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Portrait Photography

Portraiture is fundamental to the history of photography, and is one of its principle uses from its inception in the mid 19th century. Portraiture was no longer the privilege of the upper class, as photography made it accessible to the masses. Initially, long exposure times rendered it impossible to capture sitters clearly, but the technology improved with the daguerreotype and subsequent processes.

The daguerreotype produced a single image, but experiments with the wet plate collodion method yielded the ability to print multiple images quickly so families could have multiple portraits from one sitting. In a matter of only a few years, entrepreneurs such as Gaspar Felix Tournachon (Nadar) had opened commercial portrait studios both for celebrities and political figures as well as for... Read more

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Lot of 10 Black and White Photographs

May 19, 2018, 3:00 PM EST
Lakeland, FL, USA

$15 (starting bid)

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19th Century Photograph of a young child or girl

May 19, 2018, 3:00 PM EST
Lakeland, FL, USA

$25 (starting bid)

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A Small Tin Type Photograph of a Baby

May 19, 2018, 3:00 PM EST
Lakeland, FL, USA

$20 (starting bid)

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A Decorative Wall Hanger with Coins

May 19, 2018, 3:00 PM EST
Lakeland, FL, USA

$80 (starting bid)

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A Rare Colour Enhanced Photograph

May 19, 2018, 3:00 PM EST
Lakeland, FL, USA

$15 (starting bid)

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A Tin Type Picture in a Frame

May 19, 2018, 3:00 PM EST
Lakeland, FL, USA

$10 (starting bid)

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Carl Mydans Carl Mydans 1937 Photo Life Magazine ? Boy In Oil Boom Town Freer Texas

May 20, 2018, 2:45 AM PST
Las Vegas, NV, USA

$140 (starting bid)

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KOUYATE Adama (né en 1928). « Portrait à la chaise ». Photographie sur papi

May 20, 2018, 2:00 PM CET
Louviers, France

€5 (starting bid)

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KOUYATE Adama (né en 1928). « Les sœurs ». Photographie sur papier. Ségou,

May 20, 2018, 2:00 PM CET
Louviers, France

€5 (starting bid)

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SIDIBE Malick (1936-2016). Portrait studio d’homme en pied. Tirage argentiq

May 20, 2018, 2:00 PM CET
Louviers, France

€5 (starting bid)

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Marlene Dietrich photo by Lazlo Willinger 1980's

May 20, 2018, 8:30 AM EST
New York, NY, USA

$275 (starting bid)

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Collection of Warsaw Ghetto Photographs, 1942.

May 20, 2018, 11:00 AM EST
Larchmont, NY, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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Still of Gloria Swanson from Sunset Boulevard

May 20, 2018, 10:00 AM CST
New Orleans, LA, USA

$850 (starting bid)

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LANCE RODGERS HAND PAINTED PHOTOGRAPH ON BOARD

May 20, 2018, 12:00 PM EST
St. Petersburg, FL, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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4 PC. PRESIDENTIAL PHOTOGRAPH COLLECTION

May 20, 2018, 12:00 PM EST
St. Petersburg, FL, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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Photograph, Stephen G. Rhodes, Excerpt (Merry)

May 20, 2018, 9:30 AM PST
Oakland, CA, USA

$1,000 (starting bid)

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Photograph, Stephen G. Rhodes, Excerpt (Bush Brooms)

May 20, 2018, 9:30 AM PST
Oakland, CA, USA

$1,000 (starting bid)

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PHIL STERN:

May 20, 2018, 10:00 AM PST
Commerce, CA, USA

$1,000 (starting bid)

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HERMAN LEONARD:

May 20, 2018, 10:00 AM PST
Commerce, CA, USA

$500 (starting bid)

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A photograph of the Sandringham and Woolwich military academy rugby teams w

May 21, 2018, 10:30 AM BST
London, United Kingdom

£60 (starting bid)

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large antique framed baby toddler photograph

May 21, 2018, 7:00 AM EST
Morrisville, PA, USA

$10 (starting bid)

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vintage or antique black and white original portrait photograph

May 21, 2018, 7:00 AM EST
Morrisville, PA, USA

$4 (starting bid)

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original 1920s photograph Berenice Abbott

May 21, 2018, 7:00 AM EST
Morrisville, PA, USA

$800 (1 bid)

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very large ca. 1930s artistic photo of a lady

May 21, 2018, 7:00 AM EST
Morrisville, PA, USA

$20 (starting bid)

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antique cabinet photograph of loggers

May 21, 2018, 7:00 AM EST
Morrisville, PA, USA

$18 (starting bid)

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pair of very rare ca. 1910 antique aviation photographs

May 21, 2018, 7:00 AM EST
Morrisville, PA, USA

$40 (starting bid)

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very rare ca. 1909 antique aviation photograph

May 21, 2018, 7:00 AM EST
Morrisville, PA, USA

$20 (starting bid)

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rare photograph of a surveyor with his instrument

May 21, 2018, 7:00 AM EST
Morrisville, PA, USA

$90 (starting bid)

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framed portrait of Wilbur Wright brothers

May 21, 2018, 7:00 AM EST
Morrisville, PA, USA

$190 (starting bid)

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rare antique cabinet photograph

May 21, 2018, 7:00 AM EST
Morrisville, PA, USA

$45 (starting bid)

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rare 1916 aviation famous aviator photographs

May 21, 2018, 7:00 AM EST
Morrisville, PA, USA

$190 (starting bid)

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antique photograph man with weapon gun

May 21, 2018, 7:00 AM EST
Morrisville, PA, USA

$45 (starting bid)

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antique photograph in case of young woman or lady

May 21, 2018, 7:00 AM EST
Morrisville, PA, USA

$20 (starting bid)

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antique photograph in case of young girl or child

May 21, 2018, 7:00 AM EST
Morrisville, PA, USA

$30 (starting bid)

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antique photograph in case of young boy

May 21, 2018, 7:00 AM EST
Morrisville, PA, USA

$30 (starting bid)

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CINDY SHERMAN Untitled.

May 22, 2018, 1:30 PM EST
New York, NY, USA

$2,200 (starting bid)

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AVIATION LOT - GROUP OF VINTAGE PHOTOS INCLUDING

May 22, 2018, 2:00 PM EST
Aston , PA, USA

$60 (starting bid)

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LARGE LOT DAVID RITTENHOUSE EPHEMERA. PHOTOGRAPHS

May 22, 2018, 2:00 PM EST
Aston , PA, USA

$125 (starting bid)

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Antique print photograph American biplane Aviation

May 22, 2018, 5:00 PM EST
Boca Raton, FL, USA

$29 (starting bid)

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Vintage  Print Native American by Frank A. Rinehart

May 22, 2018, 5:00 PM EST
Boca Raton, FL, USA

$29 (starting bid)

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Vintage  Print Native American by Frank A. Rinehart

May 22, 2018, 5:00 PM EST
Boca Raton, FL, USA

$29 (starting bid)

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Antique Photo PC Marines with Bicycle

May 22, 2018, 5:00 PM EST
Boca Raton, FL, USA

$5 (starting bid)

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Antique PC Military Kauffman & Cowell

May 22, 2018, 5:00 PM EST
Boca Raton, FL, USA

$5 (starting bid)

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Antique PC American Farmer and Dog

May 22, 2018, 5:00 PM EST
Boca Raton, FL, USA

$5 (starting bid)

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Antique PC Coal Merchant

May 22, 2018, 5:00 PM EST
Boca Raton, FL, USA

$5 (starting bid)

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Antique photo by Joseph Hardman, 1920s

May 22, 2018, 5:00 PM EST
Boca Raton, FL, USA

$7 (3 bids)

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Antique photo by Joseph Hardman, 1920s

May 22, 2018, 5:00 PM EST
Boca Raton, FL, USA

$9 (4 bids)

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Yvette Chauvire and Serge Lifar in the ballet scene. Photograph. - 23x17 cm.

May 23, 2018, 4:00 PM CET
Hamburg, Germany

€130 (starting bid)

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Serge Lifar with companions before boarding the plane. Photograph. - 13x18 cm.

May 23, 2018, 4:00 PM CET
Hamburg, Germany

€130 (starting bid)

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Grand Opera dancers in the ballet scene. Photograph. - 23x17 cm.

May 23, 2018, 4:00 PM CET
Hamburg, Germany

€130 (starting bid)

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Dancer Alexander Kalyuzhny. The photo card. - 14x9 cm.

May 23, 2018, 4:00 PM CET
Hamburg, Germany

€15 (starting bid)

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Plastic band

May 23, 2018, 4:00 PM CET
Hamburg, Germany

€140 (starting bid)

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[Soviet] Anna Tarshis. 1968. Yeysk. Photo. Original print. - 18x13 cm.

May 23, 2018, 4:00 PM CET
Hamburg, Germany

€100 (1 bid)

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