OCAB14.
Lloyd, Troy, NY. Cabinet Card of a chair, probably a saleman’s sample card. VG. $45

  
OCDV7.
No ID. Rare CDV with 63 written on verso. This is an advertising sample CDV for a Morgan saddle. G. $150

  
OCDV8.
No ID. Rare CDV titled No. 132 Morgan. This is an advertising sample CDV for a Morgan saddle. G. $150


OPC1.
Looks like these fellows are paper hangers and/or painters. Unused, divided pack real photo postcard. VG. $10

  
OCDV14.
No ID. Well-dressed gentleman, cradling in his arms an unidentified piece of equipment. In raised lettering on the item is “V.W. Mason, Prov. R.I.” and “Pat’d Apr. 4, 1876.” Could be a lens board. VG. $125

  
OCAB34.
No ID. Advertising Cabinet Card for Williams Organ and Piano Co., Centerville, Ia., or Chicago, Ill. Order from Nearest Point. Pictured is New Style 602 ‘Special’ Epworth Parlor Organ. Height 76 in. Length 49 in. Width 21 in. Walnut Case, Paneled Ends and Front, Large Secret Music Closet, Engraved Hinged Music Desk, 14 Stops and Swells, Quick Action, Steel Octave Couplers, Fancy Beveled Stops, Easy Pedals. ‘Made on honor’ inside and out. E. $150


OCDV22.
Sam Moore’s City Gallery, Wabash City, Indiana. Pair of workmen, standing on planks over pit working some type of equipment. G+. $150


OCDV24.
No ID. CDV of a sewing machine. VG. $85


OCDV25.
Photographie Artistique. Pair of street urchins. G. $35


OCDV26.
Photographie Artistique. Two young knife sharpeners. G. $40


OCDV36.
D.M. Fulton, Lancaster, O. backmark on 4 of the CDVs; P. Bahl, Mansfield, Ohio backmark on 1 of the CDVs; and 2 have no backmark although at least one of them is likely also by Fulton. This set of 7 CDVs document the fundraising life of Henry Leonard of Basil, Ohio who served as agent for Heidelberg College, Tifflin, Ohio. Leonard took on the allegorical qualities of the Fisherman and traveled over one hundred thousand miles in an effort to raise funds for Heidelberg College. Six of the CDVs depict Leonard in various poses and one depicts a group of professors at the college. A Google search for Leonard will tell you his entire story. G-VG. $450


OCDV38.
No ID. Busy occupational CDV showing Dr. Good’s Groceries and Hardware building. Larkin’s Dry Goods, Grocery & Tea Warehouse, Broad & Upland Sts. wagon. Other commercial wagon loading at side of building. Large flag flying from top of building. It looks too large to be real and may be painted in. G. $175


OCDV42.
Houston’s Gallery, Charleston, SC. Looks like a patent model of a dredge. On back is a label that reads “Get Your Photographs and Ferreotypes at Houston’s Gallery, 307 King St., Charleston, S.C.” VG. $85


OCDV43.
S.P. Greisamer, Quakertown, Pa. Leather worker and apprentice working on leather, various tools in view. VG. $85


OCDV44.
C. Tolan, Philadelphia. Buggy driver with blanket and whip. VG. $125


OCDV47.
C. Dilloway. CDV of two men standing behind their “product,” whatever that may be. Looks sort of like a frame with wooden slats at the top. G. $25

Pretzel Wagon Pretzel Wagon
OCAB63. Henry Frey, Scranton & Hyde Park, Pa. G. Mohring & Bro. Vienna Steam Pretzels.  On back is written “Ansor Scene? yours truly, John Mohring.” It appears that this cabinet card was given to someone and inscribed by the Pretzel Co. owner. VG. $150

Shoemaker from Redkey, Indiana Shoemaker from Redkey, Indiana
OCAB64. Baker Bros., Photographers, Redkey, Indiana. Cabinet card shows a shoemaker in the midst of sewing leather. He is encircled by his tools, shoes, etc. G. $125

Scott Davison & Co., Ironmongers, San Francisco Scott Davison & Co., Ironmongers, San Francisco
OUT146. San Francisco Instantaneous Photographic Company. Scott Davison & Co., Ironmongers. CDV. VG. $300

Woman Occupational by William Shew, San Francisco Woman Occupational by William Shew, San Francisco
OCDV49. Wm. Shew’s Photographic Establishment, San Francisco. Woman is operating some unknown pressing machine. There is a patent label hanging off the machine at center. VG. $275

Firemen's Hose Truck, Lake House, Osakis, Minnesota Firemen's Hose Truck, Lake House, Osakis, Minnesota
OCAB67. Geo. Haskins, Osakis, Minnesota. Firemen’s hose truck in front of the Lake House. G. $150

Advertising Girl from Iowa Advertising Girl from Iowa Advertising Girl from Iowa
OCAB69. J. White & Co., Davenport, Iowa. Advertising girl with spoons hanging around her waist, bells hanging lower down, small urns on her shoulders, a pedestal with statue and clock on her head, etc. The banner by her side reads “Durfee” or Durpee.” Great advertising card, top left corner chipped. Card is matted in 14″ x 11″ mat. G. $450

Lincoln Baking Powder Advertising Cabinet Card
MIS34. No ID. Advertising Cabinet Card for Lincoln Baking Powder. G. $85

Tailors with Howe Sewing Machine Tailors with Howe Sewing Machine
OCAB70. P. Swanson, Photographer, John O’Groat Studios, Wick & Thurso. Great image of tailors at work seated on the floor, older man working on a Howe Sewing Machine. E. $295

The India Rubber Comb. Co, Mercer St., NYC  The India Rubber Comb. Co, Mercer St., NYC
OCAB71. No ID. The India Rubber Comb Co., 9.11.13 Mercer Str. N.Y. On back is written “item has some reference to businesses of A.D. Schlesinger (rubber company) and/or Alfred H. Schlesinger (first engineering job with a pump co.)” VG. $125

J. Anthony's Improved Permanent Way  J. Anthony's Improved Permanent Way
OCAB72. No ID. Advertising card (3″ x 4 3/4″) for J. Anthony’s Improved Permanent Way, Greenbush, Rensselaer Co., N.Y. There is a two-cent cancelled revenue stamp on verso with the initials of the photographer and the cancellation date of Oct. 16, 1864. VG+. $500

Dr. Haynes' Arabian Balsam  Dr. Haynes' Arabian Balsam
OCAB73. K.T. Sheldon, West Winsted, Conn. Cabinet Card showing the occupational wagon of “Dr. Haynes’ Arabian Balsam, an Internal & External Remedy for Man & Beast.” Also “Dr. J. Miller’s Vegetable Expectorant.” Card shows wear, short split at bottom beneath horse, worn corners. G-. $150

Occupational CDV, Hats, U.S. Grant Occupational CDV, Hats, U.S. Grant
OCDV54. Trott & Co., Boston. Advertising CDV for “John C. Thomas, Dealer in Hats, Caps, Furs, and Gentlemen’s Furnishing Goods, Savings Bank Building, 64 Main Street, Charlestown. Umbrellas, Trunks, Valises, &c. Hats made to order from measures taken by the Improved Conformiter.” Albumen image of General U.S. Grant used as centerpiece to the card. VG. $175

The Clarinopeon or Steam Organ The Clarinopeon or Steam Organ
OCDV55. No ID. The Clarinopeon or Steam Organ. G. $250

William Wilkens Steam Curled Hair & Bristle Manufactory, Baltimore William Wilkens Steam Curled Hair & Bristle Manufactory, Baltimore
OCAB76. W.M. Chase, Baltimore, Md. Steam Curled Hair and Bristle Manufactory of William Wilkens & Co., Baltimore, Md. Note vertical split at top of card. G. $85

Hat CDV Hat CDV
OCDV58. Photographie Maujean. “English Spoken.” CDV of a fancy ladies hat. G. $50

Fireman with hose nozzle Fireman with hose nozzle
OCAB78. Hotchkiss, Norwich, N.Y. Partially dressed fireman with hose nozzle. VG. $150

Eames NY Straw Hats Eames NY Straw Hats
OCAB80. No ID. Advertising Cabinet Card for H.A. Eames, Manufacturers of Straw Goods, 594 Broadway, N.Y. The card actually has the word “Gooas” rather than “Goods” but this clearly a typo on the part of the type setter as there is no word “Gooas.” The back of the card goes on to list various Trimmed Hats and Dress Hats. G. $150

Old Draft Mines by Hensel Old Draft Mines by Hensel
OCAB81. L. Hensel, Hawley, Penn’a. No. 67. Old Drift Mines near the Scranton Steel Works. G. $50

Chemists CDV
OCDV68. W. Shaw, Schenectady, N.Y. Two chemists with vials, bottles, filters, scale, etc. VG. $275

Robert Collyer's Blacksmith shop Robert Collyer's Blacksmith shop
OCAB84. No ID. Handwritten caption bottom recto: “Robert Collyer’s Blacksmith shop. Ilkly.” Handwritten on verso: “From Collyer’s Playmate Jonathan Gainsworth. At Wm. Dobson’s Inn, Ilkly. Yorkshire July 9th, 1884. With F…. Theo. F. Wolfe.” Make sure you notice the birdhouse on the roof. Collyer was born in Keighley, Yorkshire, England, on December 8, 1823; the family moved to Blubberhouses within a month of his birth. At the age of eight he was compelled to leave school and support himself by work in a linen factory. He was naturally studious, however, and supplemented his scant schooling by night study. At fourteen he was apprenticed to a blacksmith, Jacky Birch—who had taught the trade to Samuel Collyer, Robert’s father, in Blubberhouses–and for several years worked at this trade at Ilkley. In 1849 he became a local Methodist minister. In the same year, his wife Harriet died on 1 February, and his infant daughter Jane on 4 February. In the following year he emigrated to the United States, where he obtained employment as a hammer maker at Shoemakersville, Pennsylvania. Here he soon began to preach on Sundays while still employed in the factory on weekdays. His earnest, rugged, simple style of oratory made him extremely popular, and at once secured for him a wide reputation. His advocacy of anti-slavery principles, then frowned upon by the Methodist authorities, aroused opposition, and eventually resulted in his trial for heresy and the revocation of his licence. He continued, however, as an independent preacher and lecturer, and in 1859, having joined the Unitarian Church, became a missionary of that church in Chicago, Illinois working as the first minister-at-large of the First Unitarian Church of Chicago. In 1860 he organized and became pastor of the Unity Church, the second Unitarian church in Chicago. Under his guidance the church grew to be one of the strongest of that denomination in the West, and Collyer himself came to be looked upon as one of the foremost pulpit orators in the country. During the American Civil War, he was active in the work of the Sanitary Commission. In 1879 he left Chicago and became pastor of the Church of the Messiah, now renamed the Community Church in New York City. Later he brought his old friend, the popular writer and hymnodist, Minot Judson Savage, to assist him in his ministry. In 1883, when he visited Birmingham in England, he engaged Marie Bethell Beauclerc to report and edit his sermons and prayers which were published during the same year. In 1903 Collyer became pastor emeritus. He died in 1912. VG. $150

Sewing Machine Salesman Sewing Machine Salesman
OCDV69. No ID. Advertising CDV: “Best on Earth. Helpmate Sewing Machine, D.P. Mumma, Agent for Adams Co. P.O.: Bendersville, Pas. Needles, Oil, & Findings.” VG. $325

Telegrapher Cabinet Card Telegrapher Cabinet Card
OCAB85. C.S. Coman, Storm Lake, Iowa. Young telegrapher with hand on key of telegraph. G. $125

Telegrapher Cabinet Card
OCAB86. No ID. Mustachioed man working telegraph. G. $125

ocab87 Telegrapher Cabinet Card
OCAB87. W.A. Locke, La Salle, Ills. Written on back: “Milo Gabriel, Clinton, Iowa.” Young man working telegraph. G. $125

Telegrapher Cabinet Card
OCAB88. Ennor V. Childs, Stevens Point, Wis. On back is written: “E.J. Rathke.” Telegrapher at work. G. $125

Occupational Cabinet Card of two telegraphers, a man and woman, hands on keys, instruments clearly hooked up to battery. Man holds up the book "Twentieth Century Manual of Railway and Commercial Telegraphy," by Fred L. Meyer. To make it more interesting they are seated at a table on the porch.
OCAB91. No ID. There is a caption: “This photo was copied Nov. 1? TH of ? & Presented by Goldenberry Wt. 140 lbs.?” Can’t really decipher this caption very well. Telegrapher being robbed. G. $125

Boswell's Fodder & Silo Harvester
OCAB93. New York Gallery, Indianapolis, Ind. Boswell’s Fodder & Silo Harvester. Ptd, Oct. 5, 1885. Improvements Pending. VG. $250

Boswell's Fodder & Silo Harvester
OCAB94. New York Gallery, Indianapolis, Ind. Boswell’s Fodder & Silo Harvester. Ptd. Oct. 5, 1885. Improvements Pending. VG. $225

Boswell's Fodder & Silo Harvester
OCAB95. New York Gallery, Indianapolis, Ind. Boswell’s Fodder & Silo Harvester. Ptd. Oct. 5, 1885. Improvements Pending. VG. $200

ocab96 Justin Browne Upright Grand Piano
OCAB96. No ID. Two-sided occupational advertising cabinet card for Justin Browne’s Upright Iron Grand Piano, Style K. VG. $150

ocab97 Justin Browne Upright Grand Piano
OCAB97. No ID. Two-sided occupational advertising cabinet card for Justin Browne’s Upright Iron Grand Piano, Style N. VG. $150

Sign Painter CDV
OCDV70. No ID. C.E. Frazer, Sign & Ornamental Painter. G. $350

Fire Steamer Patent Model ocdv71b
OCDV71. Le Rue Lemer, Harrisburg, Pa. CDV of a model or patent model of a fire steamer on a table. VG. $150

Charles Swartzbaugh Peerless Steam Cooker
OCAB104. Cabinet Card of Charles Swartzbaugh, a blind man with no hands, posed with a younger man and his invention the Peerless Steam Cooker. Charles E. Swartzbaugh founded the Peerless Cooker Co. in Buffalo, NY in 1884. He invented a steam cooker and a ‘fireless cooker.’ In the early 1900’s the company moved to Toledo, Ohio and was renamed the Toledo Cooker Co. There is a manual for the steamer, a black salesman’s bag, another flyer and a book whose first word of the title is ‘Money,’ probably a self-help book on sales success, in the image. VG. $150

Moving the Whitney Mansion
OCAB105. Cabinet Card titled “The Whitney Mansion, State St., Rochester, N.Y. Size, 55 x 125 ft. Moved May, 1887, by E.F. Bosley, of Chicago, for the R.W. & O.R.R. Co.” On back is written “Compliments of E.F. Bosley to Mrs. Parish.” VG. $165

Newark NJ CDV out216b
OUT216. Huff’s Photographic Gallery, Newark, N.J. H.W. Morehouse & Co., Grocers. CDV. VG. $200

Telegrapher CDV ocdv75b
OCDV75. H.A. Benedict, Traveling Photographer. Telegrapher with his machine at the table. G. $125

Telegrapher CDV ocdv76b
OCDV76. Lancaster, O. Photographer’s name is covered by stamp. Telegrapher smoking a pipe, his machine on the table. Two-cent revenue stamp is cancelled 5/30/66. G. $150

Telegrapher CDV ocdv78b
OCDV78. M. Carpenter & Co., Artists, Warren, Penn. Looks like “John Egan, operator” for a railroad. Telegrapher at the table with his hand on the key. There is an old crease down the card but the card is firm. G-. $100

Telegrapher CDV ocdv79b
OCDV79. W.H. Dunwick, Fort Edward, NY. Telegrapher with pen in hand, paper and machine on table. VG. $150

Telegrapher CDV ocdv80b
OCDV80. J.G. Mangold, Orion, Illinois. Telegrapher with his hand on the key. G. $125

Joseph Long Drapery CDV ocdv82b
OCDV82. 
Advertising CDV for Joseph Long’s New Drapery Warehouse, Reading. VG. $150

Penmanship CDV ocdv83b
OCDV83. Levi D. Johnson, Bristol, N.H. A gentleman at desk in the act of writing with piles of papers by his side. There is a certificate standing, leaning against one of the piles of paper that reads “Penmanship.” VG. $125

Sawing Machine ocdv85b
OCDV85. Marcus E. Dean’s Sawing Machine, patented May 10, 1870. Foxborough Mass. G. $65

Milk wagon
OCAB109. Cabinet card of driver on his milk wagon. On side of wagon is “Jos. Diehgy Exp. 378.” VG. $65

Advertising Cabinet Card
OCAB110. Vignos & Harford, Ohio. Advertising lady for T.E. Vickers. She is wearing a great many buttons and has fabric hanging off her dress. Must be a millinery store. G. $375

Advertising Cabinet Card
OCAB111. Howard, Nelson, Neb. Advertising lady for J.C. Smith & Co., Dry Goods. G. $375

Advertising Cabinet Card
OCAB113. A.E. Albee, Athol, Mass. Advertising lady for Lord’s Shoe Store. G+. $475

Carpenter CDV
OCDV86. CDV of a carpenter. Mild wrinkle across center. G. $65

Carpenter CDV
OCDV87. J. Latson, at Westfield, Clark County, Illinois, 1866. CDV of a carpenter. G. $65

Photograph Salesman Cabinet Card
PHCC22. J. Sampon, Fredonia Station, Wisconsin. Cabinet card of a photograph salesman with his sample case, showing his images. G. $375

Harness Maker Cabinet Card
OCAB116. Piquee, Troyes. Harness maker with his tools and materials. E. $100

Rabbit Cabinet Card
ANCAB48. Chambers & Co., West Cornforth. Cabinet Card of a rabbit, destined for an English stew. VG. $200

Rabbits
ANCAB49. Chambers & Co., West Cornforth. Cabinet Card of two rabbit breeders with three of the rabbits also showing carrying cases. These rabbits were destined for English stews. VG. $250