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...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Ephemera : Photographs : Pre 1900 item #1389019 (stock #TBD00262)
Albumen photograph mounted on a card and titled in ink in script under it, “Bheel women grinding Bajri.” The Bhil are a large group of people from west India including Gujarat where pearl millet is called bijri. The photograph shows a group of men and women including a woman seated by a grinding stone posing for the photograph. The image is 7 5/8 x 9 3/8 inches (19.3 x 24 cm) and the card 11 x 14 inches (28 x 35,5 cm).

Condition: the image is in very good condition...

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...

All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Ephemera : Photographs : Special Interest : Pre 1950 item #1388405 (stock #G641)
Offered is a very scarce, quite interesting, California, Folsom State Prison document that includes the Mug Shot and Fingerprints of a 23 year old convict.

The 8" x 8" heavy paper document presents pertinent, highly-detailed, personal data including: name, race, age, date of birth, occupation, county of residence, height, weight, fingerprints, unusual identifying physical marks or scars, and physical description, as well as crime committed and length of sentence...

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$1,495.00
Antique Hand written 8 page letter by King Leopold, beautiful hand written letter with stamps and seals . Nice condition with folds size 12" by 8.5" Heritage put an estimate of $1500 at auction
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Ephemera : Photographs : Places : Pre 1900 item #1380180 (stock #TBD00260)
Two albumen photographs of the Tomb of Itimad-ud-Dualah at Agra, India. Neither is signed and though they are probably by different photographers they complement each other as one is a close up of the tomb while the other gives it some context in the surrounding garden.

The longer view is 8 5/8 (22 cm) by 11 3/8 (29 cm) inches with a card 14 (35.5 cm) by 17 (43 cm) inches...

All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Ephemera : Photographs : Places : Pre 1900 item #1380179 (stock #TBD00259)
An albumen photograph of the Kas Mahal in the center and portion of the Anguri Bagh in the foreground. This view is of part of the Agra Fort. I’m not sure but I think the Taj Mahal is just visible on the far right above the roof of the building. The image is 8 3/4 (22 cm) by 11 ½ (29 cm) inches. The card is 14 (35.5 cm) by 17 (43 cm) inches...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Ephemera : Photographs : Places : Pre 1900 item #1380145 (stock #TBD00258)
An albumen photograph of the upper portion of the Taj Mahal in Agra, India fully laid down on cardboard stock. The blind stamp, “FRITH’S/SERIES” is in the lower left corner. The image is 6 3/8 (16 cm) by 8 ¼ (21 cm) inches. The card is 10 (25.5 cm) by 12 (30.5 cm) inches...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Ephemera : Photographs : Pre 1900 item #1376134 (stock #TBD00244)
An oversize albumen photograph of a carriage on a narrow bridge with the rising spray from Niagara Falls visible in the distance. I am reasonably confident that this a bridge connecting Goat Island to the river bank on the American side or possibly a bridge connecting Goat Island to one of the Three Sisters. It was likely taken and printed by George Barker, though no title or name is on either the front of the image or on the back of the mount...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Ephemera : Photographs : Pre 1900 item #1369567 (stock #WN084)
Galerie Hafner
$320.00
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Early vintage albumen print of the two large bronze Kannons near the Senso-ji Temple in Asakusa, Tokyo, with children. Numbered in Japanese "277". Mounted on coeval cardboard. Condition: fine, minimally faded, left border of photo with a small loss. Dimension: photo: 21.4 cm x 27.4 cm, cardboard: 34.8 cm x 43.9 cm.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Ephemera : Photographs : Pre 1900 item #1369459 (stock #WN085)
Galerie Hafner
$600.00
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Rare and early vintage albumen print of the Shimbashi Railway Station in Tokyo, with festive decoration and banners wearing the imperial seal "kiku-mon". The Tokyo to Yokohama rail line opened on 14th October 1872, with a great ceremony as the emperor took the first official ride, arriving at Shimbashi Station in a Western carriage. Mounted on coeval cardboard. Condition: fine, minimally faded, a tiny hole. Dimension: photo: 20.1 cm x 25.9 cm, cardboard: 34.8 cm x 43.8 cm.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Ephemera : Paper : Pre 1980 item #1366823 (stock #BK7)
Ancient East
$150.00
DESCRIPTION: Twenty-three rare back issues of “Arts of Asia” magazine, beginning with the March/April 1976 issue and running consecutively through the November/December 1979 issue. These rare issues feature such topics as Chinese tomb pottery, paintings, snuff bottles, porcelains, contemporary art, gardens, cloisonné, textiles and costumes, ivory and wood carvings, and the Imperial Palace...
An authentic document signed by Gov. Alfred E Smith (NY) attesting to the fact that as requested by the Governor of Massachusetts he "surrendered" Fred W. Simmons, a fugitive from justice Dated August 17, 1927 . Smith's signature is in the lower right corner - it is also signed by counsel. The paper is folded and curled at the bottom edge; there are also two small puncture marks in the upper right corner.
Here is an original extradition writ that empowers Williaim H.Shields to "take and receive from proper authorities ...Cecil H. Kurth" Dated Oct 23, 1936 with Mayor Curley's Signature below a seal.The back of the document testfies to the transfer. (William is spelled incorrectly on the front page.)
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Ephemera : Photographs : Pre 1900 item #1356657
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$700.00
Fantastic set of 3 volumes #1 #2 #3 Autour Du Monde Zincograph photography books on the worlds Customs and costumes. A great set or reference books for anyone working with graphic arts , we used these and created a line of note and post cards. Etsy sellers are selling single pages for 20.00 each countless color images of Buildings scenery primitive peoples posing for studio pictures in traditional costume . leather ends tight spines...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Ephemera : Photographs : Pre 1960 item #1351748 (stock #WN010)
Galerie Hafner
$1,800.00
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Twenty-three vintage black and white gelatin silver prints by the American photographer, writer and social activist Dorothy Norman (1905-1997), well known for her relationship to Alfred Stieglitz. With carbon copy of a typewritten manuscript (15 pages with some handwritten corrections in pencil) published 1957 in the College Art Journal Vol.16, No.2 (pages 100-108, with 7 pictures) under the title "Folk Art in Orissa, India - by Dorothy Norman"...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Ephemera : Photographs : Pre 1900 item #1343815 (stock #SK 986)
Galerie Hafner
$520.00
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Ten vintage albumen photographs, six prints showing Granada (Andalusia) with the Alhambra, two with street scenes in Elche (Alicante), one with the cathedral of Burgos (Castile) and one showing a river scene in Orihuela (Murcia). Made by the French photographer Jean Laurent (1816-1886) in the 1870/80's, mounted on coeval cardboard. Condition: little faded, one photo with a small loss to the corner, cardboard with few stockflecks. Dimension: photo: 33.7 cm x 24.7 cm, cardboard: 48 cm x 38.7 cm. ...