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Auction Description for Swann: PHOTOGRAPHIC LITERATURE & PHOTOGRAPHS

PHOTOGRAPHIC LITERATURE & PHOTOGRAPHS

by Swann Auction Galleries

Platinum House

639 lots with images

December 7, 2004

104 East 25th Street

New York, NY, 10010 USA

Phone: 212.254.4710

Fax: 212 979 1017

Email: swann@swanngalleries.com

(SALT PRINT)

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Description: New England scene of a street and post office. Salted paper print, 13 1/4x10 1/4 inches (33.7x26 cm.); in a period frame. Late 1850s

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Description: "Le Caire, Barrage du Nil [Cairo]." Salted paper print from a calotype negative, 7 3/4x9 1/2 inches (19.7x24.1 cm.), titled, in ink, on mount recto. Circa 1850

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Description: Early American view of Mount Vernon, New York. Salted paper print, 4 1/2x6 3/4 inches (11.4x17.1 cm.), titled and dated in an unknown hand, in pencil, on verso. 1857

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(CASED IMAGES) occupational

Lot 4: (CASED IMAGES) occupational

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Description: Sixth-plate daguerreotype of a carpenter; sealed; in a leather case. 1850s

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(CASED IMAGES) post-mortem

Lot 5: (CASED IMAGES) post-mortem

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Description: Beautifully hand tinted sixth-plate daguerreotype of a grief-stricken mother holding her son; sealed; in a leather case. 1850s

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