Be-hold No. 45, Vintage Photographs

Auction Currency:USD Auction Location:Yonkers, New York, United States

Auction Details

This is our 24th auction of original vintage historical photographs. The material is organized by type of photographs, starting with daguerreotypes and moving through ambrotypes, tintypes and union cases. Small-format prints on paper and board mounts include Cartes de visite, Cabinet and Boudoir cards, and stereo views. The final section is a much expanded presentation of 19th and 20th century original photographic prints. Some of the material is of historical importance, other material deals with the art of photography. Everything is guaranteed authentic and as described. Great attention is paid to giving you a clear and accurate sense of the condition of the material. An explanation of our condition codes at the end of every entry, such as [3+], can be found at our website Be-hold.com. You will find additional information about our activities, and subscribing information for our beautifully produced printed catalog, and our popular free Newsletter on aspects of collecting photographs. Contact Be-hold at behold@be-hold.com or 914.423.5806 for further information.
1/4 plate Daguerreotype   ON THE ROOF.1/411/4 plate Daguerreotype ON THE ROOF.1/4
1/4 plate daguerreotype in stippled octagonal mat, in very fine ogee frame. A gentleman is seated outdoors on the roof of
Start Price : 900.00 | Estimates : 900.00 - 1,500.00
1/4 plate  Daguerreotype   A NEW HOUSE.21/4 plate Daguerreotype A NEW HOUSE.
1/4 plate daguerreotype in a stippled octagonal mat, in a full early case with plain leather exterior with inscribed rectangle near the outer edges, w
Start Price : 2,000.00 | Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
1/4 Daguerreotype by Root  BURSTING WITH LIFE.31/4 Daguerreotype by Root BURSTING WITH LIFE.
Hope you can see the special character of this 1/6 plate daguerreotype in an oval mat by M. A. Root, Philadelphia. Actually "character" is...
Start Price : 1,200.00 | Estimates : 1,200.00 - 1,750.00
1/2 plate Daguerreotype   COUPLE BY GURNEY.41/2 plate Daguerreotype COUPLE BY GURNEY.
Gorgeous 1/2 plate daguerreotype with many fine details, particularly the woman's dress. The heads are placed side by side at the same scale, so we ca
Start Price : 2,500.00 | Estimates : 2,500.00 - 3,200.00
Sold to absaler for (2,500.00 + 375.00) x 1 = 2,875.00
1/4 plate Daguerreotype   FULL STANDING WOMAN BY ANSON.51/4 plate Daguerreotype FULL STANDING WOMAN BY ANSON.
1/4 plate daguerreotype. The bottom of her dress stands out from the patterned rug. She holds a book or case. Nice coloration. "Anson" is ...
Start Price : 400.00 | Estimates : 400.00 - 500.00
Sold to absaler for (440.00 + 66.00) x 1 = 506.00
Daguerreotype   PALE BLUE DRESS, 1/6 plate ANSON6Daguerreotype PALE BLUE DRESS, 1/6 plate ANSON
1/6 plate daguerreotype by Anson. In excellent thermoplastic case, "Fireman Saving Child 1" (Berg 1 - 96.) Several images in this sale cam...
Start Price : 275.00 | Estimates : 275.00 - 500.00
Sold to nanacac for (330.00 + 49.50) x 1 = 379.50
1/6 plate Daguerreotype   BROODING, by Plumbe.71/6 plate Daguerreotype BROODING, by Plumbe.
1/6 plate daguerreotype in a stippled thin octagonal mat, in full (slightly worn) case with rose silk pad. This portrait with nice coloration has the
Start Price : 275.00 | Estimates : 275.00 - 500.00
Sold to guildford1965 for (275.00 + 41.25) x 1 = 316.25
Daguerreotype   THE PIOUS ONE. That's her "occupation."8Daguerreotype THE PIOUS ONE. That's her "occupation."
A woman in a lace cap reads her bible through her spectacles as she knits. Lots of fine detail of the lace, the yarn, the printed text. But it's her f
Start Price : 350.00 | Estimates : 350.00 - 500.00
Sold to sierra132 for (600.00 + 90.00) x 1 = 690.00
Daguerreotype   WOMAN WITH A DAGUERREOTYPE OF HER HUSBAND.9Daguerreotype WOMAN WITH A DAGUERREOTYPE OF HER HUSBAND.
She has an interesting expression. Nice coloring of her dress, with a deep red pin. Note how the 1/2 plate daguerreotype she holds is reversed. 1/6 pl
Start Price : 625.00 | Estimates : 625.00 - 1,000.00
Daguerrotype   MOTHER HOLDS SLEEPING BABE.10Daguerrotype MOTHER HOLDS SLEEPING BABE.
Both appear content. It's interesting to compare this with a modern mother and child photograph, Lot 200. 1/6 plate daguerreotype in early seals, in s
Start Price : 275.00 | Estimates : 275.00 - 500.00
Daguerreotype   MOTHER HOLDS DECEASED BABE.11Daguerreotype MOTHER HOLDS DECEASED BABE.
How do we know the baby is deceased and not sleeping? The floral arrangement is a clue. The young mother has a "resigned" expression; that...
Start Price : 325.00 | Estimates : 325.00 - 500.00
1/6 plate Daguerreotype   CORAL NECKLACE, MARBLE COLUMN.121/6 plate Daguerreotype CORAL NECKLACE, MARBLE COLUMN.
Very pleasing 1/6 plate daguerreotype in elliptical mat, early seals present but loose. In a fine example of the "Beehive, farm motif-2" c...
Start Price : 225.00 | Estimates : 225.00 - 500.00
Sold to esotericagallery for (225.00 + 33.75) x 1 = 258.75
1/9 plate oval Daguerreotype   SHOWING OFF HIS HAIR.131/9 plate oval Daguerreotype SHOWING OFF HIS HAIR.
1/9 plate oval daguerreotype bust profile, in "Grapevine" case (Berg 2 - 106.) Image and case are both [3+]
Start Price : 125.00 | Estimates : 125.00 - 300.00
Daguerreotype   BOY WITH HORSE TOY.14Daguerreotype BOY WITH HORSE TOY.
1/9 plate daguerreotype in oval mat. Interesting case, Berg 3 - 286C3. This has the cameo placed upside down! Plate [3+], case [4-]
Start Price : 225.00 | Estimates : 225.00 - 350.00
Sold to floor for (330.00 + 49.50) x 1 = 379.50
Daguerreotype   MAN WITH SUNGLASSES.15Daguerreotype MAN WITH SUNGLASSES.
These have shades that swivel over from the side. 1/6 plate daguerreotype in stippled scalloped mat. In excellent example of "Fireman Saving Ch...
Start Price : 450.00 | Estimates : 450.00 - 750.00
Sold to floor for (660.00 + 99.00) x 1 = 759.00
1/6 Daguerreotype   SMILING WOMAN, FACIAL HAIR161/6 Daguerreotype SMILING WOMAN, FACIAL HAIR
1/6 plate daguerreotype in stippled oval mat, in full case with floral design, original spine. Plate has a "bump" to the left of her head....
Start Price : 90.00 | Estimates : 90.00 - 150.00
Sold to nanacac for (90.00 + 13.50) x 1 = 103.50
Daguerreotype   GERMAN FAMILY IN NEW YORK CITY.17Daguerreotype GERMAN FAMILY IN NEW YORK CITY.
1/2 plate in octagonal mat, hanging frame. An old typed inscription attached to the back reads "Dr. med Carl Henschel and his wife, Caroline Ma...
Start Price : 375.00 | Estimates : 375.00 - 600.00
Daguerreotype   TWO OF THE SAME FRENCH YOUNG WOMAN.18Daguerreotype TWO OF THE SAME FRENCH YOUNG WOMAN.
1/4 plate daguerreotype in paper mat with oval cutout, 5" x 4 3/8", with its paper seal enforced with modern seal, no case. Plus a 1/6 pla...
Start Price : 350.00 | Estimates : 350.00 - 500.00
Sold to dogtype for (350.00 + 52.50) x 1 = 402.50
Framed Daguerreotype   GIRL BESIDE CHAIR.19Framed Daguerreotype GIRL BESIDE CHAIR.
1/6 plate daguerreotype in passepartout and wooden frame. Some cloudiness on the underside of the glass. The paper backing is not original, so I can't
Start Price : 150.00 | Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to esotericagallery for (240.00 + 36.00) x 1 = 276.00
1/2 plate French oval Daguerreotype   GIRL ON CHAIR.201/2 plate French oval Daguerreotype GIRL ON CHAIR.
This 1/2 plate oval daguerreotype definitely IS French as can be. The warm tone of the silver is set off by the burgundy silk pad. The clear-skinned f
Start Price : 1,400.00 | Estimates : 1,400.00 - 2,000.00
Ambrotype   DAGUERREOTYPIST WITH LEWIS-TYPE CAMERA, TRIPOD.21Ambrotype DAGUERREOTYPIST WITH LEWIS-TYPE CAMERA, TRIPOD.
He holds the cloth that will cover and uncover the lens. Fine 1/4 plate ambrotype on ruby glass. [4] This is just at the perio
Start Price : 1,500.00 | Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,500.00
Sold to floor for (4,000.00 + 600.00) x 1 = 4,600.00
Ambrotype   HANDSOME WHOLE PLATE.22Ambrotype HANDSOME WHOLE PLATE.
As with Lot 1, one can suppose that this is a self portrait, particularly because the subject appears so dashing. There's a gilded pin on his shirt fr
Start Price : 750.00 | Estimates : 750.00 - 1,200.00
Ambrotype   SULKY IN A VILLAGE STREET.23Ambrotype SULKY IN A VILLAGE STREET.
Parked before the establishment of Samuel C. Fisher. The wheels of another carriage can be seen beneath the horse, with another person in front of it.
Start Price : 850.00 | Estimates : 850.00 - 1,200.00
Sold to absaler for (850.00 + 127.50) x 1 = 977.50
Ambrotype   RIDERS IN THE STREET.24Ambrotype RIDERS IN THE STREET.
Horizontal 1/6 plate ambrotype. The figures are identified on the label on the back of the case, and dated May 18, '59. Another hand, in pen, says &...
Start Price : 1,600.00 | Estimates : 1,600.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to floor for (1,600.00 + 240.00) x 1 = 1,840.00
Ambrotype   RAGAMUFFIN CLASS.25Ambrotype RAGAMUFFIN CLASS.
4 men and 1 woman teacher flank this large group of young students. This 1/4 plate horizontal ambrotype is not a technical masterpiece, but it is in i
Start Price : 225.00 | Estimates : 225.00 - 500.00
Sold to esotericagallery for (225.00 + 33.75) x 1 = 258.75
Ambrotype   GENTLEMAN 2 WIVES WITH PIPES26Ambrotype GENTLEMAN 2 WIVES WITH PIPES
WIVES. The women have what seems to be pipe stems in their mouths, and they hold the bowls in their laps. Many details are gilded. It has been suggest
Start Price : 500.00 | Estimates : 500.00 - 750.00
Ambrotype   PERSIFOR FRAZER.27Ambrotype PERSIFOR FRAZER.
Chemist and geologist. Associated with the Coast and Geodetic Survey in 1862-63, and assigned to the Atlantic Squadron of the U.S. Navy. During the Ci
Start Price : 1,500.00 | Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,250.00
Sold to Bgutier965 for (1,500.00 + 225.00) x 1 = 1,725.00
Ambrotype   MIXED BLOOD OJIBWA, ca. 1850.28Ambrotype MIXED BLOOD OJIBWA, ca. 1850.
I recognized the snow goggles and Mike Cowdrey confirmed the identity of this dashing subject, dressed up for his portrait. While sporting his effort
Start Price : 250.00 | Estimates : 250.00 - 750.00
Sold to floor for (550.00 + 82.50) x 1 = 632.50
Ambrotype   FASCINATING BLACK GENTLEMAN.29Ambrotype FASCINATING BLACK GENTLEMAN.
1/6 plate ambrotype in full case. His hair is done up elegantly. I have been vainly trying to put into words what is expressed by his face and stance.
Start Price : 1,650.00 | Estimates : 1,650.00 - 2,250.00
Ambrotype   WORKMAN WITH ONE SUSPENDER.30Ambrotype WORKMAN WITH ONE SUSPENDER.
1/6 plate ambrotype on ruby glass, in decorated oval mat, 1/2 case. [3+]
Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 250.00
Ambrotype   CHUMS IN CAPS, CIGARS31Ambrotype CHUMS IN CAPS, CIGARS
The guy on the left smokes a cigar with a red tip. A slip identifies them. 1/6 ambrotype on ruby glass [4] held to mat with original paper tape, in ex
Start Price : 275.00 | Estimates : 275.00 - 450.00
Sold to commiskeyc for (275.00 + 41.25) x 1 = 316.25
Tintype   BLIND FATHER WITH HIS SON.32Tintype BLIND FATHER WITH HIS SON.
A very moving 1/4 plate tintype, in decorated double elliptical mat, separated case. [3]
Start Price : 350.00 | Estimates : 350.00 - 600.00
Sold to bostonwowo for (350.00 + 52.50) x 1 = 402.50
Tintype   CIVIL WAR ERA LOCOMOTIVE.33Tintype CIVIL WAR ERA LOCOMOTIVE.
CDV-size tintype in the thermoplastic case in which it was found, (Berg 3 - 57), with the engraver's name. The name of the Railroad, that is reversed
Start Price : 300.00 | Estimates : 300.00 - 750.00
Sold to floor for (2,100.00 + 315.00) x 1 = 2,415.00
Tintype   HUNTER WITH HIS WOLF PELT.34Tintype HUNTER WITH HIS WOLF PELT.
A true 1/6 plate tintype [not a CDV-size] in ½ case. He holds his body in an easy swagger, with his weapon and his trophy on the studio pillar....
Start Price : 475.00 | Estimates : 475.00 - 600.00
Tintype   THE LIVING HEAD CLAMP.35Tintype THE LIVING HEAD CLAMP.
A mother with her face obliterated holds the sullen child. The tinted vertical tablecloth adds to the surreal character. Uncased CDV size tintype. [3]
Start Price : 65.00 | Estimates : 65.00 - 150.00
Sold to absaler for (85.00 + 12.75) x 1 = 97.75
Union Case  The Wedding Procession (Berg 1 - 10)36Union Case The Wedding Procession (Berg 1 - 10)
Excellent example of this 1/2 plate. Contains a daguerreotype of a husband and wife. In some instances in this sale, there wer
Start Price : 500.00 | Estimates : 500.00 - 600.00
Sold to nanacac for (500.00 + 75.00) x 1 = 575.00
UNION CASE  Geometric (Berg 3 - 60).37UNION CASE Geometric (Berg 3 - 60).
As Berg notes, this is the largest 1/6 plate size case. There is a scalloped border, and the outside hinges extend way out. Contains a daguerreotype o
Start Price : 275.00 | Estimates : 275.00 - 350.00
UNION CASE  Profile of a Roman Woman (Berg 1 - 134).38UNION CASE Profile of a Roman Woman (Berg 1 - 134).
Fine 1/9 plate daguerreotype of a woman, in decorated scalloped mat. A note behind says it was taken December 1855. [4] Case has just a fine hairline
Start Price : 225.00 | Estimates : 225.00 - 350.00
Sold to nanacac for (225.00 + 33.75) x 1 = 258.75
UNION CASE   Night with Children (Berg 1 - 142).39UNION CASE Night with Children (Berg 1 - 142).
Fine 1/9 plate case with an ambrotype of an identified boy, taken Aug 26th, 1858. [4]
Start Price : 125.00 | Estimates : 125.00 - 200.00
Sold to nanacac for (125.00 + 18.75) x 1 = 143.75
UNION CASE   Day, Aurora 1 (Berg 1 - 143).40UNION CASE Day, Aurora 1 (Berg 1 - 143).
Another fine 1/9 plate case, with a pair of ambrotypes, husband and wife. [4]
Start Price : 125.00 | Estimates : 125.00 - 200.00
Sold to nanacac for (125.00 + 18.75) x 1 = 143.75
Rare   English Union Case.41Rare English Union Case.
Geometric 1/6 plate (Berg 2 - 126) with "Improved Patent Union Case" label inside back. See the article by John Hannavy in "The Dague...
Start Price : 225.00 | Estimates : 225.00 - 300.00
RARE ENGLISH UNION CASE,42RARE ENGLISH UNION CASE,
Geometric case, CDV sized, from England. (Berg 3 - 58) Has pad, no image or preserver. Minor crack in top of the back. [D4-]
Start Price : 225.00 | Estimates : 225.00 - 300.00
CDV  beardless LINCOLN, Brady43CDV beardless LINCOLN, Brady
This is the February 27, 1860 portrait by Brady, taken before Lincoln's speech at Cooper Union (O-17.) It is a clean print
Start Price : 1,200.00 | Estimates : 1,200.00 - 1,750.00
CDV   KIT CARSON AND EDWIN PERRIN.44CDV KIT CARSON AND EDWIN PERRIN.
This 1862 double portrait shows Carson as Colonel in the N. Mexico Volunteers, with Colonel Perrin, who was sent down there to bolster the arms of the
Start Price : 2,000.00 | Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
Sold to floor for (2,200.00 + 330.00) x 1 = 2,530.00
Civil War CDV   HENRY O. RYERSON.45Civil War CDV HENRY O. RYERSON.
Vignette bust on a double red line bordered mount by J. B. McClees, Philadelphia. Blue 2 cent Playing Card Revenue stamp has McClees's initials as can
Start Price : 125.00 | Estimates : 125.00 - 250.00
Sold to modoc1873 for (160.00 + 24.00) x 1 = 184.00
CDV   GENERAL CHARLES W. SANDFORD.46CDV GENERAL CHARLES W. SANDFORD.
Knees-up standing portrait by Anthony/Brady, signed by Brady in the negative. I separated this out from the recent auction of Civil War Generals becau
Start Price : 175.00 | Estimates : 175.00 - 250.00
CDV   CHARLES DEFOREST FREDRICKS.47CDV CHARLES DEFOREST FREDRICKS.
One of the masters of early photography, he was something of an adventurer. As a daguerreotypist he was in partnership for a time with Jeremiah Gurney
Start Price : 300.00 | Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to floor for (1,300.00 + 195.00) x 1 = 1,495.00
CDV   FREDRICKS AND WIFE.48CDV FREDRICKS AND WIFE.
4 self-portraits of the photographer. One as youth, with inscription on the verso, "from an old guerreotype ." One shows him full standing...
Start Price : 350.00 | Estimates : 350.00 - 600.00
Sold to floor for (2,800.00 + 420.00) x 1 = 3,220.00
CDV   FREDRICKS AND FAMILY.49CDV FREDRICKS AND FAMILY.
He smokes a cigar. His wife at various ages. Children. 10 cartes in all, various mount styles and imprints. [2+] to [3]
Start Price : 175.00 | Estimates : 175.00 - 250.00
Sold to cdkat for (880.00 + 132.00) x 1 = 1,012.00
CDV   FREDRICKS AND FAMILY.50CDV FREDRICKS AND FAMILY.
25 more from this family collection. 3 are vignette portraits of Fredricks. Others show his wife, children and other family members. Several are dupli
Start Price : 375.00 | Estimates : 375.00 - 500.00
Sold to floor for (2,200.00 + 330.00) x 1 = 2,530.00