All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Ephemera : Pre 1980 item #1416600 (stock #JB01118)
This is an interesting association item: at right, a color offset print of a tree in spring in full blossom, the work of the noted popular Italian contemporary artist MICHELE CASCELLA (1892-1989). In the blank left hand area, the artist wrote in French "Pour Jane Kroc, con touti saluti (avec mon coeur!), and signed by the artist and dated "Ott. 1971"...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Ephemera : Photographs : Places : Pre 1900 item #1422104 (stock #TBD00310)
An albumen photograph of an entrance and most of one wing of the Louvre from the roof of another wing. Titled in the negative 0n the lower close to center, “LE LOUVRE,” and with the photographer’s red stamped signature, “Achille Quintet” on the backboard just below the photograph on the lower right, Faintly in the lower right corner in the negative is the number 62. The photo is 7 3/8 x 9 5/8 inches (19 cm x 24...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Ephemera : Photographs : Places : Pre 1900 item #1420204 (stock #TBD00996)
An oversize albumen photograph of the exterior of the Hagia Sophia, Istanbul by the photographer Pascal Sebah. The view is taken from outside a stone wall pierced with grilled windows. The monumental structure rises behind the wall. Pascal Sebah (1823-1886) was born in Constantinople. His photographic studio there opened in 1857. In the lower left in the negative, “68. Mosquee St. Sophia” and lower right “P. Sebah.” The image is 10 ¼ x 13 1/8 inches (26 x 33 cm)...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Ephemera : Photographs : Places : Pre 1900 item #1421002 (stock #TBD00302)
An albumen photograph of the Kas Mahal, the Royal residence inside the Red Fort at Agra built by Shah Jahan from 1632 to 1640. The photo shows the building and in the distance on the right the Taj Mahal. Signed in the negative, “Rust,” and possibly with the number 8. Also, on the reverse is the photographer’s stamp. Thomas A. Rust (English, 1841-1904). The image is 8 x 9 7/8 inches (20.5 x 25 cm)...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Ephemera : Photographs : Places : Pre 1900 item #1420206 (stock #TBD00297)
An albumen photograph of the Sultan Ahmed Mosque also known as the “Blue Mosque” in Istanbul (Constantinople), Turkey by Pascal Sebah taken circa 1880. The photograph is 10 ¼ by 13 ¼ inches (26 by 33.5 cm). It is mounted with clear photo corners in a 16 by 20 inch mat (40.5 by 50 cm). Printed on the photograph from the negative in the lower left, “58. Mosquee Sultan Akmed” and in the lower right “P Sebah.”

Condition; generally excellent...

All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Ephemera : Photographs : Places : Pre 1900 item #1420203 (stock #TBD00295)
An oversize albumen photograph of the exterior front of the Beylerbeyi Palace on the Bosporus Strait in Istanbul. The palace was built from 1861 to 1865 as an Imperial summer residence. The photograph is by Pascal Sebah. In the lower left in the negative, “38. Palais du Sultan a Beyler Bey,” on the lower right also in the negative, “P...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Ephemera : Photographs : Places : Pre 1900 item #1421004 (stock #TBD00303)
An albumen photograph by Felis Bonfils (French 1829-1885) showing a group of dahabiya moored on Gezira Island with the original Kasr el Nil bridge over the Nile at Cairo showing in the background. The bridge opened in 1872. Dahabiya were boats for tourists cruising up the Nile to either Luxor or Aswan on trips lasting respectively about forty or fifty days. These were luxury tourist accommodation and the central experience of a tour of Egypt in the late 19th century...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Ephemera : Photographs : Places : Pre 1900 item #1420545 (stock #TBD00200)
Albumen photograph of the quay from across the water at Port Said with what is, I think, the light house that was built in 1869 and architecturally important because of the early, if not the first, use of reinforced concrete. Written in the negative, lower left, “Lankaki” and lower right, “Quai du Port Said.” The Zangaki brothers who often wrote Langaki were among the early photographers of Egypt. Photograph mounted on thin card and matted. Image 8 5/8 x 11 1/8 inches (22 x 28.5 cm)...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Ephemera : Photographs : Places : Pre 1900 item #1420202 (stock #TBD00294)
An interesting view of the monumental Hagia Sophia rising above houses on either side and a man standing in a square(?) that is probably some distance from the mosque but with the perspective appears quite close. No writing in the negative and the identification of the view in pencil appears later than the image which is around 1880. It is attached to a thin paper page that from the roughness of the back side might have been an album page that was separated. The mat is protective. The image is 7...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Ephemera : Photographs : Pre 1900 item #1389018 (stock #TBD00261)
A landscape albumen photograph of Darjeeling India. Titled in script in the negative, “534. Darjeeling. General view with the Snows(?) from Woodland’s Hotel.” Presumably, “the Snows” are the snow-covered peaks of the Himalayas that show more as a line of clouds, but are visible in the distance. The details of the image are sharp at the center, but blur slightly at the edges.

Condition: slight surface dings to the image. The contrast and the browns are good with a slight yellowing ...

All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Ephemera : Photographs : Pre 1900 item #1389020 (stock #TBD00263)
Albumen photograph mounted on a stiff card with the title, “Interior of Carlee Caves” written in ink below the image. The Karla Caves are a group of ancient Indian Buddhist rock-cut caves located in Karli near Lonavala, Maharashtra. The one pictured is the Great Chaitya. It was dedicated in 120 CE. The photographer of this image is unknown. The image is 7 ½ x 9 3/8 inches (19 x 24 cm) The card is 11 x 14 inches (28 35.5 cm).

Condition: The image is in excellent condition with minor surf...

All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Ephemera : Photographs : Places : Pre 1930 item #1421006 (stock #TBD00304)
A sepia toned silver print of a Bedouin shepherd with his flock grazing on sparsely covered ground below a hill. In the lower right corner is the blind stamp, “American Colony/Jerusalem.” The original dates from around 1920 and this would appear to be a print of roughly that age. The Number 161 is stamped on the back. The photograph is 8 ¼ x 11 ¼ inches includes a thin margin.

Condition: excellent. There are a few minor creases in the interior of the image, probably from being rolled ...

All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Ephemera : Photographs : Places : Pre 1900 item #1420543 (stock #TBD00299)
Albumen photograph depicting the city of Damascus in the distance with a town in the middle distance and a man standing in a graveyard toward the foreground. Written in the negative lower left, “Bonfils” and lower right, “402. Damas-Vue general de Damas prise de ‘Sulkirk’(?)” Laid on paper and matted. Image 8 ¾ x 11 ¾ inches (22 x 30 cm). Mat 16 x 20 inches (40.5 x 51 cm). Felix Bonfils (French 1831-1885) was one of the early photographers of the Middle East. A similar view is at t...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Ephemera : Print : Pre 2000 item #858367 (stock #44900005)
20TH Century Chinese New Year print on paper. Shrink-wrapped onto board for protection. Total size is: 18" by 12". Art size is: 17.25" by 11.125".
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Ephemera : Print : Pre 1920 item #1040227 (stock #ga-178)
A rare piece of ephemera, this standing Wedding Dinner Menu from 1915 gives us a glimpse into food and style from the past. Comprised of a thin nylon type fabric fitted inside a metal three panel screen, the front "doors" are hand painted with clumps of lavender iris, opening to a larger centered panel printed with the menu reading: Wedding Dinner of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Alexander, Menu, Grape Fruit Cocktail, Consomme Vemicelli and Marrow Balls, Kennebec Salmon Sauce Mayonaise, Parsley Potatoes, ...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Ephemera : Print : Pre 2000 item #858365 (stock #44900004)
20TH Century Chinese New Year print on paper. Shrink-wrapped onto board for protection. Total size is: 18" by 12". Art size is: 17.25" by 11.125".
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Ephemera : Pre 1900 item #1417915 (stock #FNS7313)
The US Postal Service experienced its greatest growth during the Civil War. Soldiers were required or encouraged to write home to keep up morale in a divided nation. Scarce Nautical motif: A sailor sits on a ship’s rail with hat in hand and holding the flag. A coiled rope at his feet.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Ephemera : Print : Pre 1990 item #859525 (stock #44900017)
20TH Century Chinese print on paper. Shrink-wrapped onto board for protection. Total size is: 15.00" by 14.75". Art size is: 14.25" by 14.25". Condition: Some staining at center above flower; border has loss at center left.