4857 - 5136 FINE ARTS - PHOTOGRAPHS
= Three unrelated albums. Locations partly unidentified but the larger part seemingly comprises South Africa (i.a. Cape Town, Stellenbosch, Hout Bay). One album contains images of a safari tour through Southern and Eastern Africa (i.a. Mozambique, Kenya) as well as photographs and picture postcards of other locations (i.a. America). With a few manuscript captions in English and German.
- Upper joint splitting.
= Curious album with albumen prints showing portraits, art works, Arabs, topographical British views, i.a. King Alfred's Tower. Perhaps compiled by Charlotte Anna Long (1830-1899), wife of politician and landowner Richard Penruddocke Long from the Long family of Wiltshire. Their motto "Pieux quoique preux" can be seen above a group portrait of a cricket team (The I Zingari?), with cricket bat and wicket below. Long was a founder of the famous I Zingari cricket club.
= Keely's address on the corner of 5th and Coates Street, Philadelphia was listed in 1858.
= The photographer's letterpress ticket on verso frame: "Taken by F. Morgan, Artist at Mr. Tyler's Toy Warehouse, One Mile House, Kingsland Road". Nothing could be found on the photographer or Mr. Tyler's Toy Warehouse.
Timms, J. (1824-1882). (Portrait of a seated lady). Ambrotype, sixth plate, ±1855, w. handcolouring, under engr. gilt passepartout, leather covered case, inside frontcover lined w. orange-red velvet.
= Address stamped on verso case: "J. Timms 31 High Holborn London".
AND 3 other similar ambrotype portraits of ladies, all sixth plate, all in leather covered cases.
= Private album of a prob. British couple on a trip through the United States and Canada. Contains images of i.a. New York, Washington (i.a. a baseball game), Chicago, Salt Lake City, Hollywood, San Francisco, Vancouver and surroundings (i.a. an Indian reservate) and Buffalo National Park.
= Private album of a trip through the United States. Comprises i.a. New York (arrival at the harbour), St. Louis, Cheyenne Mountain, the Rocky Mountains (from a train window), San Francisco, Monterey, Yellowstone National Park, West Point and Tuxedo.
- Sl. fingersoiled. = SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LVI.
AND 3 others similar, all w. sm. marginal defects (1x w. foxed spots, just within image), publ. by the same: "Blackfoot family" (in front of their tipi), "Indian Dance Blackfoot (..)" and a Cree woman in front of a tipi.
- Sl. duststained.
= Portrait of the former Confederate president Jefferson Davis (1808-1889) in later life.
AND a carte-de-visite portrait of the same, publ. by E. Anthony (New York, ±1865), w. a wrong identification ("Lincoln").
= Nicely assembled album of a family from the vicinity of Chesterfield (Missouri) on their way to relatives in Queens, New York. With extensive typescript and manuscript commentary (exhibiting some nasty anti-semite views on entering New York).
AND 3 other albums.
= Interior views of a company selling tapestries and blankets, i.a. the shop with customers, employees in the storage rooms and the management in their office. Possibly a company in Amsterdam.
= Notorious portrait showing a nude woman under a thin black veil. The identity of the woman has been falsely pointed out as Josephine Sarah Marcus ("Josie") Earp, second wife of famous frontier lawman, marshall and gambler Wyatt Earp. The photo was supposedly captured in the 1880s while Josie was too drunk to protest and became an icon of western collecting mania. The image was used as a cover design for G. Boyer's "I married Wyatt Earp", Josephine Earp's biography (1976). There are speculations that C.S. Fly, who owned a studio in Tombstone, Arizona, is the photographer. The photo was distributed by Pastime Novelty Company, New York.
= SIGNED in brush and ink in Japanese and in Western alphabet by Kongo Iwao (1886-1951). With a large annotation by the first owner on verso who explains that the signed photograph was a gift from the actor, whom he visited in 1931.