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)
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$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.
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...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Ephemera : Photographs : Places : Pre 1900 item #1335466 (stock #TBD00222)
Albumen photograph mounted on grey stock of a shallow pool in the foreground the ruins of some walls and columns in the middle and Vesuvius in the distance. A very well printed image with deep contrasts in tones. The image is from around 1875. 7 9/16 tall by 10 3/16 inches (19.5 x 26 cm). Card 13 by 16 inches (33 x 40.5 cm).

Condition; Generally excellent with a few surface scratches...

All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Ephemera : Photographs : Portraits : Pre 1900 item #1326281 (stock #TBD00211)
An interesting gold filled on silver (?) locket with an engine turned cover on either side lifting to reveal a close up daguerreotype of a well-dressed woman on one side and on the other side of the locket a well-dressed man. They both look to be around forty years old and perhaps since the locket has a stem and ring it was meant to be worn like a small pocket watch by a grown child of theirs. 1 ½ inches diameter, with the stem and ring an additional 5/8 inches long...
An interesting tintype photograph depicting two men boxing while a referee looks on. The style of hat worn by the referee suggests the photograph dates to the 1880’s.

Dimensions: 2-3/8” x 3-7/16”. Condition: extremely minor surface wear (mostly in background areas), light waviness in the middle of the plate.

All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Ephemera : Photographs : Places : Pre 1900 item #1324789 (stock #TBD00205)
An oversized albumen photograph of the Grand Canal in Venice with gondolas and delicate hand tinting. Image 16 ½ inches (42 cm) tall, 21 inches (53 cm) wide. Frame 22 ¼ inches (56 cm) tall, 26 ½ inches (67 cm) wide. The photograph is slightly smaller than the card on which is mounted.

Condition: there is a considerable fade in the center of the image from the wooden backboard or the gap between the boards...

All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Ephemera : Maps : Pre 1837 VR item #1302816
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$285.00
Very large engraved map of Denmark and parts of the surrounding countries important cities, mountains, rivers, and lakes. Insets of Iceland and the Faroe Islands . Designed and engraved for Thompson's "New General Atlas" July 14 1814 hand pastel colors. Great condition size 21" by 26 "