C.1900s large format photographs depicting the interior showroom and a trade show booth of a New York scientific and technology publisher. Helping to date the photographs is a sign announcing the publication—“Now Ready”—of the book “Induction Coils,” published by the firm from 1901 to 1909.
1903 Photograph depicts “[r]epresentatives of the...South Omaha Live Stock Exchange,” a rival to the great Chicago stockyard and meatpacking industry. The photo possibly commemorates an excursion made to celebrate the livestock exchange’s twentieth anniversary.
A striking combat press photograph of African-American troops in Italy during World War II. The action photo shows members of a mortar company of the African-American 92nd Infantry Division Buffalo Soldiers firing upon German troops.
Signed one month after his fortieth birthday, this attractive portrait photograph of the pioneering African-American lyric tenor, Roland Hayes, is boldly inscribed to Hayes’ first professional manager, William H. Brennan.
Jewish-American immigrant, academic, and social reformer Felix Adler (1851–1933) founded the Ethical Culture movement in 1877. That year he incorporated the Society for Ethical Culture in New York City. This impressive studio photographic portrait of Felix Adler shows him c. 1910s seated in a monumental Arts & Crafts-style highly carved chair at a matching desk.
Pauline Hall was born Pauline Fredrika Schmidgall. After appearing on Broadway over 800 times, she became a household name. Pauline Hall toured throughout the United States, acting for noted theatrical producers such as Florenz Ziegfeld and David Belasco.