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Auction Description for Philips Auction House: Fine Photographs, Prints and Posters

Fine Photographs, Prints and Posters (444 Lots)

by Philips Auction House


444 lots with images

March 9, 2013

Live Auction

Gloucester, MA, USA

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Midnight Solsitice in Finmarken (Norway), ca.1880.

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Description: A seascape showing a contemplative hunter sitting by the water, observing the midnight solstice. Snowcapped hills in the background. Mounted on board.

Condition Report: Very good.

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AGFA Chromo Slides of Luxor and Karnak, ca. 1860.

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Description: Eighteen (18) chromo slides of Egyptian monuments and historic sites from Luxor and Kamak. Impressive views of temples, ruins and sculpture. Also includes images of European tourists, Egyptian workers, and archeological excavation sites.

Condition Report: Very good.

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Victorian Chromo Slides of Egypt, ca. 1880

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Description: Two (2) chromo slides. One (1) showing an Egyptian on a camel amidst desert landscape. One (1) with a European tourist surrounded by Egyptians before a Pyramid.

Condition Report: Good.

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Architectural Detail of a Palazzo.

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Description: Stone steps at a palazzo featuring lions and crest adornments. Framed.

Condition Report: Very good.

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The Baptistery at Canterbury Cathedral. ca. 1880.

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Description: Baptistery, Canterbury Cathedral. J.C.G. Framed.

Condition Report: Very good.

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Ilford Alpha Lantern Plates, ca. 1900.

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Description: Twenty One (21) Ilford Alpha Lantern Plates illustrating Grand Tour European scenes. Many of Rome featuring monuments, cathedrals, sculpture, architecture, and street views. In exceptional condition.

Condition Report: Very good.

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Three Scenes of Monte Carlo & King Arthur, c.1890.

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Description: Three (3) Photographs of Monte Carlo and King Arthur.

Condition Report: Good.

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Ilfracombe August 25th to September 5th 1885.

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Description: Two (2) large seascapes of the English resort town Ilfracombe, dated 1885. Mounted on board with period handwriting. Smaller harbor and village scenes on the reverse.

Condition Report: Good.

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German Family Portrait, 1895.

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Description: Portrait of a German family outside during a patriotic celebration. In period frame.

Condition Report: Good.

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Grand Tour Albumen Scenes of European Monuments.

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Description: Thirteen (13) assorted photographs showing the major monuments of Europe. Includes the Arc de Triumphe, Paris Opera House, Louvre, Versailles, July Column, Rue de Rivoli, Les Invalides, Vendome Column, Palace of Luxembourg, etc. Two bearing the stamp of Francis Firth (1822-1898). All marked in period handwriting. Dated "Summer of '81."

Condition Report: Good.

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Interior of a European Cathedral. ca. 1880.

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Description: Interior scene of a European cathedral with Gothic arches. Mounted on board.

Condition Report: Good.

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Ten (10) Photographs of Rome.

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Description: Ten Photographs of Rome, ca. 1880s.

Condition Report: Good.

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Tomb of Frances II, Duke of Brittany.

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Description: Albumen photograph of the Tomb of Frances II, Nantes, France. Mounted to board.

Condition Report: Good.

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Victorian Monte Carlo Albumen Prints.

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Description: A group of four images showing Monte Carlo, ca. 1880. Includes one (1) seascape with a gentleman, one (1) opera house interior view, and two (2) casino interiors, one depicting roulette. Marked "Monte Carlo" in pencil on reverse.

Condition Report: Very good.

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Late 19th C. scenes of The Hague, Holland.

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Description: Three (3) albumen prints mounted on board with period descriptions. Includes an image of The National Monument unveiled in 1869, a street and shop scene, and "Huis Ten Bosch," in which the Peace Conference of 1899 was held.

Condition Report: Good.

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19th C. Albumen Prints of European Cathedrals.

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Description: GEORGE WASHINGTON WILSON (1823-1893) Eighteen (18) various views of Ely Cathedral and York Minister, England as well as La Sainte-Chapelle, Paris. Partially mounted on paper with titles in period handwriting.

Condition Report: Good.

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Collection of Italian Grand Tour Photographs.

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Description: Group of five (5) hand-colored photographs of Venetian monuments and buildings. All but one in period frames.

Condition Report: Good-Very Good.

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Albumen Photographs of English Monuments. c. 1880.

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Description: A group of nine albumen prints mounted to board showing various English monuments and cathedrals such as Oxford.

Condition Report: Good.

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Albumen Portrait of a Pregnant Queen, ca. 1890.

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Description: A large portrait reproduced from an oil painting. Most likely Princess Henrietta Maria of France. Image in very good condition. Some scuffing to original frame.

Condition Report: Very good.

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Ancient Relief Statue of Three Figures.

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Description: Ancient statue of three figures, one seated on left and shaking hands with figure at right, figure in middle deep in thought, framed.

Condition Report: Very good.

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Thatched Roof House & Hedgerow, ca. 1880.

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Description: A thatched-roof house with three chimneys surrounded by hedges. In period oak frame with glass.

Condition Report: Very good.

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Portrait of an Edwardian Boy. ca. 1900.

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Description: Portrait of a boy in Edwardian costume. In period frame.

Condition Report: Very good.

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Stables at Prides Crossing, Beverly, MA, 1880.

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Description: Two (2) photographs. One of a stable and one of a tack room. Labeled "Prides Crossing" on verso. In period frame.

Condition Report: Good.

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Enigmatic Portrait of Victorian Children. c 1880.

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Description: A portrait of three Victorian children. In original, period frame.

Condition Report: Good.

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Interior of an English Chruch, ca. 1910.

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Description: Interior view of an English church with Gothic arches, stained glass window, altar, pews and English flags. In later frame with mat.

Condition Report: Good.

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Portrait of a Victorian Child, ca. 1880.

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Description: A portrait of a slightly eerie Victorian child in period frame.

Condition Report: Good.

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Black & White Mountain View.

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Description: Impressive scene of a national park. In period frame.

Condition Report: Very good.

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Tyler Falls, Medford, Wisconsin, ca. 1900.

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Description: Sepia tone photograph of Tyler Falls, inscribed "Tyler Falls Doke Studios Medford, Wis." on matt. In period frame.

Condition Report: Very good.

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Tall Ship at Sea by W. E. Worden, ca 1910.

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Description: Willard E. Worden (1868-1946), Most likely taken in the San Francisco Bay Area. Marked "W. E. Worden - Copyright" in bottom-right corner. With period shipping labels on verso. In frame.

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Large Group of Assorted Tintypes, ca. 1870.

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Description: A group of tintypes.

Condition Report: Good.

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Boy Leaning Against a Fence, ca 1935.

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Description: A boy leaning against a wood fence in front of mountains with foliage and a dirt road in the foreground. Inscribed "As a 'memento' with love and kisses John F. Royal" on verso. Framed under glass.

Condition Report: Good.

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Victorian Photograph of Little Girl Dancing.

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Description: Albumen photograph.Professional photograph of a little girl dancing by Burnett Studio of San Francisco, CA. Mounted on board.

Condition Report: Good.

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Stackhope Figure at Rotunda, 1915.

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Description: FRANCIS JOSEPH BRUGUIERE (1879-1945), In the circle of Alfred Stieglitz. Photograph and mat carry Bruguiere's signature in pencil on recto. Dated 1915.

Condition Report: Good.

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Framed Image of Lake, Trees & Moon.

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Description: Tree with moon and lake in background. Framed.

Condition Report: Very good.

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Man Diving into Charles River with Audience, ca. 1920.

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Description: An young man dives into the Charles River from a ladder as spectators in boats look on. In period frame.

Condition Report: Very good.

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1920s Nurse.

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Description: Black and white photograph by Joel Feder of a nurse writing at a desk.

Condition Report: Good.

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C.O. Buckingham, Capitol Building.

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Description: A night time view of the Capitol Building.

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Twin Lights on Thacher Island, ca. 1930.

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Description: EATON PERKINS, Photograph of the twin lights on Thacher Island. Inscribed on verso, "1931 or 1932 By Eaton Perkins. Thatcher's Island Light -- Twin Line Lights. First Light -- Authorized Mass Bay Council -- April 22,1771. Completed early 1772. Second Light -- Twin Light -- Started 1860 -- Finished 1861 -- 124 feet high. One light discontinued -- Feb. 1, 1932. Straitsmouth Light on Straitsmouth Island Erected 1835-- Rebuilt 1896." In period frame in very nice condition.

Condition Report: Very good.

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Statue of Liberty Albumen Photograph, ca. 1890.

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Description: Albumen print of The Statue of Liberty. Mounted on board. Stamped "W. Gray - N. Y." on recto. Inscribed "Statue of Liberty, Bedloe's Island, New York Harbor," in pencil on verso.

Condition Report: Good.

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Portrait in the style of Southworth & Hawes, 1850.

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Description: Portrait of a distinguished family in the style of Southworth & Hawes, ca. 1850. Printed later.

Condition Report: Fair.

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Photo Album with J.J. Hawes Images Included

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Description: 55 photos in album. Images by J.J. HAWES included. Photos date from 1860. Reprinted 1890s. Images of streets and buildings in Boston and Cambridge. In good condition.

Condition Report: Good.

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Large Boston Maritime Photographs, ca. 1918.

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Description: Three (3) large maritime photographs. One (1) showing the Coast Guard vessel USS Harriet Lane in Boston Harbor. Two yard-long photographs of the crew of the USS Mahan with sailors, midshipmen, and officers.

Condition Report: Fair-good.

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Boston Commandery, No. 2, K.T., Passing Common Sq.

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Description: Large albumen photograph of the Boston Commander of the Knights of Columbus. Dated 1895.

Condition Report: Good-fair.

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Victorian Woman with Flowers. ca. 1880.

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Description: A young woman with flowers in a field.

Condition Report: Good.

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Trio of Three Photographs.

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Description: Girl with violin (signed Agnew), portrait of a woman (signed, "Irving T. Adams '09"), and a church amidst desert landscape.

Condition Report: Good.

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Portrait of an Old Farmer with Work Horses, 1880.

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Description: Portrait of an old farmer with his work horses. In original frame.

Condition Report: Good.

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Buffalo Bill Gelatin Negative

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Description: Buffalo Bill g.elatin negative

Condition Report: Very good.

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Glass Plate Negative of Buffalo, ca. 1880.

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Description: Glass plate negative of a buffalo amidst mountain landscape.

Condition Report: Very good.

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Margaret Bourke-White Mountain Scene.

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Description: Large, snow-capped mountain. Stamped "A Margaret Bourke-White Photograph" and inscribed "# 1/10 SF" in pencil.

Condition Report: Excellent.

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Ansel Adams, Yosemite National Park, ca. 1930.

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Description: ANSEL ADAMS (1902-1984), Mountain and wildflowers. Original photo from the 1930s. Stamped verso "From Virginia and Ansel Adams operating Best's Studio, Inc. Yosemite National Park California."

Condition Report: Excellent.

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