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Chester Melvin Vaniman Auction Price Results

Chester Melvin VANIMAN, (American, 1866-1912). [Hobart From Salamanca Place, Tasmania], 1904 vintage platinum photograph, panorama, annotated and dated “registered 1904” and signed in negative lower right, 37.6 x 118cm. Laid down on acid-free ba

Lot 682: Chester Melvin VANIMAN, (American, 1866-1912). [Hobart From Salamanca Place, Tasmania], 1904 vintage platinum photograph, panorama, annotated and dated “registered 1904” and signed in negative lower right, 37.6 x 118cm. Laid down on acid-free ba

Auction Date: Jun 13, 2020

Estimate: AUD2,500 - AUD3,000

Description:

Chester Melvin VANIMAN,
(American, 1866-1912).
[Hobart From Salamanca Place, Tasmania],
1904 vintage platinum photograph, panorama,
annotated and dated “registered 1904”
and signed in negative lower right,
37.6 x 118cm. Laid down on acid-free backing.
This image was taken from the mast of a ship berthed alongside Princes Wharf;
and shows Sullivans Cove and the city of Hobart beyond it, with Mt Wellington
in the background, capped in snow. Vaniman had intended that his panoramas
be exhibited in public buildings as massive enlargements, but today they survive
as extremely detailed platinum contact prints. 
Vaniman was an aviator as well as a photographer who specialized in panoramic images.
He shot his images from gas balloons, ships' masts, tall buildings and even a home-made
30-metre pole. He scaled buildings, hung from self-made slings, and scaled dangerous
high locations to capture his unique images.
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Location: Armadale, VIC, AU

Auction House: Leski Auctions Pty Ltd

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Chester Melvin VANIMAN, (American, 1866-1912). [Hobart Seen from the West], 1904 vintage platinum photograph, panorama, annotated and dated “registered 1904” and signed in negative lower left, 38 x 118cm. Laid down on acid-free backing. Image s

Lot 683: Chester Melvin VANIMAN, (American, 1866-1912). [Hobart Seen from the West], 1904 vintage platinum photograph, panorama, annotated and dated “registered 1904” and signed in negative lower left, 38 x 118cm. Laid down on acid-free backing. Image s

Auction Date: Jun 13, 2020

Estimate: AUD2,500 - AUD3,000

Description:

Chester Melvin VANIMAN,
(American, 1866-1912).
[Hobart Seen from the West],
1904 vintage platinum photograph, panorama,
annotated and dated “registered 1904”
and signed in negative lower left,
38 x 118cm. Laid down on acid-free backing.
Image shows the city of Hobart and the harbour,
taken from a raised vantage point uphill from
Lansdowne Crescent, West Hobart.
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Location: Armadale, VIC, AU

Auction House: Leski Auctions Pty Ltd

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MELVIN VANIMAN, PHOTO OF PEARLHARBOR/DIAMOND HEADcirca 1901sight- 5 1/4" x 26 1/4" estimate 250-450

Lot 531: MELVIN VANIMAN, PHOTO OF PEARLHARBOR/DIAMOND HEADcirca 1901sight- 5 1/4" x 26 1/4" estimate 250-450

Auction Date: Apr 07, 2013

Estimate: $0 - $0

Description: MELVIN VANIMAN, PHOTO OF PEARLHARBOR/DIAMOND HEADcirca 1901sight- 5 1/4" x 26 1/4" estimate 250-450...

Location: Scotts Valley, CA, US

Auction House: Robert Slawinski Auctioneers, Inc.

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2 Melvin Vaniman Panoramic Photos of Honolulu

Lot 119: 2 Melvin Vaniman Panoramic Photos of Honolulu

Auction Date: Nov 20, 2010

Estimate: $300 - $500

Description: 2 Melvin Vaniman Panoramic Photos of Honolulu. Two panoramic photos of the Harbor of Honolulu by Melvin Vaniman (1866-1912): 1. Signed lower right "Melvin Vaniman" and stamped lower left "Copyright 1901 King Bros."; 28 1/2"W, 6 1/2"H; unframed; areas of minor loss to extreme edges of photo; 2. Signed lower left "Harbor of Honolulu"; attributed to Vaniman; sight 37 5/8"W, 6 1/8"H; frame 40 5/8"W, 9"H--Melvin Vaniman, known as the "Acrobatic Photographer", was an eccentric American photographer, adventurer, singer, and aeronaut who specialized in panoramic images taken from heights. He shot images from hot air balloons, ships masts, tall buildings, and a home-made 30 meter pole. He scaled buildings, hung from self-made slings, and scaled dangerous heights to capture his unique images. His photographic career began in Hawaii in 1901 and ended in 1904. Vaniman is best known for his images of Hawaii, Australia, and New Zealand. Around 1904 he gave up photography and took up exploration. He lost his life during his second attempt at a trans-Atlantic airship crossing when his airship, the Akron, exploded off the New Jersey coast on July 2, 1912....

Location: Laurens, SC, US

Auction House: Ivy Auctions

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VANIMAN, Melvin (1866-1912) (2)

Lot 160: VANIMAN, Melvin (1866-1912) (2)

Auction Date: Jul 24, 2010

Estimate: AUD400 - AUD600

Description: Early Photographs on Sydney Darling Island & Harbour, Looking Towards the City, December 1903; & Sydney from the North Shore, 1903. As inspected - tears & losses....

Location: Annandale , NSW, AU

Auction House: Davidson Auctions

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Chester Melvin Vaniman Auckland 100 Years of

Lot 1080: Chester Melvin Vaniman Auckland 100 Years of

Auction Date: Nov 01, 2008

Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000

Description: Chester Melvin Vaniman Auckland 100 Years of Change 265mm x 90mm each...

Location: Epsom, NZ

Auction House: Webb’s – Specialist Auctioneers’

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