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558 lots

October 5, 1998

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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Lot 1: [ Photographs ] (African-Americans) Moore Henry P. Contrabands aboard the U. S. S.Vermont, Port Royal, South Carolina. Albumen print, 5x 8 inches, with a letterpress caption label with the tide and Moore's "Concord, New Hampshire" credit on mount

Description: [ Photographs ] (African-Americans) Moore Henry P. Contrabands aboard the U. S. S.Vermont, Port Royal, South Carolina. Albumen print, 5x 8 inches, with a letterpress caption label with the tide and Moore's "Concord, New Hampshire" credit on mount recto; framed. Circa 1862 E4,000-5,000 A scarce and early image of " contrabands" at the beginning of the Civil War. " Contrabands of war" was a term coined by the Massachusetts general Benjamin Butler, in 1861, to refer to ex- slaves, who, because emancipation had not been declared, could not yet be called free men. Beginning in the fall of 1861, large numbers of contrabands began fleeing to a group of sea islands off Port Royal, South Carolina, an area which had been freed by Union forces and held some of the richest plantations of the South. Not long after, military discipline was established on the islands, and members of Freedman' Aid Societies in New England began to send members to the area. The first group sailed from New York, in March 1862, with sixty persons, described in the 1893 book First Days Amongst The Contrabands as a "missionary expedition to propagate industry, religion, and education among the contrabands at Hilton Head. .

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Lot 2: [ Photographs ] (African-Americans) Group of 3 photographs of African-American life in the late 19th-century south. Albumen prints, 7.5 x 9.5 and 6x 4inches and a silver print, 4.5 x 7.5 inches, the first with a Macon, Georgia photographer's

Description: [ Photographs ] (African-Americans) Group of 3 photographs of African-American life in the late 19th-century south. Albumen prints, 7.5 x 9.5 and 6x 4inches and a silver print, 4.5 x 7.5 inches, the first with a Macon, Georgia photographer's handstamp on mount verso, the second titled on mount verso in period and later hands, in pencil and ink, and the third titled, in white ink, on mount recto and with a dated exhibition label hand- titled, in ink, on mount verso. 1870s- 1900 ( illustration overleaf E1,500-2,000 African-American laborers delivering bales of cotton, Georgia *African-American couple outside their wood cabin, Virginia * "Typical Ky. Negro Home.

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Lot 3: [ Photographs ] (Alaska) Group of approximately 50 photographs documenting the Alaskan land and peoples in and around Point Barrow, and including some strong images of Inuits in fur garments and surrounded by the snow-bound landscape, posed before

Description: [ Photographs ] (Alaska) Group of approximately 50 photographs documenting the Alaskan land and peoples in and around Point Barrow, and including some strong images of Inuits in fur garments and surrounded by the snow-bound landscape, posed before their homes, both wooden shacks and igloos, by the remains of whale carcasses, standing at sail-driven sleds, and at a whaling celebration, as well as some notable views of masted schooners in the arctic waters and beached on the snow; all but 4 cabinet cards. Albumen, printing-out paper and 4 cyanotype prints, the majority approximately 4 x 5.5 inches or the reverse, many with handwritten period captions, in ink, on mount recto and the majority with period penciled captions and dates on verso or mount verso. Late 1880s-90s E2,500-3,500 An uncommon group of historical images chronicling activities at Point Barrow, the northern most point of Alaska, located on the Arctic Ocean and over 500 miles north of both Nome and Fairbanks.

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Lot 4: [ Photographs ] (Astronomy) Time lapse photograph of the passage of the moon, taken over a period of 2 hours, in Arachon, France. Albumen print, 4Y4x 6/t inches, on the original mount, with a penciled title, in French, on mount recto. 1870s

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Description: [ Photographs ] (Astronomy) Time lapse photograph of the passage of the moon, taken over a period of 2 hours, in Arachon, France. Albumen print, 4Y4x 6/t inches, on the original mount, with a penciled title, in French, on mount recto. 1870s

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Lot 5: [ Photographs ] Aubry, Charles Study of roses. Albumen print, 11.25x 9.25 inches, on the original mount, numbered in the negative and with the editor's "A. Calavas, Paris" handstamp printed on mount recto. 1860s

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Description: [ Photographs ] Aubry, Charles Study of roses. Albumen print, 11.25x 9.25 inches, on the original mount, numbered in the negative and with the editor's "A. Calavas, Paris" handstamp printed on mount recto. 1860s

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