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ZULUS SMOKING INSENGO. 6 x 8 inch glossy photograph, by Barnett.  Title and maker in the negative. No. 340. David and his brother Joseph were active in S. Africa, 1880s – 1890’s.  This is a rare subject of a ceremony illustrating the sacred drawing, the pipe, etc. $275


ZULU WOMAN AND HER SHADOW. 8 x 6 glossy gelatin print by Barnet, No. 353. Slight fold seen at an angle in loser left. $175


BRITISH SOLDIERS IN SOUTH AFRICA, 1891 – 1901. 6 x 8 inch toned gelatin silver print by Rosen, Pretoria (light in lower left.) They pose with a sign for 41st A.S.C.  Soldiers and officers in uniform. There is a man in civilian dress in the center of the second row, to the right of the sign. There are others in the back row. Natives stand at the right and left of the bottom row, and two natives recline around the sign. $135


LIBERIAN GIRL WITH A WHITE DOLL. Gelatin silver carte postale by PHOTO KOPP, MONROVIA.  $150


MONKEY TEMPLE, BENARES. Light pen title on verso. 9 ½ x 11 ½ inch albumen print. Shows the surroundings of this important architectural structure. Light folds.  $125


“BIRD’S EYE VIEW” of a city, with scrawled pencil verso that seems to say “AUMER.” There are people in the courtyard.  8 ½ x 11 ½ inch gelatin silver print. Soft fold, some roughness along the edges. $80


“MANDALAY TOWN FROM THE HILL” Title in the negative. 8 x 11 albumen print. An imposing figure stands at the right. Others are seated. This is Burma, now Myanmar.  $150


THE KING OF SIAM. “H.M. the King in ceremonial robes in a Buddha… temple service” in pencil verso. He is a small figure that the others face. 6 ½ x 7 ½ inch albumen print. Light fold in lower left. $150


SMILING YOUNG GIRL WITH FLOWERS. CEYLON (Sri Lanka) 11 x 8 ½ inch platinum print with Platé stamp on verso and number “295.” Some flowers have dropped. This has printed against a plain white background. $275


PARK IN CEYLON.  9 x 11 inch platinum print by Platé with his stamp and number “A 108” on verso. The spire of a building can be seen poking up behind the trees. A beautiful tended landscape. Fine. $225


FESTIVAL IN KYOTO JAPAN.  10 ½ x 8 inch hand colored print on a 13 x `15 inch mount. A huge colorfully decorated boat-shaped shrine called a Janaboko is moved down the street.  There is an extensive pen text on the bottom of the mount. The festival takes place on July 17 and 24th. $275


JAPANESE SECOND HAND CLOTHING SHOP. 7 x 9 ½ inch hand-colored print on an 11 ½ x 15 ½ inch mount, accompanied by a separated page of text. $275


JAPANESE MUSICIAN AND DANCER. PLAYING A KOTO.  8 ½ x 10 ½ inch hand-colored print on a 12 ½ x 14 ½ inch mount. Flowers on her kimono, in a vase, and on the screen. Very slight warp on the top of the image sheet.  $150


“STATUE IN GATE, NIKKO.”  9 ½ X 7 ½ inch hand-colored print. Title on a strip label in the print. This is a richly printed and colored picture. Fine. $200


“THE SINGING LESSON, KYOTO.  8 x 10 ¾ inch hand colored print on a 13 x 14 inch mount. Title in pen on the bottom of the mount. A delicate genre scene. Fine.  $200


WRESTLERS IN TOKYO. 8 x 10 ¾ inch hand-colored print on a 13 x 14 inch mount. The title is written in pen on the bottom of the mount.  The coloring is somewhat pale.  $150


“NIKKO. SACRED PONY.” 7 3/8 x 9 ½ inch hand-colored print on a 13 x14 inch mount. The title is on a strip label on the bottom of the print. I find this a wonderful picture. Fine condition. $200


AN ACTOR AND ACTRESS, KYOTO. 10 x 8 inch hand-colored print on a 13 x 14 inch mount. Title in pen on the bottom of the mount. Number “16” in the print. $175


OVERVIEWS OF MONTREAL. Two albumen prints, from an album, probably by Notman. One is 5 ½ x 9 inches, the other 6 5/8 x 8 ½ inches. At one time these were mounting with glue applied neatly along the edges. A slight darkening is seen along the edges of the pictures. Not much of a distraction. Both for $200


TEXTILE WORKERS AND CUSTOMERS, ITALY. 7 ½ x 9 inch albumen print on a 10 ¾ x 13 inch mount. “No. 135  Lavoratrici di Corda, Giudecca “ printed in the image. Giudecca is an island off Venice. This is a wonderful picture with every person shown in an interesting position. Wish I knew the photographer. This is a rich vintage print. Two mount corners are bent, not close to the print. $275

OUR NEXT AUCTION, COLOR. In addition to our usual offerings, I am seeking consignments of strong examples of color photographs, from hand-colored daguerreotypes and other early formats including salted paper and albumen prints. Also good examples of various color processes, including autochromes, experimental processes, strong examples of color carbro and dye transfer. I don’t want photographs that just happen to have or be in color, but are especially rich and beautiful because of it.




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