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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. 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

Savage & Ottinger, Salt Lake City. Pres. B. Young, Born June 1st, 1801. VG. $75

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

No ID. New York City Views. James W. Wallack and Family. At Long Branch, NJ. VG. $45

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

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. $50

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

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

PP258. J. Lowry, Wien. Tinted Portrait of an unidentified woman, likely an actress of the time. Trimmed 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. 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

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

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

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

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

PP356. Lucretia Mott. G. $75

PP359. Loescher & Petsch, Berlin. VG. Gems of German Life. VG. $25

PP362. E&HT Anthony. Prominent Portraits. No. 1811. The Prisoner, Miss Pauline Cushman, the Federal Scout and Spy. G. $350

PP364. Henry Ward Beecher. VG. $65

PP373. J. Gurney & Son, NY. Charles Dickens. G. $150

PP374. E&HT Anthony, from photographic negative by Brady. The Fairy Wedding Party. Mr. & Mrs. Genl. Tom Thumb, Commodore Nutt and Miss Minnie Warren. G. $125

PP379. E&HT Anthony. Prominent Portraits. No. 5456. Mlle Ronconi. Opera Singer. VG. $50

PP380. E&HT Anthony. Prominent Portraits. No. 2112. N.P. Willis–Celebrated Author. VG. $50

PP381. E&HT Anthony. Prominent Portraits. No. 5430. Queen Emma, Sandwich Islands. E. $1500

PP382. E&HT Anthony. Prominent Portraits. No. 5441. Adelaide Ristori, great Italian Tragedienne. VG. $75

PP383. E&HT Anthony. Prominent Portraits. No. 1808. Miss Pauline Cushman, The Federal Scout and Spy. Tinted. G. $350

PP384. London Stereoscopic Company. The Gipsy. Tinted. VG. $100

PP385. London Stereoscopic Company. His Majesty, Napoleon III. (Charles Louis). Emperor of the French. Tinted. VG. $50

PP386. London Stereoscopic Company. The Rev. C.H. Spurgeon. VG. $50

PP387. General Tom Thumb in His various Characters. Born Jan. 7, 1838. Weight 25 lbs. Tinted. VG. $250

PP388. Madame Lola Montez (Countess of Landsfeld). VG. $350