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

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

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

No ID. I believe this is William Mason (September 2, 1808 – May 21, 1883), a master mechanical engineer and builder of textile machinery and railroad steam locomotives. He founded Mason Machine Works of Taunton, Massachusetts. His company was a significant supplier of locomotives and rifles for the Union Army during the  Civil War. The company also later produced printing presses.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.” VG. $125

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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. $300

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

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

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

Joseph Long Drapery CDV ocdv82b
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

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

OCDV90. No ID. Railroad Engine and tender, engineer and various railroad workers. VG. $450

OCDV91. Manchester Locomotive Works Manufacturers of Locomotives, Stationary Steam Engines, and Tools, Manchester, N.H. Advertising CDV. G. $200

OCDV94. H.C. Milice & Brother, Warsaw, Indiana. Advertising CDV for Shaw & Mershon’s Hay Raker and Loader! Patented April 23, 1872. Warsaw, Indiana. G. $100

OCDV95. Harter’s Fine Art Gallery, Auburn, N.Y. The Davis Sewing Machine, Pianos & Melodeons, for sale at Harter’s. Advertising CDV. G. $85

OCAB119. No ID. “Sand Gravel & Clay” written at top. “Superior Ave. Allegheny, Pa. Main Sewer 6 ft. dia. 3 Ring Brick. 17 ft. deep,” in negative. “Shoring supported by Wm. J. Dunn’s Extensible Brace,” written at bottom. G. $85

OCAB120. Bates & Muhr, Denver. The Platte Canal in Platte Can-Yon, Colorado. Presented to the Grand Army of the Republic by The Platte Land Co. (Ld.). Advertising cabinet card for the Platte Land Company (Limited), Denver, Colo. VG. $125

OCAB121. Earle, photo’r. Mabley & Company. Three scenes are shown on this card: Bazaar and Shoe House; Woodward Ave.; Clothing and Furnishing House. On back: “This Photograph is one a series of exterior and interior views of the 62 Departments included in Mabley & Company’s 15 Stores, located in Detroit, Michigan, as follows: 122, 124, 126, 128, 130, 132 & 134 Woodward Avenue, East Side. 121, 123, 125, 127, & 129 Woodward Avenue, West Side. And 488, 490, & 492 Gratiot Avenue.” G. $50

Banner Lady
OCAB123. H.H. Mansur, Elk River, Minn. Banner lady cabinet card. On back is written “Merchants’ Carnival, Elk River, Minn. Feb. 22, 1892. Flora Bryant “Blacksmith.” VG. $500

OCDV96. Advertising CDV for Peasley’s Cement. VG. $125

OCDV97. No ID. Blacksmith with fine hair. Corners clipped as shown. No backmark. G. $45

OCDV98. J.A. Prokl, Franzensbad. (Czechoslovakia). Worker, unknown occupation. Some inking on his arm and beard. G. $50

OCDV99. William Carrick, St. Petersburg. Hack cab and driver. VG. $125

G.M. Gross, Coshocton, Ohio. Banner girl for G.M. Gross, Photographer with photographs appended to her dress and she holds the shutter bulb for what looks like a cardboard camera on tripod. On back of card is written “Agnes,” likely the daughter of the photographer. G. $1500