All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Ephemera : Photographs : Pre 1920 item #1467499 (stock #TBD00428)
A vintage gelatin silver print of Oulah-Nails street in Biskra Algeria located on the back and the photographer Alexandre Bougault (1851-1917) identified with his blind stamp in the lower right corner. 10 7/8 x 8 5/8 inches (27.5 x 22 cm).

Condition; good except for bruised corners.

All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Ephemera : Photographs : Pre 1900 item #1467497 (stock #TBD00426)
Albumen photograph of two Bedouin musicians seated in front of a backdrop with their string instruments. Numbered 613 and titled “Joueurs de violon Bedouins” in white in the negative and signed, “Bonfils.” The image is 8 ¾ x 11 inches (22.5 x 28 cm) mounted on card 11 x 13 ½ inches (28 x 34 ½ cm).

Condition; photo in good condition, though the contrast could be a little stronger. Mount discolored, some foxing and soiled along some edges.

A framed PAIR of hand-colored vintage early 20th century photographs of the scenic Pikes Peak area of Colorado, one titled in pencil in margin "Rainbow Falls Manitou, Colo." and the other "A Glimpse of Pikes Peak--Colo.", both pencil signed "Photo-Craft" at lower right margin. Measurements are 9 1/2" by 4 3/4" (photos) and 17 1/2" by 13 1/2" in identical gold frames with green double mat. There is a bit of brownish discoloration in the margin of the waterfall image, as shown...
This is a James William Shipler early historical photograph of the laying of the capstone of the Salt Lake City Mormon Temple, April 1892. The image area measures 6 1/2" by 9" and the entire piece with likely original turn of the century Victorian style frame is 14 1/2" by 16 1/2". Shipler (1849 - 1937), left McKeesport, Pennsylvania in 1887, seeking adventure in the great west. He opened studios in Denver and Great Falls, Montana before arriving on the scene in Salt Lake City...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Ephemera : Photographs : Landscapes : Pre 1900 item #1433640 (stock #TBD00386)
An albumen photograph of the mountains Scuir-Uran and Scuir-an-Carnich rising behind what appears to be a stream that according to the caption in the negative feeds into Loch Duich in Ross-Shire. Loch Duich is a sea loch on the west coast of Scotland. The title includes the number 799 and the initials G.W.W. for George Washington Wilson (Scottish, 1823-1893). The photograph is 7 3/8 x 11 ½ inches (17.8 x 29.2 cm), the mat 14 x 17 inches (35.6 x 43.2 cm)...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Ephemera : Photographs : Landscapes : Pre 1900 item #1433639 (stock #TBD00385)
An albumen photograph of five women, with knitting, seated on the ground and two girls standing behind them against a stone wall or side of a cottage. George Washington Wilson (Scottish, 1823-1893) was already a successful photographer with a large business in Aberdeen when he made a photographic journey to the Outer Hebrides in 1885. This photograph is titled in the bottom center of the negative, “Maids and Matrons St. Kilda.” with the number 6196 and the photographers initials G.W.W...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Ephemera : Photographs : Pre 1900 item #1433638 (stock #TBD00384)
An albumen photograph of the Royal Gardens and the adjoining Bay of Naples with the city beyond. Titled in the margin at the bottom lower left and the photographer’s credit in the lower right. Michele Amodio was active in Naples from about 1860 to 1890. This photo is laid down on a stiff carboard mount. The photo is 8 x 9 15/16 inches (20.3 x 25.2 cm)...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Ephemera : Photographs : Pre 1900 item #1433637 (stock #TBD00383)
An albumen photograph titled in the center of the lower edge, “Loch Killean Nr Strathepeffer” with the number 11,780 and the initials GWW for George Washington Wilson (Scottish 1823–1893). The photo shows a horse and buggy with driver in the lower right and the Loch stretching out in the distance. The photograph has been T-mounted and is matted. The image is 7 5/16 by 11 3/8 inches 18.6 x 28.9 cm). The mat is 14 x 17 inches (35.5 x 43.2 cm)...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Ephemera : Photographs : Pre 1900 item #1433636 (stock #TBD00382)
An albumen photograph of campers on the shore of Loch Hourn with their boat anchored off-shore and misty hills on the far side of the Loch. Loch Hourn is a sea loch. The campsite looks a little messy, though the tent looks good and the four men well dressed and fed. 7 ¼ x 11 3/8 inches (18.5 x 29 cm), with a 14 x 17 inch (35.7 x 43.3 cm) mat. Attached to backboard with T mount at the top and clear photo corners at the bottom...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Ephemera : Photographs : Pre 1900 item #1433635 (stock #TBD00381)
An albumen photograph of Lake Como and the town of Como by Giacomo Brogi (1822-1881). He was a successful photographer with shops in Florence, Rome and Naples. The business was continued by his son Carlo Brogi (1850-1925) who according to Wikimedia is responsible for photographs in the series with numbers above 8000. As this one is 9005a, it is probably Carlo’s rather than his father’s. Titled in the lower margin, “9005a...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Ephemera : Photographs : Pre 1900 item #1430621 (stock #TBD00365)
Two albumen photographs, mounted on opposite sides of a single sheet taken from an album. One photograph is of a mixed group of cricket players, ladies and a dog posing under some trees. Many of the men with their bats...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Ephemera : Photographs : Special Interest : Pre 1900 item #1424604 (stock #TBD00329)
2 albumen photographs pasted back-to-back on one page taken from a larger album. These are posed photographs, presumably of the teams. One is the Polo team and the other is I think the Cricket 11. Underneath both in pen is the notation, “Sandhurst 1877,” this refers to the Royal Military College at Sandhurst. The polo players is 8 ¼ x 10 ½ inches and the Cricket players 8 3/8 x 10 ¾ inches.

Condition: They are clear and generally good, though both were bent before being attached to ...

All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Ephemera : Photographs : Special Interest : Pre 1900 item #1422485 (stock #JB05581)
An original sepia-toned photograph of a middle aged man and his bicycle, with pencil note on the reverse side "Taken on Riverside Park/July 1898 by Sadie Coger", and again on black backing paper "My Dad taken/N New Jersey". The bicycle certainly seems to be quite an advanced model for its time, resembling strongly today's models. There is no glass, frame is simple strip wood, and photo is loose. Small framing nail penetrates wood of frame. A charming survivor of an earlier age, from a South ...
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. 5 cm) mounted on white thin cardboard 11 ¼ x 15 inches (28.5 x 38 cm).

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All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Ephemera : Photographs : Places : Pre 1900 item #1422101 (stock #TBD00309)
An albumen photograph of a gargoyle located high on Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. Unknown photographer. Written in the negative in the lower right, “1003, Paris Notre Dame.” The gargoyle emerges from the waist up with a human torso, a dragons ridge on the back of the elongated neck, pointed ears, deep sunk eyes and a slit for a nostril in a rounded snout. 10 ½ x 8 inches (27 x 20 cm) mounted with transparent corners in a 16 x 20 inch (40.5 x 51 cm) mat. The photograph is stuck to a slightl...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Ephemera : Photographs : Places : Pre 1900 item #1422099 (stock #TBD00308)
An albumen photograph of the Arc de Triomphe at the top of Champs Elysée in Paris France. It is by the unknown photographer E.F.. Titled in a thin margin at the bottom of the negative, “26 (E.F.) Paris – Arc-de-Triomphe.” The photograph is mounted on thin white cardboard. On the back is stamped, November Club, presumably the owner at one time. The image is 8 5/8 x 11 1/8 inches (22 x 28.5 cm). the backing is 14 x 17 ½ inches (35.5 x 43 cm).

Condition: the image is clean and without t...

All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Ephemera : Photographs : Places : Pre 1900 item #1421547 (stock #TBD00307)
An albumen photograph of the Swedish flagged Olga on the Nile river. The riverboats were known as dahabiya and typically travelled from Cairo upriver to either Luxor or Aswan on a forty or fifty day journey. Travel on one of these dahabiya was usually luxurious, for the times. The flag on the stern mast is that of Sweden, the one on the foremast is that of Egypt, then part of the Ottoman Empire. Very faintly signed in the negative lower left, “Lengaki” and in the lower right, “No. 613. Dah...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Ephemera : Photographs : Places : Pre 1900 item #1421546 (stock #TBD00306)
An unsigned albumen photograph titled in the negative in the lower left, “590. Shachem (Nablous).” The photograph depicts trees in the foreground, a crumbling square stone tower, the city of Nablus and the hills beyond. It is mounted on tan paper. The image is 6 1/8 x 8 1/8 inches (15.5 x 20.5 cm) mounted in a 10 x 13 inches (25 x 33 cm) mat.

Condition: Good with small surface imperfections and a little discoloration along the left edge.