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NYC15.
E&HT Anthony. No. 4625. N.Y. State Arsenal, 7th Ave. and 35th St. VG. $25

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NYC21.
H. Ropes & Co. No. 6607. Laying Pavement on Broadway, near Wall St. VG. $150

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NYC25.
No ID. No. 16. Fulton Ferry Boat. Title list on verso. VG. $40

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NYC27.
E. Anthony. Anthony’s Instantaneous Views. No. 50. Broadway from Fulton St.-Columns of St. Paul’s Church on the left. VG. $125

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NYC28.
E. Anthony. [Copyright Secured] label. Anthony’s Instantaneous Views, No. 3. Tow Boat and Sail Boats. G. $50

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NYC30.
E. Anthony, although unlabeled. This is Anthony’s Instantaneous View No. 196. Floating Baths and Sourroundings. Manuscript title in French on verso “Etablishmens de bains dans la baie de New-York.” VG. $100

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NYC35.
E. Anthony. Anthony’s Instantaneous Views. No. 4. Tow Boats and Ferry Boat. VG. $100

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NYC36.
E. Anthony. [Copyright Secured] label. Anthony’s Instantaneous Views, No. 233. View of the City Hall and Park from Murray Street. VG. $100

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NYC37.
E. Anthony. [Copyright Secured] label. Anthony’s Instantaneous Views, No. 108. Steamtugs and Small Sloop under Rapid Headway. VG. $125

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NYC40.
E&HT Anthony. Anthony’s Instantaneous Views. No. 2125. Beating to Windward. VG. $35

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NYC43.
E. Anthony, although unlabeled. This is Anthony’s Instantaneous View No. 100. Schooner Under Full Sail in New-York Bay. Manuscript title in French on verso “Amerique de Nord, La baie de New-York.” VG. $85

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NYC44.
E. Anthony. Anthony’s Instantaneous Views, No. 19. The Regatta, July 4th, 1859. Preparing for the Start. VG. $125

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NYC45.
E. Anthony, although unlabeled. This is Anthony’s Instantaneous View No. 124. Crowd Leaving the Ground After the Regatta, July 4, 1859. Manuscript title in French on verso “New York. La foule revenant des regattes de 4 Juillet, 1859.” VG. $75

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NYC46.
E. Anthony. [Copyright Secured] label. Anthony’s Instantaneous Views, No. 115. Propeller with High Pressure Engine Moving Rapidly Across the Field of View. VG. $100

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NYC48.
E. Anthony. [Copyright Secured] label. Anthony’s Instantaneous Views, No. 106. Steamer Running to Harlem and Mott Haven from Peck Slip, N. York. VG. $125

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NYC49.
E. Anthony. [Copyright Secured] label. Anthony’s Instantaneous Views, No. 251. Skating Scene in Central Park, New-York. VG. $125

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NYC52.
E. Anthony. Anthony’s Instantaneous Views, No. 27. Broadway. VG. $100

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NYC55.
E. Anthony. [Copyright Secured] label. Anthony’s Instantaneous Views, No. 243. Waiting for the Regatta, July 4, 1859. VG. $100

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NYC58.
E&HT Anthony. No. 3926. Looking up Broadway from the corner of Fulton St. showing the ruins of Barnum’s Museum. VG. $85

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NYC63.
E&HT Anthony, unlabeled. This is No. 5176. Broadway, Looking North from the Foot Bridge. VG. $35

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NYC64.
E&HT Anthony. No. 301. Up Broadway from Barnum’s Museum. The City Hall Park on the right. VG. $40

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NYC66.
E. Anthony. No. 8. Steamtug Towing a Schooner to Sea. Copyright Secured label. VG. $125

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NYC72.
E&HT Anthony. No. 5805. Entrance to the Academy of Design. VG. $40

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NYC73.
E&HT Anthony. No. 4110. Rev. Dr. Bellows’ Church, Fourth Avenue. VG. $35

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NYC76.
E&HT Anthony. No. 6722. Pyramids of Shot. VG. $35

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NYC78.
E&HT Anthony. No. 8045. Fifth Avenue, looking North from Madison Square. VG. $50

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NYC80.
E&HT Anthony. No. 4626. Calvary Church, 4th Avenue and 22d Street. VG. $35

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NYC81.
E&HT Anthony. No. 6718. Commandant’s Head-Quarters, Brooklyn Navy Yard. VG. $40

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NYC83.
E&HT Anthony. No. 5902. The Sound Steamer “Bristol.” G+. $35

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NYC90.
E&HT Anthony. Printing House Square, NY. Views of New York and Vicinity by the New Gelatine-Bromide Process. VG. $35

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NYC92.
E&HT Anthony. Printing House Square, NY. Views of New York and Vicinity by the New Gelatine-Bromide Process. VG. $35

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NYC93.
[E&HT Anthony], although unlabeled. Street Scene. VG. $40

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NYC94.
E&HT Anthony. No. 4625. N.Y. State Arsenal, 7th Ave. and 35th St. VG. $28

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NYC95.
E&HT Anthony. No. 7955. High Bridge from the North. VG. $25

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NYC100.
[E&HT Anthony], although unlabeled. This is No. 5085. City Hospital and grounds, from the south. G+. $25

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NYC103.
E&HT Anthony. No. 443. Fourth of July in and about New York. Scene on the Bay during the Regatta. E. $65

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NYC104.
E&HT Anthony. No. 6600. Pike’s Opera House, corner 23d Street and Eighth Ave. VG. $30

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NYC106.
E&HT Anthony. No. 3940. Looking along the Docks, from Fulton Market, showing Floating Grain Elevators. G+. $50

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NYC107.
E&HT Anthony. No. 2049. View in New-York Harbor, taken from the Battery. VG. $85

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NYC108.
E&HT Anthony. A Visit to the Central Park in the Summer of 1865. No. 3725. The Music Stand. 2-cent orange tax stamp on verso. VG. $20

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NYC110.
E&HT Anthony. No. 6289. Washington Monument, Union Square. VG. $30

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NYC112.
E&HT Anthony. No. 2125. Fleet of Vessels-New York Bay Scene. VG. $50

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NYC113.
E&HT Anthony. No. 8036. Residence of A.T. Stewart, 34d Street and 5th Ave. G+. $15

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NYC119.
E&HT Anthony. No. 8055. A.T. Stewart’s New Store. VG. $25

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NYC123.
No ID. Stereographs of New York City. N.Y. Elevated R.R. VG. $75

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NYC124.
No ID. Stereoscopic Gems of Brooklyn and Vicinity. Penitentiary, Flatbush, L.I. VG. $85

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NYC125.
E. Anthony. Copyright Secured label. No. 102. Ferry Boat Crossing to Brooklyn. 1859 copyright line on bottom recto. VG. $85

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NYC126.
E. Anthony. No. 234. View of the City Hall and Park from Murray Street. VG. $85

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NYC130.
E. Anthony. Copyright Secured label. No. 9. Group of Vessels Under Sail. 1859 copyright line on bottom recto. VG. $75

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NYC131.
E. Anthony. No. 316. Broadway from Corner of Murray St., Looking North. VG. $65

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E. Anthony. Copyright Secured label. No. 107. South Ferry, New-York. Arrival and Departure of Omnibuses to all parts of the City. 1859 copyright line on bottom recto. VG. $100


NYC138.
E&HT Anthony. No. 7295. Government Excavations under the East River at Hallets Point, for the removal of rocks and enlargement of the channel. VG. $45


NYC141.
E&HT Anthony. No. 6729. Printed number is 9187 but crossed out and 6729 written in. Broadway, looking North from Houston Street. VG. $50


NY146.
E&HT Anthony. No. 6091. Upper Saloon of the Steamer Providence, looking aft. VG. $35

     
NY147.
E. Anthony. No. 11. New-York from Brooklyn Heights. VG. $150

     
NY148.
E. Anthony. No. 22. Scene on the East River, Near Hellgate. A Schooner Under Full Sail. G. $50

     
NY149.
E. Anthony. No. 197. Schooner and Steamer, with Governors Island in the Distance. Copyright Secured label. 1859 copyright line on bottom recto. VG. $100

     
NY151.
E&HT Anthony. No. 908. Ferry Boat on the East River. G. $75

  
NY156.
No ID. Roosevelt Hospital, New York. VG. $45

  
NYC157.
No ID. Metropolitan Elevated Railway, 14th St. Station. VG. $45

  
NYC161.
John P. Soule. Instantaneous Photographs of New York Harbor. No. 300. North River-from the Battery-New York. VG. $50

     
NYC165.
E&HT Anthony. Public Buildings in New York City, and Vicinity. No. 8035. Young Men’s Christian Association Building-cor. 23d St. and 4th Ave. E. $40

     
NYC166.
No ID. Roman Catholic Cathedral, Fifth Avenue. This is St. Patrick’s Cathedral under construction. Title listing on verso. VG. $75

  
NYC171.
No ID. Grand Opera House, NY. VG. $35

  
NYC172.
No ID. Very early, thin, ivory mount. Tinted. G+. $35

  
NYC173.
American Series. NY Entrance of New York & Brooklyn Bridge. VG. $20

  
NYC174.
No ID. Rectory St. George’s, NYC. Early ivory mt. VG. $30

  
NYC176.
[Joseph Hall, Brooklyn] although not labeled. The Academy of Design, Fourth Av., New York. G+. $35

  
NYC177.
[GW Thorne] although not stamped. Everett House. Extensive title list on label verso. G. $15

  
NYC178.
G.W. Thorne. Union League Club Building. Extensive title list on label verso. VG. $25

  
NYC182.
CW Woodward, Rochester. New York City and Vicinity. 1404. Shipping Scene. VG. $35

  
NYC186.
America Illustrated. Stereographs of New York City. Herald Building. Trolley and signs on building. Extensive title list on label verso. VG. $35

  
NY190.
Stereoscopic Gems of Brooklyn & Vicinity. Holy Trinity-Clinton St. Brooklyn. VG. $35

  
NY197.
[George Stacy]. No. 358. Looking up Fifth Avenue. G+. $35

  
NY210.
[E&HT Anthony], unlabeled. 4599. St. George’s Church. This is obviously after the fire. G+. $35

     
NY214.
E. Anthony. Copyright Secured label. No. 242. The Landing of the Pilgrims. This view was taken from Castle Garden, the landing place of immigrants at New York. The steamer in the foreground is bringing in a load of immigrants from the ship lying at anchor on the left.  On the right of the picture is a three-masted schooner under sail (a class of vessel rarely seen). In the distance is a California clipper being towed to sea. Beyond the clipper is seen Bedloe’s Island. This is such an interesting caption as we are viewing immigrants coming to NYC before Ellis Island was in operation and reference is made to Bedloe’s Island which we know today as Liberty Island, the home of the Statue of Liberty. There is some minor tinting on the view. G. $85

     
NY219.
E. Anthony 1859. Copyright Secured label. No. 231. Broadway from Murray Street, Looking North. VG. $125

     
NY221.
E&HT Anthony. No. 1655. Worth Monument. East front view. G. $25

     
NY222.
New York Stereoscopic Co. Academy of Music, New York. At the corner of Fourteenth Street and Irving Place. Very early NYC view, circa 1859. Tinted. G. $30

     
NY225.
E&HT Anthony. No. 7979. Steamboat at High Bridge. The boat is the “Sylvan Grove.” VG. $25

ny233 Elevated RR ny233b
NY233. [E&HT Anthony]. 11288. N.Y. City. Elevated R.R. VG. $50

     
NY235.
E&HT Anthony. No. 6603. Looking up Broadway, from Trinity Spire. VG. $35

     
NY236.
E&HT Anthony. No. 8060. New York State Coat of Arms. VG. $20

     
NY239.
[Joseph Hall, Manufacturing Photographer, Fulton St., Brooklyn, NY]. Labeled on back Geo. W. Thorne. Bank of New York, Wall St., N.Y. VG. $45

  
NY249.
No ID. Under Crust Shanty in 5th Ave. Great view of Refreshment stand. Signs read “Pies, Cakes, Soda Water, Root Beer, Segars, Tobacco, Sarsaparilla.” VG. $75


NY267.
[E. Anthony]. This is view No. 3. Dormitory from Anthony’s early Home for the Friendless Series. This series was issued as a set of 12 cards in 1858-1859 and illustrated the lives of orphan children living at this facility on E. 30th St. Rare. G. $75


NY268.
E&HT Anthony. No. 5077. Looking up Broadway from the corner of Broome St. G. $50


NY272.
E&HT Anthony. Brooklyn Navy Yard. No. 6717. Looking Down from the Entrance. VG. $15


NY280.
E&HT Anthony. No. 5309. Astor Library, Lafayette Place. VG. $40


NY281.
E&HT Anthony. No. 5175. Broadway, Looking North from the Foot Bridge. VG. $50


NY288.
No ID. Fulton St. Bridge. G-. $20


NY290.
[Joseph Hall, Brooklyn]. The Astor Library, Lafayette Place, New York. VG. $35


NY299.
Anthony’s Instantaneous Views. No. 287. 1859 Copyright Secured label. New-York Bay Scenes. Hauling in the Sheet. VG. $125


NY302.
E&HT Anthony. Anthony’s Stereoscopic Views. No. 4575. Group of the Equipage of the Italian man of war, Re Galantruomo, in N.Y. Harbor, 1862. G. $125


NY307.
[E. Anthony.] Home for the Friendless No. 9. Chapel Interior, Choir. This 1858-’59 series of views by Anthony was issued as a 12-card set and even had a box to go with it. It illustrates the lives of orphans living at the facility on E. 30th St. VG. $150


NY315.
Keystone View Co. P-V26365. Steam Shovel Working in Railway Tunnel Under Hudson River, N.Y. VG. $35


NY317.
No label but this is E&HT Anthony, No. 6608. The Bulls and Bears of the Open Board. View comes with a photocopy of the back label of this view. G. $100

New York Bay from the Barge Office by Anthony New York Bay from the Barge Office by Anthony
NY319. E&HT Anthony. No. 906. New York Bay, from the Barge Office, Looking North-West. G-. $50

View in NY Harbor taken from on board a Clipper Ship View in NY Harbor taken from on board a Clipper Ship
NY321. E. Anthony. No. 708. View in New-York Harbor, taken from on board a Clipper Ship. VG. $50

Soldiers on Italian Man of War  Soldiers on Italian Man of War
NY327. E&HT Anthony. No. 4574. Group of Soldiers at rest, on board the Italian man of war Re Galantuomo, in N.Y. Harbor, 1862. G. $125

Jewish Synogogue  Jewish Synogogue
NY328. E&HT Anthony. No. 6296. The Jewish Synagogue, Fifth Avenue and 43d St. VG. $40

A.T. Stewart's Retail Store  A.T. Stewart's Retail Store
NY329. E&HT Anthony. No. 6828. A.T. Stewart’s Retail Store, Broadway and 10th Street. G. $20

The Terrace, Central Park  The Terrace, Central Park
NY330. E&HT Anthony. No. 7242. The Terrace. VG. $15

Residence of A.T. Stewart  Residence of A.T. Stewart
NY331. E&HT Anthony. No. 8036. Residence of A.T. Stewart, 34th St. and 5th Ave. VG. $25

Sound Steamer Providence  Sound Steamer Providence
NY332. E&HT Anthony. 8589. Sound Steamer “Providence.” VG. $65

Sound Steamer Providence  Sound Steamer Providence
NY333. E&HT Anthony. No. 8592. Saloon of the Sound Steamer “Providence.” G. $35

Sound Steamer Bristol  Sound Steamer Bristol
NY334. E&HT Anthony. No. 8689. View of the Sound Steamer “Bristol.” G. $45

Sound Steamer Bristol  Sound Steamer Bristol
NY335. E&HT Anthony. No. 8690. Sound Steamer “Bristol.” VG. $65

Steamer Bristol in Dry Dock  Steamer Bristol in Dry Dock
NY336. E&HT Anthony. No. 8691. Steamer “Bristol” in Dry Dock-View of the Bow. G-. $45

Steamer Bristol in Dry Dock  Steamer Bristol in Dry Dock
NY337. E&HT Anthony. No. 8693. Steamer “Bristol” in Dry Dock-View of the Stern. VG. $50

Post Office, Staats Zeitung and Tribune Buildings
NY339. [E&HT Anthony]. 10462. Post Office, Staats Zeitung and Tribune Buildings. VG. $40

View from East River Bridge Tower  View from East River Bridge Tower
NY340. E&HT Anthony. 11158. View from East River Bridge Tower, Inst. VG. $30

Jerome Park Racetrack  Jerome Park Racetrack
NY347. E&HT Anthony. No. 5549. Jerome’s Park. Grand Stand. Front View. VG. $175

Abraham Lincoln's catafalque NYC Abraham Lincoln's catafalque NYC
PR143. [George Stacy]. Abraham Lincoln’s catafalque NYC. Borne by Peter Relyea’s huge and elaborately decorated hearse, which was drawn by sixteen horses. VG. $650

NY Sanitary Fair 1864 NY Sanitary Fair 1864
NY349. E&HT Anthony. The Great Metropolitan Sanitary Fair. No. 1688. View of the Bower of Plants in the International Department. G. $85

Stacy Collection of 16 Stereoviews ny353 ny354 ny355 ny356 ny357 ny358 ny359 ny360 ny361 ny362 ny363 ny364 ny365 ny366 ny367
NY352-NY367. [George Stacy]. Collection of 16 stereoviews by Stacy. Titles are: The Ferry Boat; New York Harbor and Ferry Boat; No. 323. Niblo’s Garden, Broadway; No. 374. Hotel, Broadway; No. 375. Three Ferry Boats; No. 389. The Battery and Castle Garden; No. 314. Worth Monument Madison Square; No. 344. Skating Scene on the Lake; No. 232. The Lake and Swans; No. 176. Stonework of the Terrace; No. 183. Stonework of the Terrace; No. 284. Saturday Afternoon; No. 108. Musicians Pagoda at Central Park; No. 269. The Deer; No. 270. Central Park, The Dovecote; & No. 186. Stonework of the Terrace. G-VG. $200


NY368. E. Anthony. The Japanese Embassy in New York–Scenes and Incidents. Instantaneous View. No. 20. Arrival of the Embassy at the City Hall, to visit the Governor and Mayor, June 18, 1860. G. $200

St. Patrick's Cathedral
NY372. No ID. Roman Catholic Cathedral. St. Patrick’s under construction. VG. $85


NY377. E&HT Anthony. No. 5903. The Sound Steamer “Bristol.” G. $45


NY379. E. Anthony. No. 230. Scene at Jersey City Ferry, foot of Courtlandt St., North River, New-York. G. $75


NY380. E&HT Anthony. No. 3939. Looking up Nassau St. from the corner of Wall, showing the post office. G. $35


NY381. E&HT Anthony. No. 4108. Tammany Hall and Hotel. G. $85


NY383. E. Anthony. Fourth of July in and about New York — “The Regatta.” No. 448. Waiting for the Start, July 4, 1860. G. $85


NY385. E&HT Anthony. Brooklyn Navy Yard. No. 6724. Sectional View, U.S. Dry Dock. G. $65


NY386. E. Anthony. No. 109. Steamship Quaker City coming up the Bay. Taken on July 4th, 1859. G. $75

Brooklyn Sanitary Fair
NY387. Rare Stereoview by W.E. James of the Brooklyn Sanitary Fair held at the original Academy of Music in Brooklyn in 1864. Title is New England Kitchen. New England Cooks. At some point in time the card was damaged but excellently repaired and the card is firm. Fair. $85


NY388. Stereoview of Madame Restell’e Residence, 5th Ave. Ann Trow Lohman  (May 6, 1812 – April 1, 1878), better known as Madame Restell, was a 19th-century abortionist who practiced in New York City. Ann Trow Sommers, was born in Painswick, Gloucestershire, England in 1812. Her father was a labourer. At the age of fifteen she started work as a maid in a butcher’s family, and at sixteen she married a Wiltshire man called Henry Sommers, who was an alcoholic tailor. After three years living in England, they emigrated to New York in 1831 where Sommers died of Typhoid in 1833. Ann Trow Sommers was left alone with an infant daughter, Caroline, and forced to make a poor living as a seamstress and midwife. Ann remarried in 1836, to a German–Russian immigrant, Charles Lohman. Charles Lohman worked in the printing industry, and at the time was a printer for the New York Herald. Lohman was a radical and freethinker, a friend and colleague of George Matsell, the publisher of the radical journal the Free Inquirer. With Matsell, Lohman was involved in the publication of Robert Dale Owen’s book Moral Physiology; or, a Brief and Plain Treatise on the Population Question (1831) and Charles Knowlton’s Fruits of Philosophy; or, The Private Companion of Young Married People (1831). Ann’s brother, Joseph Trow, had also emigrated to New York, and was working as a sales assistant in a pharmacy. Ann continued to develop an interest in women’s health. Charles and Ann developed a story to validate Ann’s interests in midwifery and women’s health. According to their story, she had travelled to Europe to train in midwifery with a renowned French physician named Restell. She began selling patent medicine, and (probably in partnership with her husband and brother) creating birth control products such as “preventative powders” and “Female Monthly Pills”, advertised under the name “Madame Restell.” She sold these products through the post and performed house visits.  Abortifacients used in this era were often blends of herbs such as ergot, calomel, aloe, or black hellebore. These were thought to upset the digestive tract, inducing a miscarriage. Surgical abortions included rupturing the amniotic sac, or dilating the cervix (premature labor), or even in-utero decapitation. Madame Restell advertised her services as a “Female Physician” in newspapers such as the Herald and even the New York Times. When Restell began her business, abortions were hardly illegal. Only surgical abortions were forbidden. This was only after the quickening, that is, when the woman started to feel the fetus move (this was typically around 4 months time). Soon, Restell’s success began to attract copiers and competition. This drew the attention of the AMA, which officially launched a campaign in 1857 to end abortion. In order to rally support for their cause, the AMA targeted Restell, the most celebrated abortionist and deemed her the enemy. The term “Restellism” became a euphemism for abortion. With the swift changes of law in New York, Restell was constantly being hounded by authorities and anti-abortion crusaders to end her practice. Madame Restell became so well known throughout New York City that copies of her trials were published in the Times and the Police Gazette. She was listed as a New York City attraction in NYC tour guides. In 1840, a patient named Maria Purdy accused Restell of causing tuberculosis through the abortion procedure. The press erupted with slander against Restell, calling her “the monster in human shape” and charging her with acts against God. Restell promised monetary compensation for anyone who could prove her methods were dangerous, and while she was initially found guilty, her appeal overturned said verdict. Her uneasy relationship with public opinion continued. Mary Applegate was an unmarried woman, a mistress, who had been sent to Madame Restell from Philadelphia by her illicit lover. The father had arranged for Restell to adopt the baby out.  Applegate was unaware of this deal until she had returned to Philadelphia and was greeted coldy by her former lover. Applegate then went back to Restell to ask for her child back, but Restell claimed to know nothing of the infant. Restell was immediately painted as the villain by the press in publications such as the New York Medical and Surgical Reporter. In 1841, Mary Rogers was found dead in the Hudson River. Newspapers suggested that she had died during an abortion carried out by Restell. Abortion was soon outlawed by the state of New York in 1845. This law further restricted the previous laws from a decade earlier. An abortion that resulted in the death of the mother or was performed after the “quickening” was second degree manslaughter. A new addendum to the law made selling abortifacients or performing abortions at any stage during the pregnancy a misdemeanor punishable by a mandatory year in jail. Additionally, women who sought after an abortion or attempted their own abortion were fined $1000.  Abortion became legally defined as an obscene subject and was no longer covered in the papers. Women were no longer allowed to freely discuss abortion. Restell skirted the legalities by advertising her services as methods to regulate menses. In 1847, Charges were again brought against Restell for performing an abortion. Maria Bodine was sent to Madame Restell by her master so that she could procure an abortion from Restell. Restell determined that Maria was too far along to have an abortion, but Maria’s master insisted. Finally, he paid Restell heavily and she agreed to perform Maria’s abortion. Maria then returned to her job as a maid. She fell ill and upon visiting a doctor, was forced to admit her abortion. Restell was taken to trial. During this case, Madame  Restell’s defense painted Bodine as a “loose” woman whose injuries were a result of syphilis and had nothing to do with Restell. While Maria Bodine’s lawyers cast Restell as a godless incompetent woman. Restell lost the case and was charged with a misdemeanor and a one-year prison sentence which was on Blackwell’s Island. After Madame Restell finished her sentence, she reworked her business. She removed surgical abortions entirely, and concentrated her efforts on pills and her boarding house. In 1854, Restell applied for US citizenship and was granted it. Evidence given in a breach-of-promise case in 1854 suggests Restell and her husband were charging between $50 and $100 per abortion at this time and had a regular clientele. Prior to the 1845 law, Restell was charging her clients on a sliding scale according to social class. Many of Restell’s wealthier patients were charged upwards of $1000. While Madame Restell dialed back her business, the press did not leave her reputation to rest. She was dubbed “The Wickedest Woman in New York”. In 1855, Frederica Medinger, a German immigrant, approached Restell entreating her to allow her to stay in her residence until the birth of her child According to Medinger, Restell gave her six pills at the time of the birth. A day after the birth, Medinger asked for her child and was told by Mme. Restell that the child had disappeared. The Madame was accused of kidnapping and being too greedy. When Restell was brought to court, Medinger did not show. Many assumed Restell had paid her to drop the case. Restell was dismissed and the woman and her baby were never heard of again. It is assumed the child was adopted out by Restell. Madame Restell had amassed a fortune. She owned several plots of land, one of which featured an extravagant mansion. She had the finest horses, carriages, and silk dresses. The Civil War gave Mme. Restell the cover she needed to get her business back on her feet. Although she had been imprisoned once and accused numerous times, Restell appeared ultimately unscathed. Anthony Comstock was a moral reformer. He sought not only to stop sexual acts, but to control the very way society thought about sex. He considered any information regarding the prevention or termination of a pregnancy to be pornographic. In 1873, the US Congress enacted the “Comstock Law” which made it illegal to discuss or distribute anything considered “obscene” by the government. Breaking these laws were punishable by six months to five years in prison and a fine of $100-$2000. Politician Anthony Comstock, posed as a customer looking for birth control pills and brought the police round the next day to have her arrested. Bail was set at $1000. Restell was said to have reached into her purse to pull out $10,000, but the judge would only accept regular bail bonds. Madame Restell had to pay a bondsman. Following Restell’s arrest in early 1878, a maid discovered Restell in the bathtub at her Fifth Avenue home; she had slit her own throat on the morning of April 1, 1878. Upon her death, she was found to be worth between $500,000-$600,000 ($12.4 million-$14.9 million in present-day terms. G. $25


NY389. H.C. White Co., Bennington, Vt. 8299. General Slocum Disaster, New York Harbor, June 15, 1904.–Diver going down for bodies in upper saloon, out of which over 175 were taken. This disaster was the worst in NYC history until 9/11. See my article on this disaster. VG. $45


NY390. D. Appleton & Co., NY. No. 1. Bowling Green, on the arrival of the Prince of Wales in New York. G. $75


NYC-1964-1965 World’s Fair. Lot of 14 stereoviews by Ethan P. Jackman. G. $495


NY391. E&HT Anthony. No. 5080. Looking up Broadway from the corner of Broome St. Photo sign on right. VG. $75


NY392. E&HT Anthony. No. 2957. The Funeral of President Lincoln, New-York, April 25th, 1865. Partial 2-cent tax stamp on verso. E. $250


NY393. E&HT Anthony. War Views. No. 920. The Return of the New York 69th Regiment, N.Y.S.N.G. 2-cent tax stamp on verso. VG. $300


NY394. [George Stacy]. Stereoview, circa 1865, shows A.T. Stewart’s Store on the south east corner of 10th St. and Broadway in NYC. Mathew Brady’s gallery sign is visible at center right of image. The gallery was located at 785 Broadway, on the south-west corner of 10 St. We are looking east on 10th Street. VG. $125


NY398. London Stereoscopic Co. William England. The Atlantic Telegraph Jubilee, New York. View of the Procession in its progress up the Broadway. G. $100