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George Stacy. His Royal Highness, the Prince of Wales, with Mayor Howard of Portland on his left; and in front, Lord Lyons with the Duke of Newcastle on his left; photographed just prior to departure on board his fleet, at Portland, Maine, October 20, 1860. G+. $125

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E&HT Anthony. No. 219. Miss Sarah Sheaf, the Prize Equestrian, at the Caledonia Agricultural Fair, St. Johnsbury, Vt. Age, Ten Years. VG. $75

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E&HT Anthony. No. 2014. The Princess of Wales-Albergeldie Castle. E. $125

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E&HT Anthony. Photographic Negative by Brady. The Fairy Wedding Party. Mr. & Mrs. Genl. Tom Thumb, Commodore Nutt and Miss Minnie Warren. This was taken the day of the great wedding at Grace Church, NYC, Feb. 10, 1860. Tinted. VG. $125

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E&HT Anthony. No. 2016. The Prince of Wales-Abergeldie Castle. VG. $125

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C.H. Shute & Son, Edgartown, Mass. No. 321. Intr. of the Hermit’s House, Quidnet, Nantucket. G+. $45

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No. ID. Just a great view of a heavyset woman with a pail dressed for the storm. VG. $25

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No ID. Captain Jinks of the Horse Marines. VG. $65

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E&HT Anthony. Prominent Portraits-The Stage. No. 5441. Adelaide Ristori, great Italian Tragedienne. Ms. Ristori was born in 1821. She played Lady Macbeth with Edwin Booth. G+. $45

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Keystone. 19089. Sousa’s Famous Marine Band Playing on South Steps of Treasury Building, Washington, DC. VG. $25

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E&HT Anthony. No. 125. Blondin on the Tight Rope. VG. $100

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Savage & Ottinger, Salt Lake City. Pres. B. Young, Born June 1st, 1801. VG. $200

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[Mormons] Underwood & Underwood. President Joseph F. Smith (left), 2nd Coun. Anthon H. Lund (center), 1st Coun. John R. Winder (right). Copyright 1904 by U&U. VG. $150


PP110.
J. Gurney & Son, NY. Horace Greeley (1811-1872), editor of the New York Tribune. VG. $250


PP115.
Castle & Harnett, Cleveland, O. Ret. Rev. Charles P. McIlvaine, Bishop of Ohio. Professor of Ethics at West Point, 1825; Author of popular book on “the Evidences;’ Civil War period orator, appointed to accompany Thurlow Weed to England when they favored the south. G. $150


PP127.
J. Gurney & Son, NY. Clara Louise Kellogg. Clara Louise Kellogg (July 9, 1842 – May 13, 1916) was an American singer. Clara Louise Kellogg was born in Sumterville, South Carolina, the daughter of Jane Elizabeth (Crosby) and George Kellogg. She received her musical training in New York City and first sang in opera there in 1861. Her fine soprano voice and artistic gifts soon made her famous. She appeared as prima donna in Italian opera in London and at concerts in 1867 and 1868, and from that time till 1887 was one of the leading public singers. She appeared at intervals in London, but was principally engaged in America. VG. $25

  
PP162.
J. Gurney & Son. Edwin Booth. E. $150

     
PP164.
M.B. Brady. Published by E. Anthony. The Prince of Wales and Suite. Brady’s 1860 copyright line in right margin. Members of the suite are all identified on label verso. (KR) G+. $250

     
PP166.
London Stereographic & Photographic Company. Dublin International Exhibition, 1865. No. 29. Group. Prince of Wales, Lord & Lady Wodehouse, etc. Vintage manuscript on verso: “Taken 11th May 1865. Private visit of Prince of Wales to Exhibition which he opened on the 9th.” VG. $125


PP171.
J. Gurney & Son, NY. Kellogg. G. $25

  
PP173.
Slee Bros., Poughkeepsie, NY. Miss Morse-Daughter of Prof. S.F.B. Morse. VG. $150

  
PP175.
E&HT Anthony. Prominent Portraits. No. 2879. Rear Admiral Milles [sic], Commanding English Fleet in N.Y. Harbor. This is actually Rear Admiral Sir Alexander Milne (1806-1896). The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography says: “Milne was appointed to command the North America and West Indies station in January 1860, a post that rapidly became central to British diplomacy and naval activity. The difficulties occasioned by the American Civil War, notably the federal blockade of the southern states, the Trent crisis of late 1861, concern for the security of Canada, the French intervention in Mexico, ensured that his term, extended by one year until 1864, was peculiarly demanding.” VG. $350

  
PP176.
Alden, Springfield, Mass. George Cheney, Mill River Flood 1874, Gatekeeper, made a famous ride warning of the flood. VG. $65

  
PP179.
E.M. Van Aken, Elmira, NY. Views in Liliput Land. Park Church Fair, Dec. 1875. An Oriental scene with tea urn, incense burner, etc. VG. $50

  
PP180.
E.M. Van Aken, Elmira, NY. Views in Liliput Land. Park Church Fair, Dec. 1875. Looks like a group of the Liliput inhabitants. VG. $65

  
PP185.
E&HT Anthony. Prominent Portraits-The Stage. No. 2870. Mr. J.K. Mortimer, Actor. VG. $75

  
PP186.
E&HT Anthony. Prominent Portraits-The Stage. No. 5465. John Sefton, Actor. G. $65


PP200.
P.F. Weil, NY. Stereoscopic Studies. Sportsmans’ Studio. VG. $75


PP205.
J.A. French, Keene, NH. Willie R. Fisher, the Fat Boy of Harrisville, N.H. The Wonder of Cheshire County. Willie’s story is on verso. G. $200


PP211.
No ID. Interesting view of a man with his arm on a large statue of Bishop Matthew Simpson, looking up at its face. Matthew Simpson (20 June 1811 – 18 June 1884), was a bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church, elected in 1852. Bishop Simpson was a close, personal and trusted friend of President Lincoln, who considered his advice of great value. He attended the family at Lincoln’s death and gave the sermon at his funeral in Springfield, IL. During the Civil War, Bishop Simpson delivered a number of speeches on behalf of the Union. G. $75


PP212.
Evans & Soule, Photographic Artists, Boston, Mass. Mark Twain Group. Nibbled bottom center o/w G. $750


PP214.
No ID. New York City Views. James W. Wallack and Family. VG. $45


PP216.
J. Gurney & Son, NY. Johann Strauss. VG. $175


PP220.
No ID. Rev. Henry Ward Beecher at his Cottage, Peekskill, N.Y. G. $125

Mrs. Taylor and her Barrel After the Trip over the Falls
PP229. Griffith & Griffith. Niagara-Assisting Mrs. Taylor out of the barrel after the terrible trip over the Falls. This is a famous image that was reproduced in newspapers of the time. Very uncommon view from a difficult to find series by G&G. Copyright 1901 by M.H. Zahner. G. $100

Mrs. Hannah Battersby, Weight 700 lbs. Mrs. Hannah Battersby, Weight 700 lbs.
PP232. E&HT Anthony. Prominent Portraits. No. 2843. Mrs. Hannah Battersby. Weight 700 lbs. 2-cent, cancelled tax stamp on verso. G. $125

P.T. Barnum and Party at Mirror Lake, Yosemite P.T. Barnum and Party at Mirror Lake, Yosemite
Cal572. Thomas Houseworth & Co., San Francisco, Cal. Yo-Semite Valley. 1680. P.T. Barnum and Group, at Mirror Lake. VG. $150

Marconi, Genius of Wireless Telegraphy
PP244. Keystone. V11969. G. Marconi, the Genius of Wireless Telegraphy. VG. $125

Edison, Ford and Firestone
PP247. Keystone. 18551. A Triumvirate of Friendship: Edison, Ford and Firestone. VG. $125

McKinley and Booker T. Washington McKinley and Booker T. Washington
PR144. U&U. President McKinley, Gov. Jos. E. Johnston and Booker T. Washington, Tuskegee, Alabama. Copyright 1902. Note thin peel on verso. G. $150

Hayden Scientific Party Hayden Scientific Party
Colo211. Gurnsey’s Rocky Mountain Views. No. 19. Hayden Scientific Party, La Vita Pass, Colorado, 1877. Another copy of this view which has been sold had a back label that listed the people in the view, several of whom were numbered in the image itself: No. 1, Dr. F.V. Hayden, United States Geologist; No. 2. General Strachey, the great English R.R. Engineer; No. 3. Dr. Asa Gray, Professor of Botany, Harvard College; No. 4. Sir Joseph Hooker, Professor of Botany, in charge of Botanical Gardens of Kew, England; No. 5. Dr. C.B. Lamborn; No. 6. Capt. Stephenson, Hayden’s Chief of Staff; No. 7. Mrs. General Strachey; No. 8. Mrs. Asa Gray. I have included photocopies of the front and back of that card along with this view. G. $450

Gems of German Life Gems of German Life
PP250. Loescher & Petsch, Photographers, Berlin. Gems of German Life. VG+. $40

Gems of German Life Gems of German Life
PP251. Loescher & Petsch, Photographers, Berlin. Gems of German Life. VG. $45

Mrs. Maxwell
PP254. Chamberlain, Denver. Col. Mrs. M.A. Maxwell’s Rocky Mountain Museum. From the back label: “This Museum is the result of the untiring labor and artistic skill of Mrs. M.A. Maxwell, the proprietress, who, besides killing many of the Birds, Mammals and Reptiles, has prepared and arranged them all.” This view shows Mrs. Maxwell amid her creations. VG. $75

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PP257. J. Lowry, Wien. Portrait of unidentified woman, likely an actress of the time. VG. $25

pp258
PP258. J. Lowry, Wien. Tinted Portrait of an unidentified woman, likely an actress of the time. Trimmed at sides. G. $15

pp260
PP260. No ID. Poses Gracieuses. Tinted. Slight trim at sides. G. $15

 
Pres97. Joseph W. Warren, Fall River, Mass. Grant at Oak Bluffs. G. $95

Woman Dressed as 9 of Spades
PP268. Tinted stereoview of woman dressed as the Nine of Spades. Trimmed at right margin. G. $25

General Tom Thumb
PP270. [London Stereoscopic Company]. General Tom Thumb and soldiers, England, 1858. VG. $300

pp272
PP272. No ID. Interesting view but untitled. VG. $20

Mrs. Gen. Grant pp274b
PP274. E&HT Anthony. Prominent Portraits. No. 2096. Mrs. Lieut. Gen. Grant. G. $200

George Bernard Shaw Stereoview
PP276. Keystone View Company. 34505. George Bernard Shaw , Author and Dramatist, on a Visit to the Hawaiian Islands. E. $85

Yellowstone Kelly
NA671. S.J. Morrow, Yankton, D.T. Hunter discovers Indians Trail. This is Luther Sage “Yellowstone” Kelly (1849-1928). See my blog on Yellowstone Kelly. G. $500


PP285. J. Gurney & Son, NY. Euphrosyne Parepa-Rose (5/7/36-1/21/74). British operatic soprano. VG. $35


PP286. J. Moran, Philadelphia. No. 40. Landscape Studies. Summer Rambles. Frankford Creek. The man fishing in the view is most probably artist Edward Moran, brother of John, the photographer. G. $125


PP297. [E&HT Anthony], although unlabeled. Horace Greeley’s Farm at Chappaqua, N.Y. 10348-Trimming Trees. The man in the view is Horace Greeley. G. $75


PP320. [A.J. Russell]. Gen. Frank Bains’ Sons. VG. $250


PP321. The Fine-Art Photographers’ Publishing Co., London. 16531-Spectacular Feat of Ivy Baldwin, the Celebrated Tight-Rope Performer, Eldorado Springs, Colo. VG. $50


PP322. Keystone. 14207. Highest and Longest Tight-Rope Walk on Record, 580 Feet High and 555 Feet Long-By Ivy Baldwin, near Boulder, Colo. VG. $50

 
GL258. Platt D. Babbitt, Niagara Falls. Rope Ascension over Niagara River. VG. $350

 
GL259. Platt D. Babbitt, Niagara Falls. Rope Ascension over Niagara River. G. $300


PP323. J. Gurney & Son, NY. Charles Dickens. VG. $175


PP324. Annie Edson Taylor after going over Niagara Falls in her barrel, Oct. 24, 1901. VG. $75


PP325. Annie Edson Taylor after going over Niagara Falls in her barrel, Oct. 24, 1901. VG. $75


PP327. Keystone. 33852. The Indian Leader, the Mahatma Gandhi. E. $35


PP329. Kilburn Brothers, Littleton, NH. 2311. Sir Isaac Newton Gay. He was a long time resident of Bethlehem, New Hampshire and a farmer having arrived there in the late 1790s and passing away in the late 1880s. In his later years he was known as an eccentric, a hermit, and even a fool. The ramshackle building was located across from the Maplewood and it housed a number of curiosities that attracted hotel guests from which Sir Isaac would extract small amounts of money. Most agreed that it was full of rubbish but the man’s eccentricities made it worth a stop. At the time, a local eccentric was considered a hotel amenity. About his name, Sir Isaac said it was given to him by his mother and would say no more. VG. $15


PP330. Keystone. V28007. Most Famous Inventor of the Age, Thomas A. Edison in his Laboratory. VG. $75


PP331. Keystone. V11961. John D. Rockefeller-the Richest Man in the World. VG. $50


PP332. Signed on verso “Lowell Thomas.” Writer, actor, traveler, and broadcaster. VG. $40


PP333. Keystone. Without printed title but this is 32796. Will Rogers, Humorist, Was in the Press Section for Both Conventions, Chicago. VG. $50


PP340. Unidentified portrait of gentleman. VG. $25


PP344. No. 469.-The Wallack Group. All identified in pencil on verso. VG. $125


PP345. J. Gurney & Son, NY. Christina Nilsson, Countess de Casa Miranda, also called Christine Nilsson (20 August 1843 – 22 November 1921) was a Swedish dramatic coloratura soprano. Possessed of a pure and brilliant voice of first three then two and a half octaves trained in the bel canto technique, and noted for her graceful appearance and stage presence, she enjoyed a twenty-year career as a top-rank international singer before her 1888 retirement. A contemporary of one of the Victorian era’s most famous divas, Adelina Patti, the two were often compared by reviewers and audiences, and were sometimes believed to be rivals. Nilsson became a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Music in 1869. VG. $25


PP346. J. Gurney & Son, NY. Rose Massey (c.1845 – 23 July 1883) was a 19th-century English stage actress. Massey first appeared at the Haymarket Theatre in London in July 1867, playing the role of Mary Meredith in Our American Cousin, but later gained attention in her 1871 performance as Fatima in Blue Beard at the Covent Garden Theatre. Her New York debut was in February 1869, in The Field of the Cloth of Gold at Wood’s Museum. Massey played a number of roles opposite actor Henry James Montague, whom she followed to the United States and later sued in 1875 for breach of promise to marry. She claimed to have a son fathered by Montague, and it made a stir when Massey also released “sappy” letters to her from Montague. That case ended, however, when Montague died in 1878. In addition to her liaison with Montague, Massey also had a relationship with Alex Henderson (1828-1886) (spouse of burlesque producer Lydia Thompson). That relationship produced a daughter, Helen Massey. Massey was also the mother of actress Blanche Massey (born circa 1878). Massey died of consumption in New York on July 23, 1883 and is buried at Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn. VG. $25


PP347. J. Gurney & Son, NY. Miss Cary. Phoebe Cary (September 4, 1824 – July 31, 1871) was an American poet, and the younger sister of poet Alice Cary (1820–1871). She was a great poet who composed a Legend of Northland which is very beautiful poem. The sisters co-published poems in 1849, and then each went on to publish volumes of their own. After their deaths in 1871, joint anthologies of the sisters’ unpublished poems were also compiled. G. $25


PP348. London Stereoscopic Co. The late Mr. Brunel. G. $1200