PH34. No ID. Nashua, NH. Morrill & Co. Express Store & Wagon. Photo Studio with Displays & Skylight. There is a cigar store Indian at left. VG. $275

No ID. Photographer’s dark wagon with black boy standing by its side. Tinted. G. $40

S.R. Stoodard, Glens Falls, NY. 398. Camp Life. This is a self-portrait of Stoddard. He is seated facing the camera and taking his own portrait by operating a string that is visible in the view. VG. $125

V.L. Sutton, Hornellsville, NY. Views on the line of the N.Y.L.C.& O. RR. Rock City, (near Olean). Dark tent, looks like there might be someone under there sensitizing plates. VG. $150

M. Nowack, Minnehaha Gallery, Minneapolis, Minn. Photographer’s dark tent is set-up on the boat. G. $50

[T.J. Trapp]. This view shows T.J. Trapp’s Photograph Gallery. There is a large sign on the building as well as well as a sign on a kiosk on the street. There appears to be a photo display hung by one of the upstairs windows. Trapp was located in Williamsport, Pa. G. $295

HC White Co., North Bennington, Vt. 8282. The Home of Perfecscopes and Perfec-Stereographs. An Automatic Printing Machine, Stereograph Department. VG. $250

B.W. Kilburn, Littleton, NH. Cutting Department of B.W. Kilburn & Co.’s Celebrated Stereoscopic View Factory. All the workers are women. E. $350

D. Appleton & Co., NY. Interior of the D. Appleton & Co. store at 443 & 445 Broadway, NY. While this view has no back label, I have copied the back label from another copy of this view in my collection. The label reads “Stereoscopes and Views. D. Appleton & Co, in removing to their New Store, 443 & 445 Broadway, New York, Would beg to direct especial attention to their extensive assortment of Stereoscopes and Stereoscopic Slides, Which are selected by their Agents in London and Paris, as they issue from the respective manufacturers, thereby securing a constant succession of Novelties by every Steamer from Europe.” This is a fabulous view with hundreds of Brewster viewers on the shelves, Beckers viewers as well, advertisement for views of the Moon, etc., from one of the early, important American makers and distributors. Tinted. G. $650

Interior view of the D. Appleton & Co. Stereoscopic Emporium, 346 and 348 Broadway, New York. This view is on a New York Stereoscopic Co. mount and the title on verso is “View of the Grand Canal, Venice.” Obviously not so. Tinted. G. $350

W.H. Jackson, Washington, D.C. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey of the Territories, Prof. F. V. Hayden, in charge. Stereo Studies among the Great Tetons of Snake River. 515-Photographing in High Places. Great view of Jackson at work, his dark tent, lensboards, plate boxes, other equipment strewn about. G. $800

[George Stacy]. No. 431. New Year’s Calls. Genre scene with Beckers viewer and binoculars on table. VG. $50

W.H. Jackson. Scenery of the Union Pacific Railroad. No. 11. Camp in Echo Canyon. Jackson is leaning over by the fire, his camera and plate boxes by his side. Note the negative number on the dark mark on the tent in the right image. VG. $675

H.H. Bennett, Kilbourn City, Wis. Curiosities of Adams and Juneau Counties. 412. Camp Ne-un-gah Ah-rue-chu. (Mosquito Bite.) Bennett is 2nd from right; William Metcalf is on right with keg of rum. VG. $125

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No ID. 62. Breakfast is Ready. This is photographer Seaver’s boat in Florida. Basket of eggs, tin cans, plate box, etc. in evidence. VG. $75

No ID. Tropical Scenery, Florida. The Ocklawaha River. 60. Poor Alligator. This is photographer Seaver’s boat. VG. $150

No ID. Susquehannah Pa. Commercial Block. There is a sign for “Photographs” on the front of the brick building and down at awning level is “Evans & Allen.” VG. $65

E. Anthony. A Ramble through the Southern Tier on the Route of the Erie Rail Road. No. 726. In the Ramapo Valley, near Southfields. With Artist’s Train in the foreground. The white car is likely the mobile photographer’s studio car. Cancelled 2-cent tax stamp on verso. VG. $250

Stereal Travel Co. 10. Photographs for large and small. Tokio, Japan. Photo displays outside studio. VG. $150

Universal Photo Art. Co. Herbert Ponting photographer. 86. The geisha girls entertaining American travelers in Japan. The man on the right is photographer Herbert Ponting. Copyright 1902 by C.H. Graves. E. $300

Keystone. 28024. “So you think that one’s good? Wait till you see this one!” Henry Ford and Anton Lang in Oberammergau. E. $85

G. F. Gates, from small sign in booth. 20. The Bazaar, Taughannock. VG. $150

Floating Photographic Van  Floating Photographic Van
PH126. G.K. Proctor, Salem, Mass. View of his Floating Photographic Van on bridge. Proctor was awarded Patent Number 83,545 in 1868 for a photographic room. The room was designed in the shape of an elongated oval, which reflected light toward the center of the room. The room was lighted artificially through a magnesium flame. Photographs could be taken with a 15 second exposure, day or night. Proctor was murdered by his wife: Salem, Mass., Feb 2. — The police this afternoon arrested Mrs. Proctor for the murder of her husband, George K. Proctor, on July 27, 1882, on a capias, the Grand Jury having found an indictment. Mr. Proctor was found unconscious in his cellar, and it was at first thought to be paralysis, but an autopsy showed that he had a bullet in his brain. Detectives have worked on the case since, resulting in this arrest. VG. $200

Willam Kurtz Photo Gallery NY
PH128. [William Kurtz]. Kurtz was a distinguished NYC portrait photographer, known for his mastery of lighting and shadow, dubbed his “Rembrandt style.” By the early 1880s, he was a specialist in taking portraits at night, using flash powder. He photographed many luminaries including Walt Whitman. VG. $400

Photograph Gallery by Morrow Photograph Gallery by Morrow Photograph Gallery by Morrow
DT59. S.J. Morrow, Yankton, Dakota. Very busy street scene in unidentified town, possibly Yankton. There is a sign at left for “Photograph Gallery,” as well as photographic displays in front of the storefront. Many other interesting signs. G. $400

Photographer and Crinilines Photographer and Crinilines
PH133. No ID. The Dangers and Perplexities of Crinoline. Tinted view showing photographer, photographic displays, etc. G. $150

George Stacy in photo
PH138. George Stacy, NY. No. 432. New Year’s Morning-Preparing to Call. Stacy himself stands at right cleaning a file. On the table in front of him, there are photographs, an album, and a pair of binoculars. VG. $50

Montpelier in Winter
VT133. C.H. Freeman, Montpelier, Vt. Montpelier in Winter. Freeman’s Gallery camera sign at top right. G. $85

PH158. John P. Soule, Boston. Kittens. Cat-O-Graph-Ic. Tinted. G. $150

PH159. Ryder’s Photographic Landscapes, Cleveland, O. Advertising boat of E.B. Nock. From the great-granddaughter of E.B. Nock: “The boat was in the pond at Public Square [Cleveland] from about 1875-1900. He had been a cook on a river boat when he was young and entertained passengers in the evening by playing his guitar. A photographer offered to teach him photography if E. B. would show him how to play the guitar. I believe this is why he used the boat for advertising. The man who raised the flag on Public Square would wind the boat mechanism as well so the figures could move around the decks.” VG. $150

PH160. John P. Soule, Boston. No. 8. Camp, near Glen House. This view shows Soule standing at left in his photographic camp. A large camera is at center, a dark tent to the right. Other equipment and supplies lie about. Pinholes top and bottom of card. VG. $350

PH161. Thomas Houseworth & Co., San Francisco. 101. The Photographic and Optical Instrument Establishment of the Publishers, 117 and 119 Montgomery St. G. $850

IL97. W.E. Bowman, Ottawa, Ill. Members of the National Photographic Association taken at Buffalo, N.Y. July 18, 1873. Fair. $75