FULL
SCREEN
     

Lot 134    

Sixth Plate Occupational Daguerreotype of a Harness Maker
2/18/2016 - American History: Timed Online Auction - ends 2/29
Sixth plate daguerreotype of well-dressed gentleman posed with a fancy driving harness. Housed in a pressed-paper case.

Condition:  
One very small brown spot under the man's eye, else very good.
Sold: $720.00
Price includes
Buyer's Premium
      Ask a Question

All Images

Edward W. Kemble Original Sketch and a Receipt From <i>The Century Co.</i>, 1890
Lot # 323 - Edward W. Kemble Original Sketch and a Receipt From The Century Co., 1890
Lot of 2.    An original 1890 sketch from Edward W. Kemble with annotations from the artist. An African American man who just survived a duel with a white man yells, "Oh Lordy, I'm killed, I'm killed." Measures 11 x 8 in.    An original... > Item Details
William Randolph Hearst Political Campaign Buttons
Lot # 250 - William Randolph Hearst Political Campaign Buttons
Lot of 3.    2 (1.5 and 1 in.) single portrait and a (.75 in.) jugate political pinback button for the 1906 gubernatorial campaign for William Randolph Hearst. > Item Details
Complaint Letter for Damages Against CSA Major General French, From the Law Firm of James & Alexander Donnon Papers
Lot # 67 - Complaint Letter for Damages Against CSA Major General French, From the Law Firm of James & Alexander Donnon Papers
1 p. ALS from By F. Armistead to Alexander Donnan describing the damage incurred on his property while CSA Major General French and his men resided on his property. Dated September 16, 1862. The letter reads:    Petersburg 16th Sept ‘62   Mr. Alex Do... > Item Details
Mathew Brady CDV of <i>Mrs. Greenhow and Daughter, Imprisoned in the Old Capitol</i>
Lot # 31 - Mathew Brady CDV of Mrs. Greenhow and Daughter, Imprisoned in the Old Capitol
Mathew Brady CDV titled, Mrs. Greenhow and Daughter, Imprisoned in the Old Captiol, Washington, D.C. and dated 1862. Mrs. Greenhow sits in a chair in a black laced mourning dress while her daughter moves in closer to her with her hand on her mother's shoulder.    Rose O'Nea... > Item Details
U.S. Naval Academy Year Book, Class of 1870, Identified to W.P. Ray, Featuring Several Signed Photographs of Notable Officers Incl. David Dixon Porter Plus
Lot # 107 - U.S. Naval Academy Year Book, Class of 1870, Identified to W.P. Ray, Featuring Several Signed Photographs of Notable Officers Incl. David Dixon Porter Plus
60 pp. album identified to W.P. Ray. Includes over 18 4 x 6 in. photographs accompanied by autographs of naval officers and professors, 73 photographs of students accompanied by autographs, 21 8 x 7 in. photographs of scenes around the school, a photograph of an amputee and drum major... > Item Details
Miscellaneous Stereoview Group, Including Michigan and Alaska
Lot # 181 - Miscellaneous Stereoview Group, Including Michigan and Alaska
Lot of 27, including: View of Grand Rapids, Michigan, ca 1879, by Schuyler C. Baldwin. View of Mason, Michigan, ca 1870s-1880s, uncredited. View of a main street in an unidentified town. View of a man in a harness carriage. View of a band posed in the middle of a wide road. View by... > Item Details
19th Century Receipts and More for David Story Caldwell, Dunbarton, NH
Lot # 278 - 19th Century Receipts and More for David Story Caldwell, Dunbarton, NH
Lot of approx. 80 items. Most for David Story Caldwell (1800-1884) of Dunbarton, Merrimack Co., NH. The lot includes receipts for all manner of supplies from linen to a secretary to tobacco, and are dated from 1821 to at least 1882. There are a few other receipts, such as one for John Hale Caldwell,... > Item Details
Sixth Plate Tintype of Identified African-American Man
Lot # 99 - Sixth Plate Tintype of Identified African-American Man
Sixth plate tintype housed in a half Union case with penciled identification under the plate, Moses Washington. The dress, pose, and casing suggest that the image was produced in the 1860s, so it is reasonable to assume Mr. Washington may have formerly been a slave. > Item Details
Stereoviews of Yosemite and the CPRR by Houseworth, Reilly, and Spooner
Lot # 213 - Stereoviews of Yosemite and the CPRR by Houseworth, Reilly, and Spooner
Lot of 15, including: 8 stereoviews by Thomas Houseworth, San Francisco, including No. 1673 - The Ferry, Merced River, Yo-Semite Valley, and four other scenes in Yosemite, plus three taken along the line of the Central Pacific Railroad at Cape Horn, Donner Lake, and Alameda Creek. 7 views by J... > Item Details
Turn-of-the-20th Century Scenic Photographs of Montana, Incl. Horse-Drawn Carriage, Plus
Lot # 355 - Turn-of-the-20th Century Scenic Photographs of Montana, Incl. Horse-Drawn Carriage, Plus
Lot of 8 mounted photographs of Montana including:    A mounted silver gelatin of a group of gentlemen standing near a large log. Measures 6.5 x 4.5 in. and 9 x 7 in. with its mount.    A mounted photograph of a man standing next to a steam powered piece of machin... > Item Details
Alfred A. Hart Stereoviews of Locomotives on the Central Pacific Railroad
Lot # 197 - Alfred A. Hart Stereoviews of Locomotives on the Central Pacific Railroad
Lot of 6 stereoviews by Alfred A. Hart, Sacramento, Cal., showing trains on the CPRR in the Sierra Nevada Mountains.  Titles include: 154 - American River, from Green Bluffs. 158 - Across Blue Canyon, looking East. 161 - Across Blue Canyon, looking West. 166 - Emigrant Gap Tunnel. 167 - ... > Item Details
Document Signed by Charles Whittier, Messenger Between Lee and Grant at Appomattox CH
Lot # 110 - Document Signed by Charles Whittier, Messenger Between Lee and Grant at Appomattox CH
Document of Guards and Prisoners at Camp Benton from the 4th to the 5th of October, 1861; 10 x 15.25 in. Signed by Charles A. Whittier, 2nd Lieut, Co. A, Commanding the Guard. Born in Bangor, ME, Whittier was a relative of John Greenleaf Whittier (poet and abolitionist). The family moved to Boston d... > Item Details
Archive of Henry M. Quackenbush, Inventor and Businessman
Lot # 275 - Archive of Henry M. Quackenbush, Inventor and Businessman
Henry Marcus Quackenbush (1847-1933) was born in Herkimer, NY. At 14 he began an apprenticeship at Remington Arms Co., learning metalworking and gun making. Two years later he invented the extension ladder, which he patented in 1867. A few years later he left Remington to manufacture his own metal w... > Item Details
Sixth Plate Tintype of Chess Players, In Thermoplastic Wall Frame
Lot # 143 - Sixth Plate Tintype of Chess Players, In Thermoplastic Wall Frame
Sixth plate tintype of two men playing chess, with another man seated between them watching the match.  Both players have a small glass of spirits on the table and the man on the right holds a pipe painted with a classical image of a woman.  Individual chess pieces can be disting... > Item Details
Alfred A. Hart CPRR Stereoview No. 69, <i>The Huntington at Alta</i>
Lot # 204 - Alfred A. Hart CPRR Stereoview No. 69, The Huntington at Alta
Central Pacific Railroad stereoview by Alfred A. Hart, Sacramento, Cal., titled in the recto margin No. 69 - The Huntington at Alta., showing the locomotive at the Alta Depot, with construction materials visible in the foreground.  Hart's imprint on verso. > Item Details
Three Pamphlets Printed in Cincinnati on the Civil War and Midwest Prehistory
Lot # 89 - Three Pamphlets Printed in Cincinnati on the Civil War and Midwest Prehistory
Conkling, Henry, M.D. An Inside View of the Rebellion and American Citizen's Text-Book. Cincinnati (OH): Caleb Clark, 1864. Small 8vo pamphlet, self-wraps, saddle-stitched, 26pp. An election pamphlet, that warns in the preface "...see that you do not give your suffrage to that party who wil... > Item Details
Interesting Cabinet Card of Man and Boy in Indian Dress
Lot # 153 - Interesting Cabinet Card of Man and Boy in Indian Dress
Albumen cabinet card by Wilcox & Anderson (Rockford, IL), showing a a boy in a fringed buckskin suit holding hands with a white man wearing an unusual shirt and holding an octopus bag with Tlingit-style designs.  There is no inscription and we could not find a similar image, but we suspect ... > Item Details
George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Julius Cesar and other American and International Leaders and Heroes Buttons, Lot of 19
Lot # 304 - George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Julius Cesar and other American and International Leaders and Heroes Buttons, Lot of 19
Collection of 19 cello pinback buttons of influential political leaders such as George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Julius Cesar, General Elwell Otis, Admiral Sampson, Kaiser Wilhelm, Czar Nicholas II, King Oscar II of Sweden, the Duke of Wellington, and American firemen. 9 of the items are from a s... > Item Details
P.T. Barnum ALS to NY Photographer William Roe Howell
Lot # 274 - P.T. Barnum ALS to NY Photographer William Roe Howell
Barnum, Phineas Taylor, showman (1810-1891). ALS to New York-based photographer, William R. Howell, 1p. In the letter, Barnum praises Howell for the superior quality of his stereoviews of Barnum's late museum. Letter is written on paper measuring approx. 4.75 x 7.75 in. Lette... > Item Details
Alfred A. Hart CPRR Stereoview No. 139, <i>Locomotive on Turntable</i>
Lot # 206 - Alfred A. Hart CPRR Stereoview No. 139, Locomotive on Turntable
Central Pacific Railroad stereoview by Alfred A. Hart, Sacramento, Cal., titled in the recto margin No. 139 - Locomotive on Turntable.  Hart's imprint on verso. > Item Details
ITEMS 1-20 of 20
SKIP TO PAGE: