Rare Americana: Photography

Rare Photography from 19th century, early 20th century American History – Carte-de-visites, Cabinet Cards, Signed Photographs, Photo Albums, etc.

C.1888–1895 Original Boudoir Card Photograph Of The New St. Charles Hotel In San Bernardino, California

C.1888–1895 Original Boudoir Card Photograph of the New St. Charles Hotel in San Bernardino, California

Detailed photograph shows building's facade and streetscape details. The New St. Charles Hotel replaced an older hotel just across the street.

$75

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Memphis, Tennessee Photographer, C.H. Poland: Two Hand-Colored Photographs

Memphis, Tennessee Photographer, C.H. Poland: Two Hand-Colored Photographs

Pair of elaborately overpainted photographs from 1918 depicting a woman with displays of large floral arrangements, possibly wedding related. One image shows a basket of flowers adorned with a red, white, and blue ribbon, possibly a patriotic motif suitable for a wedding during the First World War.

$150

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Three Original Photographs Concerning Spon & Chamberlain, New York Scientific And Engineering Publishers

Three Original Photographs Concerning Spon & Chamberlain, New York Scientific and Engineering Publishers

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.

$275

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South Omaha Live Stock Exchange Photograph—“The Second Market Of The World”

South Omaha Live Stock Exchange Photograph—“The Second Market of the World”

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.

$350

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Business Is Booming In Italy, Members Of A Negro Mortar Company Of The 92nd Division Praise The Lord

Business is Booming in Italy, Members of a Negro Mortar Company of the 92nd Division Praise the Lord

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.

$250

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Roland Hayes, A Rare 1927 Autographed & Inscribed Photograph

Roland Hayes, A Rare 1927 Autographed & Inscribed Photograph

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.

$1250

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