the image. Oblong 4to, leatherettte, backstrip perished, worn and disbound; many leaves are detached. Circa 1900

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(CYANOTYPES) Group of more than 60 tableaux and close-ups of industrial machinery parts by an

Lot 20: (CYANOTYPES) Group of more than 60 tableaux and close-ups of industrial machinery parts by an

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Description: (CYANOTYPES) Group of more than 60 tableaux and close-ups of industrial machinery parts by an unidentified commercial photographer. Cyanotypes, image size 6x7 3/4 inches (15.2x18.4 cm.), on sheets measuring 8 1/2x11 inches (11.6x27.9 cm.), with numeric notations, in pencil, on verso, and a two-hole punch in the left margin. Circa 1910

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BEALS, ALFRED TENNYSON (active 1900-1920s) Group of 22 historic and rare photographs of immigrant life in New York City, with bustling

Lot 21: BEALS, ALFRED TENNYSON (active 1900-1920s) Group of 22 historic and rare photographs of immigrant life in New York City, with bustling

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Description: BEALS, ALFRED TENNYSON (active 1900-1920s) Group of 22 historic and rare photographs of immigrant life in New York City, with bustling scenes of street activity on the Lower East Side, including a block with Italian merchants, plus young men studying to become American citizens, students in classrooms and others playing musical instruments, well-dressed men holding their diplomas before an American flag, children dressed as nurses and acting in Christmas pageants, and more; with triplicates of 2 images. Silver prints,7 1/2x9 1/4 inches (19.1x23.5 cm.), with Beals' hand stamp and numeric notations on verso. 1910s-1920s

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CURTIS, EDWARD S. (1868-1952)

Lot 22: CURTIS, EDWARD S. (1868-1952) "The Vanishing Race."

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Description: CURTIS, EDWARD S. (1868-1952) "The Vanishing Race." Platinum print, 15 1/4x19 3/4 inches (38.7x50.2 cm.), flush mounted, with Curtis' signature, in ink, on recto. 1904

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CURTIS, EDWARD S. (1868-1952)

Lot 23: CURTIS, EDWARD S. (1868-1952) "At the Old Well of Acoma."

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Description: CURTIS, EDWARD S. (1868-1952) "At the Old Well of Acoma." Platinum print, 5 3/4x7 3/4 inches (14.6x19.7 cm.), triple mounted, with Curtis' signature, in ink, and his debossed copyright hand stamp on print recto, and with an inventory number in the negative. 1904

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GILPIN, LAURA (1891-1979) Cliff Dwelling of Betatakin, Navajo National Monument, Arizona.

Lot 24: GILPIN, LAURA (1891-1979) Cliff Dwelling of Betatakin, Navajo National Monument, Arizona.

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Description: GILPIN, LAURA (1891-1979) Cliff Dwelling of Betatakin, Navajo National Monument, Arizona. Platinum print, 9 1/2x7 1/2 inches (24.1x19.1 cm.), with Gilpin's signature, in pencil, on recto. 1930

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(O.C. CONKLING, PHOTOGRAPHER) Album produced and compiled by O. C. Conkling, St. Louis, Missouri, with 9 remarkable photographs of the

Lot 25: (O.C. CONKLING, PHOTOGRAPHER) Album produced and compiled by O. C. Conkling, St. Louis, Missouri, with 9 remarkable photographs of the

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Description: (O.C. CONKLING, PHOTOGRAPHER) Album produced and compiled by O. C. Conkling, St. Louis, Missouri, with 9 remarkable photographs of the exterior and interior of his photography studio and building. The photographs depict a meticulous setting, with a beautifully-appointed waiting room containing Arts and Crafts furniture, stunning figurative tile work and lovely portraits lining the walls; a simple ante room; a studio with a large-format view camera, fireplace and skylight, and children's toy horses carefully composed in the frame; prints on their drying racks with women working at tables; and the photographs being printed outdoors on the roof deck. Silver prints, 7 1/2x9 1/4 inches (19.1x23.5 cm.), on sheets measuring 9 3/4x12 inches (24.8x30.5 cm.), with Conkling's embossed hand stamp on recto. Oblong 4to, gray stiff wrappers, with Conkling's calligraphic signature, logo, and address, in white ink, on recto. Circa 1910

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(GLOBE SHOE COMPANY) Album with 45 photographs depicting activities at a footwear manufacturing firm.

Lot 26: (GLOBE SHOE COMPANY) Album with 45 photographs depicting activities at a footwear manufacturing firm.

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Description: (GLOBE SHOE COMPANY) Album with 45 photographs depicting activities at a footwear manufacturing firm. The photographs respectfully present a product that relied on both artisanal and industrial skills and depict immigrant workers and behind-the-scenes views of the secretarial pool, executive offices, and maintenance operations. The prints focus on the labor pool and depict banks of men and women at sewing machines, men at work benches upon which are uncut strips of leather, and others in suits and ties before baskets of shoe leather and soles, as well as women posing with rows of shoes on standing shelving units, and boxed pairs of shoe ready to be shipped. Silver prints, 5 1/2x7 3/4 inches (14x19.7 cm.), mounted on recto. Oblong 4to, leatherette, gouge on front cover (at bottom edge) and lower edge of mounts (not affecting photographs). Circa 1910

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ABBOTT, BERENICE (1898-1991) Portfolio titled

Lot 27: ABBOTT, BERENICE (1898-1991) Portfolio titled "Berenice Abbott, Portraits in Palladium, Paris--New York, 1926-1929."

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Description: ABBOTT, BERENICE (1898-1991) Portfolio titled "Berenice Abbott, Portraits in Palladium, Paris--New York, 1926-1929." With 11 photographs of luminaries Abbott photographed early in her long career. Hand-coated palladium prints on Strathmore Bristol paper, sizes ranging from 2 1/2x3 1/2 to 4 1/2x3 1/2 inches (6.4x8.9 to 11.4x8.9 cm.) and the reverse, each with BA embossed on recto; each cornered into a mat also with BA embossed on the overmat and the portfolio stamp on the undermat verso. 4to-sized clamshell box with a gilt-lettered leather spine; with the colophon; contents loose as issued. one of an edition of 29, signed by abbott on the colophon./span Commerce Graphis/Lunn Ltd., 1989

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KERTÉSZ, ANDRÉ (1894-1985) Paris rooftops.

Lot 28: KERTÉSZ, ANDRÉ (1894-1985) Paris rooftops.

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Description: KERTÉSZ, ANDRÉ (1894-1985) Paris rooftops. Silver print, 8x9 1/4 inches (20.32x23.5 cm.), with Kertész's handstamp, a partial title, and measurements, in pencil, in an unknown hand, and Kertesz's handwritten title and date, in pencil, on verso. 1927; printed 1930s-1950s

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MAN RAY (1890-1976)

Lot 30: MAN RAY (1890-1976) "Lampshade."

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Description: MAN RAY (1890-1976) "Lampshade." Real photo postcard [carte-postale], overall dimensions 5 1/4x3 1/2 inches (13.3x8.9 cm.), with Man Ray's credit, the title, and copyright S©A, printed on recto and Société Anonyme, Inc., 19 East 47th Street, N.Y. printed on verso. 1920

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KERTÉSZ, ANDRÉ (1894-1985) Studio still life.

Lot 31: KERTÉSZ, ANDRÉ (1894-1985) Studio still life.

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Description: KERTÉSZ, ANDRÉ (1894-1985) Studio still life. Silver print, 9 5/8x7 3/8 inches (24.4x18.7 cm.), with Kertész's signature and date, in pencil, on verso. 1926; printed 1960s

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KERTÉSZ, ANDRÉ (1894-1985)

Lot 32: KERTÉSZ, ANDRÉ (1894-1985) "Boksai Ter, Hungary."

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Description: KERTÉSZ, ANDRÉ (1894-1985) "Boksai Ter, Hungary." Silver print, 7 3/8x9 5/8 inches (18.7x24.4 cm.), with Kertész's signature, in pencil, on verso. 1914; printed 1970s

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BRAVO, MANUEL ALVAREZ (1902-2002)

Lot 33: BRAVO, MANUEL ALVAREZ (1902-2002) "Figuras en el Castillo [figures in the castle]."

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Description: BRAVO, MANUEL ALVAREZ (1902-2002) "Figuras en el Castillo [figures in the castle]." Silver print, 9 1/2x7 inches (24.1x17.8 cm.), with Bravo's initials, in pencil, on verso. 1920s; printed 1990s

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(CALFORNIA -- CRIME) Album containing 966 mug shots of male criminals in Folsom Prison during the height of the Depression.

Lot 34: (CALFORNIA -- CRIME) Album containing 966 mug shots of male criminals in Folsom Prison during the height of the Depression.

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Description: (CALFORNIA -- CRIME) Album containing 966 mug shots of male criminals in Folsom Prison during the height of the Depression. Most of the criminals were guilty of economically-based crimes -- larceny, buglary, robbery, and passing fictitious checks; pimps, arsonists and murderers also make occasional appearances. Silver prints, 2 3/4x2 1/4 inches (7x5.7 cm.), each with handwritten notations regarding the subject's name, background, age, physical characteristics, occupation, nativity, the nature of his crime, and length of sentence. Thick folio, cloth. Circa 1930

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KELTY, EDWARD (1888-1967) Suite of 6 remarkable circus photographs by Century Flashlight Photographers,

Lot 35: KELTY, EDWARD (1888-1967) Suite of 6 remarkable circus photographs by Century Flashlight Photographers,

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Description: KELTY, EDWARD (1888-1967) Suite of 6 remarkable circus photographs by Century Flashlight Photographers, Kelty's famous firm, with Buffalo Bill's Wild West show, the Ringling Brothers, and Barnum & Bailey Combined Circus, Vaudeville Minstrels, Kay Bros. Circus, and Hagenbeck-Wallace and Fofeprugh-Sells Bros. Circus. Panoramic silver prints, each approximately 11x19 inches (27.9x48.3 cm.), 5 with the name of the circus, Kelty's credit, the location, and a date, in the negative; 4 with Kelty's hand stamp on verso. 1932-1937

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BOURKE-WHITE, MARGARET (1904-1971) Derrick and smoke.

Lot 36: BOURKE-WHITE, MARGARET (1904-1971) Derrick and smoke.

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Description: BOURKE-WHITE, MARGARET (1904-1971) Derrick and smoke. Silver print, 12x9 1/4 inches (30.5x23.2 cm.), tipped to the original mount measuring 18x13 1/4 inches (45.7x35.2 cm.), with Bourke-White's signature, in pencil, on mount recto. Circa 1936

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BOURKE-WHITE, MARGARET (1904-1971) Generators.

Lot 37: BOURKE-WHITE, MARGARET (1904-1971) Generators.

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Description: BOURKE-WHITE, MARGARET (1904-1971) Generators. Silver print, 13 1/4x9 1/4 inches (33.7x23.5 cm.), affixed to a period mount measuring 21x14 1/2 inches (53.3x36.8 cm.), with Bourke-White's hand stamp on mount verso. Circa 1935

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(INDUSTRIAL) Edison Mazda Company album containing 85 photographs relating to the manufacture of lightbulbs,

Lot 38: (INDUSTRIAL) Edison Mazda Company album containing 85 photographs relating to the manufacture of lightbulbs,

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Description: (INDUSTRIAL) Edison Mazda Company album containing 85 photographs relating to the manufacture of lightbulbs, with scenes of busy laborers and industrial production. The pictures feature unusual close-ups, elegant views of machinery, rows of tubular light bulbs in racks, modernist pictures of heavy machinery (several of which are operated by women), and boxes prepared by male laborers and shipments on conveyor belts. Silver prints, 7 1/2x9 1/2 inches (19.1x24.1 cm.), mounted recto/verso. Tall 4to, cloth, soiled. 1920s

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(GAS STATIONS) Group of 60 photographs of filling stations in Palestine,

Lot 39: (GAS STATIONS) Group of 60 photographs of filling stations in Palestine,

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Description: (GAS STATIONS) Group of 60 photographs of filling stations in Palestine, including pumps, stations, occasional figures, many cars, and the landscape beyond. Each location has been identified and depicts the signage and logos of the company Sonol. Silver prints, 4 3/4x6 3/4 inches (12.1x17.1 cm.), and slightly smaller, 21 with a notation, in white ink, in Hebrew, on recto, and most with a notation, in pencil, in Hebrew or in English, on verso. Circa 1945

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(ENGINEERING/CONSTRUCTON) Album with more than 100 photographs of large-scale construction projects,

Lot 40: (ENGINEERING/CONSTRUCTON) Album with more than 100 photographs of large-scale construction projects,

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Description: (ENGINEERING/CONSTRUCTON) Album with more than 100 photographs of large-scale construction projects, including the Potomac Electric Power Co. Buzzard Point Plant (90 prints) and the Johns-Manville Products Corp. of Virginia (14 prints); with six 2-part panoramas. The pictures feature detailed exterior views of the first surveys of the Potomac site, to the screen wall and intake tunnel, to excavation of coal hndling structures and handling equipment, to the car dump pit, to the green coke bin, rolling kiln, to the completed building, as well as interior scenes of the pressure sterilizers, and the nurses work room; the Manville scenes are largely panoramics. The photographers were the Leet Brothers, who were associated with the Stone & Webster Engineering Corporation. Silver prints, 7 1/2x9 1/2 inches (19.1x24.1 cm.), most with detailed information regarding the name of the site, the activity depicted, location, an inventory number, date, and more in the plate. Oblong 4to, gilt-lettered leatherette with screw binding. 1938-1940

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MORGAN, BARBARA (1900-1992)

Lot 41: MORGAN, BARBARA (1900-1992) "Martha Graham--Ekstasis."

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Description: MORGAN, BARBARA (1900-1992) "Martha Graham--Ekstasis." Silver print, 13 1/2x10 1/2 inches (34.3x26.7 cm.), with Morgan's signature and title, in pencil, on mount recto, and two hand stamps on mount verso. 1935

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EISENSTAEDT, ALFRED (1898-1995)

Lot 42: EISENSTAEDT, ALFRED (1898-1995) "Premiere at La Scala, Milan."

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Description: EISENSTAEDT, ALFRED (1898-1995) "Premiere at La Scala, Milan." Silver print, 9 1/2x7 1/2 inches (24.1x19.1 cm.), with Eisenstaedt's signature, in ink, on recto, and his hand stamp, title, and date on verso. 1934; printed 1970s?

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CARTIER-BRESSON, HENRI (1908-2004)

Lot 43: CARTIER-BRESSON, HENRI (1908-2004) "Madrid, Spain."

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Description: CARTIER-BRESSON, HENRI (1908-2004) "Madrid, Spain." Silver print, 9 1/2x14 1/4 inches (24.1x36.2 cm.), with Cartier-Bresson's signature, in ink, on recto. 1933; printed 1980s

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BING, ILSE (1899-1998)

Lot 44: BING, ILSE (1899-1998) "Scandale" (Paris).

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Description: BING, ILSE (1899-1998) "Scandale" (Paris). Silver print, 10x13 3/8 inches (25.4x34 cm.), with Bing's signature and date, in ink, and her title, in pencil, on mount verso. 1947; printed 1950s

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BING, ILSE (1899-1998)

Lot 45: BING, ILSE (1899-1998) "Snapping my reflection in antique shop window, rue de l'Odéon, Paris."

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Description: BING, ILSE (1899-1998) "Snapping my reflection in antique shop window, rue de l'Odéon, Paris." Silver print, 15 1/2x16 5/8 inches (39.4x42.2 cm.), flush mounted, with Bing's signature and date, in ink, on print recto, and with her signature and date, in ink, and the title, in pencil, on mount verso. 1952

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KERTÉSZ, ANDRÉ (1894-1985)

Lot 46: KERTÉSZ, ANDRÉ (1894-1985) "Melancholic Tulip."

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Description: KERTÉSZ, ANDRÉ (1894-1985) "Melancholic Tulip." Silver print, 9 3/4x7 inches (24.8x17.8 cm.), with Kertész's signature and date, in pencil, on verso. 1939; printed 1970s

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LEVITT, HELEN (1913-2009) Three figures on a stoop, New York City.

Lot 47: LEVITT, HELEN (1913-2009) Three figures on a stoop, New York City.

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Description: LEVITT, HELEN (1913-2009) Three figures on a stoop, New York City. Silver print, 6 1/8x8 1/8 inches (15.6x20.6 cm.), with Levitt's signature, N.Y., and date, in pencil, on mount verso. 1939

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BOUBAT, EDOUARD (1923-1999) Lella.

Lot 48: BOUBAT, EDOUARD (1923-1999) Lella.

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Description: BOUBAT, EDOUARD (1923-1999) Lella. Silver print, 14x10 1/4 inches (35.6x26 cm.), with Boubat's signature, in ink, on recto and his block-lettered signature, date, and title, in ink, on verso. 1948; printed late 1970s-early 1980s

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ADAMS, ANSEL (1902-1984)

Lot 49: ADAMS, ANSEL (1902-1984) "Dunes, Sunrise, Death Valley."

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Description: ADAMS, ANSEL (1902-1984) "Dunes, Sunrise, Death Valley." Silver print, 19 3/8x15 1/2 inches (49.2x39.4 cm.), with Adams' signature, in pencil, on mount recto, and with his Carmel hand stamp with the title, in ink, in an unknown hand, on mount verso. 1948; printed circa 1980

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ADAMS, ANSEL (1902-1984)

Lot 50: ADAMS, ANSEL (1902-1984) "Rain, Beartrack Cove, Glacier Bay National Monument, Alaska."

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Description: ADAMS, ANSEL (1902-1984) "Rain, Beartrack Cove, Glacier Bay National Monument, Alaska." Silver print, 10 1/8x13 1/4 inches (25.7x33.7 cm.), with Adams' signature, in pencil, on mount recto, and with his hand stamp with the title, in an unknown hand, on mount verso. 1949; printed circa 1980

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ADAMS, ANSEL (1902-1984)

Lot 51: ADAMS, ANSEL (1902-1984) "Moon and Half Dome, Yosemite National Park."

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Description: ADAMS, ANSEL (1902-1984) "Moon and Half Dome, Yosemite National Park." Silver print, 19 3/8x15 inches (49.2x38.1 cm.), with Adams' signature, in pencil, on mount recto and with his Photograph by Ansel Adams hand stamp with the title and date, in ink, in an unknown hand, on mount verso. 1960; printed circa 1980

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