The Daguerreian Society

THE ANNUAL LIVE AND SILENT AUCTIONS: SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2012

The 2012 auction in Baltimore was our most successful ever. Our sales totaled over $50,000.00 with a profit of $18,650.00. We had set records in the two years previous with profits of over $12,000.00 in 2011 and over $10,000.00 in 2010.

The Auction Committee



2012 SILENT AUCTION DONORS

Lot # Donor Amount
70 Sue & George Whiteley 100.00
71 Sue & George Whiteley 55.00
72 Sue & George Whiteley 20.00
73 Dennis O. Williams 75.00
74 Michael Lehr 75.00
75 Michael Lehr 40.00
76 Sue & John Anderson 25.00
77 Sue & John Anderson 50.00
78 Sue & John Anderson 35.00
79 Jerry Spagnoli 35.00
80 Felix Russo 50.00
81 Cindy Motzenbecker 75.00
82 Rick Brown 45.00
83 ichael Peterson 50.00
84 Glenda & Pepper Broad 70.00
85 Carol Marie Johnson 75.00
86 Passed
87 Rick Rock 50.00
88 Aaron Benneian 30.00
89 Casey Waters 50.00
90 Jeremy Rowe 15.00
91 Linda & Mike Medhurst 5.00
92 Steve Yager 10.00
93 Jeff Green 175.00
94 Jeff Green 75.00



2012 BENEFIT AUCTION CATALOGUE

Silent Auction: During 6:00 PM pre-dinner social and continues through dinner
Live Auction: 9:00 - 10:30 PM, beginning after dinner
Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel
202 East Pratt Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21202

REASONS WHY BUYERS LIKE THE DAGUERREIAN SOCIETY LIVE AUCTION:
1. Most of our material is 'fresh' to the market.
2. Each year we feature rare and unusual material.
3. Some great bargains.
4. Friendly relaxed atmosphere.

IF YOU CANNOT ATTEND AND WANT TO BID, WE CAN ACCOMMODATE YOU:
1. We provide this on-line catalogue on The Daguerreian Society website.
2. We bid for you competitively in increments. We start low in accordance with the bidding of the room.
3. Your name and your maximum bid are completely confidential.
4. We had a record 96 absentee bids in St. Petersburg in 2011.

AUCTION COMMITTEE (in alphabetical order by first name):
Craig James
Dennis Williams
Diane Filippi
Doug Scougale
Greg French
Jeff Green
Michael Peterson

The catalogue below replicates the order of the Live Auction. Please that Lots 1-53 were sequential but Late Addition Lots (lots 54-57) were strategically inserted into the order.


Late Addition Lot #2 (Lot 55): HALF-PLATE DAGUERREOTYPE OF THE WASHINGTON MONUMENT IN BALTIMORE

Taken by Mike Robinson Thursday November 8th, 2012.

NO RESERVE.

SOLD for $825 plus 10% buyer's premium.


Lot 1: CABINET PHOTOS OF DOGS

17 photos altogether: 14 cabinet cards (12 are U.S. from Maine to California, 1 Canada & 1 Germany) plus 3 cabinet photos.

NO RESERVE.

SOLD for $175 plus 10% buyer's premium.



Lot 2: A MANUAL OF PHOTOGRAPHY by ROBERT HUNT 1853 THIRD EDITION

Part 1 chapters include 'Heliography: the process of M. Niepce', 'Mr. H. Fox Talbot's Photogenic Drawings, Calotype, &c', 'Daguerreotype-The Discovery of M. Daguerre', 'The Photographic Processes on Paper of Sir John Herschel' and 'Portraiture of the Daguerreotype'.

Part 2 chapters include: 'The Theory of the Daguerreotype', 'On the Possibility of Producing Photographs in Their Natural Colours', 'The Talbotype as now Practiced and its Modifications', 'The Daguerreotype' (with Sections: 'Daguerre's Improved Manipulation' 'Fixing the Daguerreotype Plate' & 'Simplification of the Daguerreotype') 'The Use of Albumen on Glass Plates and on Paper' and 'General Remarks on the Camera Obscura'.

It was published as part of R J. J. Griffin's series 'Encyclopaedia Metropolitana--or System of Universal Knowledge: on a Methodical Plan Projected by Samuel Taylor Coleridge'. The book contains dozens of graphics.

NO RESERVE.

SOLD for $300 plus 10% buyer's premium.



Lot 3: DAGUERREOTYPE OF A WINDBLOWN TREE, BY WALTER A. JOHNSON

GENEROUS DONATION FROM WALTER A. JOHNSON.

This daguerreotype was the first entry in this auction, coming in long before any other lots. Notation on reverse: "This daguerreotype was made by me May 10th, 2012" then signed by the artist. The artist notes that he used his Busch Pressman camera in making it. Opening measures 3 7/8 X 4 7/8 inches. Frame is 8 7/8 X 10 7/8 inches.

DONATION: 100% of the proceeds of this auction lot will benefit the Daguerreian Society.

NO RESERVE.

SOLD for $2,100 plus 10% buyer's premium.



Lot 4: DAGUERREOTYPES OF WOMEN WITH AN EMPHASIS ON PHILADELPHIA

1 & 2) Women, probably sisters from 'WILLARD MARKET ST. AB. 16th PHILA.' Sixth plates in full cases.
3) Quarter plate of three women in horizontal format. Full case.
4) Sixth plate of woman by 'KEENAN 248 SOUTH SECOND ST. PHILA.' Full case.
5) Woman with pin pricked necklace. Sixth plate full case.

NO RESERVE.

SOLD for $500 plus 10% buyer's premium.



Lot 5: CASE LOT FEATURES "THE DANCE" & "THE FLOWER GIRL" PLUS IMAGES

1) "THE DANCE". Motif on both sides. Featuring an excellent quarter plate ambrotype of a sharp girl with gold jewelry.
2) "FLOWER GIRL" backed by "MOTHER EMBRACING CHILD" with dog. Holds 2 ruby glass ambrotypes and 2 cased tintypes.
3) Quarter plate case. GEOMETRIC. These are always in demand.

NO RESERVE.

SOLD for $325 plus 10% buyer's premium.



Lot 6: PALMER & LONGKING HALF-PLATE DAGUERREOTYPE CAMERA, FROM THE COLLECTION OF JORDAN PATKIN

From the Collection of Jordan Patkin. Jordan Patkin was a noted and highly respected camera and photograph collector. His collection was first class and was meticulously organized and labeled. The Daguerreian Society is proud to offer this prized camera from his collection.

The last of the great American daguerreotype cameras, this rosewood veneered bellows box was designed by William and William H. Lewis whose manufactory at "Daguerreville" was taken over by Aaron Palmer and Joseph Longking in late 1853. This camera bears the stamp:

Palmer & Longking, Manufacturers of Daguerreotype Apparatus, Newburg & New York.

The lens was made by C. C. Harrison whose celebrated designs were honored at London's Crystal Palace Exhibition in 1851. An approximate productions year for this lens based on the serial number (no. 5569) is 1857. Palmer and Longking ceased operations in 1858 or 1859.

Included is the original plate holder for half-plate daguerreotypes.

It is extremely rare to find a daguerreotype camera and plate holder intact as most of these cameras were modified for wet-collodion use. This camera bears no silver nitrate staining that commonly indicates wet-plate service.

RESERVE AUCTION.

SOLD for $13,000 plus 10% buyer's premium.



Lot 7: MAN WEARING A TILTED TOP HAT SMOKING A CIGAR DAGUERREOTYPE

GENEROUS DONATION FROM JEFF GREEN.

Sixth plate size. He grips his coat in convincing fashion as he chomps madly on his cigar. The glean of his hat adds a twist to the composition. Full case with new spine.

DONATION: 100% of the proceeds of this auction lot will benefit the Daguerreian Society.

NO RESERVE.

SOLD for $750 plus 10% buyer's premium.



Lot 8: A PAIR OF EYE POPPING POST MORTEM DAGUERREOTYPES

We have never seen a pair quite like this. The first starts off typically enough: poor child stretched out on a bed with a homemade quilt, except there are marks on the child's cheeks. We assume it's some kind of smallpox. Stamped "COOLEY" and "SPRINGFIELD" (Massachusetts.)

The second one features a boy, head tilted in superb lighting. Presumably that's the child's brother. The 'sleeping' child now holds red roses. Each in a full case.

RESERVE AUCTION.

SOLD for $3,000 plus 10% buyer's premium.



Lot 9: "THE VOYAGE OF LIFE. THE LAUNCHING 2"

Very rare case (#1-196 in Nineteenth Century Photographic Cases and Wall Frames by Berg, #150 in Union Cases by Krainik, Krainik & Walvoord), sixth plate size. This case has one of the most ambitious designs, but no one gets to see it because it's so rare. Contains an ambrotype of a bearded gentleman.

NO RESERVE.

SOLD for $125 plus 10% buyer's premium.



Lot 10: MAN WITH INTENSE EYES WEARING A GOLD MINER'S SHIRT

Sixth plate daguerreotype. His beard didn't fit into the title, but it certainly works its way into the composition. He's certainly got that 'look' of having seen something bigger. The consignor notes that his was 'found' in California.

NO RESERVE.

SOLD for $550 plus 10% buyer's premium.


Lot 11: BOSTON PAPER LOT WITH AN EMPHASIS ON J. J. HAWES (Southworth & Hawes)

1. Card mounted photo of prominent actor William Warren. Stamped "J. J. Hawes, Photo. 19 Tremont Row, Boston."
2. 1860s Carte de visite of 'Rev. E. C. Messenger' (pencil). Stamp on reverse: "J. J. Hawes, Photographer, 19 Tremont Row, Boston." This carte de visite also has a desirable 'blackjack' black Andrew Jackson 2 cent internal revenue stamp on reverse.
3. Stereoview of Stage Fort Park in Gloucester, Massachusetts. Reverse. "Stereoscopic Views. J. J. Hawes, Photo. 19 Tremont Row, Boston."
4. Stereoview of waterfront. Pencil on reverse: "View of Pavillion." Stamped "Stereoscopic Views, J. J. Hawes, Photo. 19 Tremont Row, Boston."
5. Early Carte de Visite of the Hancock Manor, which was the first building atop Beacon Hill. It was demolished during the Civil War era to much public outcry. It's approximately the site of the current State House. No back mark.
6. Carte de visite of elderly gentleman, possibly Revolutionary War veteran. Stamped "Black. Photo. 173 Washington St. Boston" The Boston Athenaeum is a major repository of James Wallace Black's work.
7. Carte de visite. Dog on a table. Stamped "Black. Photo. 173 Washington St. Boston."
8. Carte de visite of Old South Church. Period Ink on reverse: "Warren Ave. Baptist Church Boston." Old pencil includes "...Murder...Dr. Lane..."
9. Carte de visite of James Russell Lowell, poet, essayist, diplomat by Warren. Warren was a prestigious maker who often photographed notables.

NO RESERVE.

SOLD for $175 plus 10% buyer's premium.



Lot 12: CASES & IMAGES & MOTHER OF PEARL

1) Japanned sixth plate case with mother of pearl inlay. Inside is a daguerreotype of a young couple.
2) "Moses among the Bulrushes" ninth plate case with tintype of bearded man.
3) Red 1840s R. Jennings quarter plate case, Philadelphia.
4) Sixth plate ambrotype of mother, child & doll with gold highlights housed in octagonal thermoplastic case.
5) Tintype of 2 women reading a book in original vintage frame.
6) Black Boston-style push-button quarter plate daguerreotype case.
7) Half plate case with loose ambrotype of woman.
8) Japaned sixth plate case with mother of pearl inlay made to hold 2 images.
9) Relievo ninth plate ambrotype of woman with gold jewelry housed in handsome leather case.
10) Ninth plate daguerreotype of young man in split thermoplastic case.

NO RESERVE.

SOLD for $400 plus 10% buyer's premium.



Lot 13: R. M. COLE THREE QUARTER PLATE AMBROTYPE OF THREE CHILDREN

GENEROUS DONATION FROM GREG FRENCH.

Three quarters plate ambrotype. Hand-colored. Stamped in mat: (Lower left) "R. M. COLE, ARTIST" (Lower right) "PEORIA, ILLS'.

This is an unusual size (7 1/4 X 6 inches) with a custom made leather case. Roderick M. Cole also made an ambrotype of Abraham Lincoln.

DONATION: 100% of the proceeds of this auction lot will benefit the Daguerreian Society.

NO RESERVE.

SOLD for $600 plus 10% buyer's premium.



Lot 14: "THE SILVER THREAD"

GENEROUS DONATION FROM ROSSANO BERTOLO (DAGUERREIAN) & IVAN CRICO (PAINTER).

The work "The silver thread", wants to revisit, in contemporary key , the ancient custom of coloring daguerreotypes with the pigments.

No longer a mere embellishment, but a dialogue between different languages, pictorial and photographic.

The Sutratma in the Tibetan tradition, the silver thread of life that connects the self spiritual, to the physical body, also here a connection between two different sides - and yet intimately connected - realities. For represent the passage into another dimension, the painted image refers to an old photograph taken with a Japanese "ama" diver, which is descending into the depths of the sea linked to a thread, but in a reversed way, heading toward an reversed abyss.

Please note: this is larger than whole plate size.

DONATION: 100% of the proceeds of this auction lot will benefit the Daguerreian Society.

NO RESERVE.

SOLD for $400 plus 10% buyer's premium.


Lot 15: TWENTY-ONE TINTYPES FEATURING DOGS

A delightful assortment of CDV sized tintypes featuring dogs alone and with their human friends.

NO RESERVE.

SOLD for $425 plus 10% buyer's premium.



Lot 16: GEORGE WASHINGTON: COPY OF REMBRANDT PEALE, by TROXAL of ALTOONA

Inside the case is written: "Copy of original picture on stone by Rembrant (spelling incorrect) Peale from his own painting of Washington. Copied, 1854, by Troxell, of Altoona." The excellent resource "Craig's Daguerreian Registry" by John Craig lists William Troxel (also Troxell) in Blair County, Pennsylvania. There is a town of Altoona in Blair County. John Craig also places William Troxel in Kentucky.

RESERVE AUCTION.

SOLD for $700 plus 10% buyer's premium.



Lot 17: FEMALE GUITARIST WITH LOTS OF JEWELRY

Sixth plate daguerreotpye. She gazes at us intently, one hand holding her prized guitar in place. The individual guitar strings can be seen clearly. Half Case.

NO RESERVE.

SOLD for $550 plus 10% buyer's premium.


Lot 18: PHOTOGRAPHS OF NOTABLE ARTISTS BY YOUSUF KARSH

Biography: Yousuf Karsh is recognized as one of the masters of 20th century photography. He was Armenian and as a child witnessed the Armenian genocide, watching a sister die of starvation. At 16 his family sent him to Canada and that is where he found success and is a national hero to this day. The first three are roughly 11 X 14 inches, the last two are roughtly 8 X 10 inches.

1) MARC CHAGALL. Famous Jewish-Russian French artist.
2) ALBERTO GIACOMETTI. Swiss sculptor, painter and printmaker.
3) JOAN MIRO. Spanish painter, sculptor and ceramicist.
4) PABLO CASALS. Cellist and conductor.
5) ALEXANDER CALDER. American sculpture.

NO RESERVE.

SOLD for $1,500 plus 10% buyer's premium.



Lot 19: DAGUERREOTYPE LOCKETS & PARTS GALORE

Total is 30 round daguerreotypes in the following arrangements:

1) 3 lockets each housing 2 daguerreotypes.
2) a locket housing 4 daguerreotypes.
3) 5 lockets designed for 2 daguerreotypes each but containing 1 daguerreotype each.
6) Locket designed for 4 daguerreotypes, all daguerreotypes loose.
7) 8 loose daguerreotypes presumably can be matched up with some of the lockets.
8) Locket designed for 2 but no images.
9) Half a locket containing 1 daguerreotype.
10) Split locket with 1 daguerreotype.
11) Tiny split locket with daguerreotype on one side and lock of hair on other.

NO RESERVE.

SOLD for $475 plus 10% buyer's premium.



Lot 20: HALF PLATE DAGUERREOTYPE ATTRIBUTED TO SOUTHWORTH & HAWES

Closeup of a gentleman in their classic style. In original frame. Your chance to own one of the elite maker's larger sized plates.

NO RESERVE.

SOLD for $500 plus 10% buyer's premium.



Lot 21: TWENTY-NINE CDVs of DOGS, SOME WITH PEOPLE & SOME ALONE

This lot contains an array of photographs depicting dogs in various environments. There are a few that are unattributed, there are half a dozen from the United Kingdom, 3 from Canada, 1 from Paris and the rest are U.S.

NO RESERVE.

SOLD for $375 plus 10% buyer's premium.



Lot 22: ELOPEMENT OF THE LOVERS, AND OTHER NINTH PLATE CASES

1) The Elopement (Krainik, Krainik & Walvoord) aka The Lovers (Berg). Contains a tintype of a couple.
2) The Chess Players (Krainik, Krainik & Walvoord) aka A Game of Chess (Berg). Contains an ambrotype of a rough fellow with dark hat and light jacket smoking in a semi-profile.
3) Day, Aurora with the Genius of light (K, K & W.) aka Day, Aurora 1 (Berg). Contains an interesting informal ambrotype of 2 women with gold brooches.
4) Octagonal Case. Contains a very good daguerreotype of a woman with braided hair and a striped dress.

NO RESERVE.

SOLD for $125 plus 10% buyer's premium.



Lot 23: PENSIVE MAN WITH HEAD IN HAND, BY CATHAN

Quarter plate daguerreotype. With his elbow propped up and his slightly downward gaze, the man gives the appearance of being deep in reverie. No case.

NO RESERVE.

SOLD for $300 plus 10% buyer's premium.


Lot 24: EXCEPTIONAL BABIES

Features 4 sixth plate daguerreotypes of pairs including babies.

1) Older sister with bottleneck curls embracing baby.
2) Sister with bottleneck curls and mitts (fingerless gloves) holding baby.
3) Father holding baby in white.
4) Father looking down at baby. Tinting ribbons on baby's shoulders.

NO RESERVE.

SOLD for $600 plus 10% buyer's premium.



Lot 25: HANDSOME RUGGED MAN IN WORK CLOTHES: 1840s OCCUPATIONAL

Handsome muscular young man wears his work attire including a striped apron for this sixth plate daguerreotype. Notice his resolve as demonstrated by the manner in which he holds his tool.

RESERVE AUCTION.

SOLD for $1,200 plus 10% buyer's premium.



Lot 26: EARLY 1840s PRIMITIVE DAGUERREOTYPE FROM THE DAWN OF PHOTOGRAPHY

Sixth plate daguerreotype. This daguerreotype is typical of the very early years, except the pose is a little more interesting than most. He's got a smile on his face, and his hand loosely grips the chair. Split case.

NO RESERVE.

SOLD for $5,200 plus 10% buyer's premium.



Lot 27: MOTHER & CHILD PERFECTION BY SAMUEL BROADBENT

Quarter plate daguerreotype. Child wears a tinted red dress. Many of us are familiar with the Broadbent backdrop but this has the extra benefit of having 'S. BROADBENT' stamped lower left. Full case, re-taped spine.

NO RESERVE.

SOLD for $1,100 plus 10% buyer's premium.



Lot 28: A DELICIOUS AMBROTYPE PLUS MOTHER & CHILD DAGUERREOTYPES

1) Stunning quarter plate ambrotype with masterful coloring that comes to life in the right light.
2) Sixth plate daguerreotype of a proper woman holding her struggling son by the waist.
3) Mother with delicate demeanor holding her child's wrist. Sixth plate daguerreotype.

NO RESERVE.

SOLD for $300 plus 10% buyer's premium.



Lot 29: ARMED & TINTED CIVIL WAR SOLDIER WITH A FLAG IN A PATRIOTIC CASE, PLUS

1) Quarter plate tintype of Civil War soldier with lots of content. Take note of the red lining to his jacket. The front of the case carries the Union and Constitution theme.
2) Plus a CDV sized tintype of a full standing woman. With mat, preserver, and glass. Parts this size are hard to find. Measures 3 3/8 X 2 1/8 inches.

NO RESERVE.

SOLD for $650 plus 10% buyer's premium.



Lot 30: CAPTAIN DANIEL GAY, BORN 1768, SERVED IN WAR OF 1812. PLUS HIS COFFIN PLATE.

GENEROUS DONATION FROM JEFF GREEN.

1) 1840s Daguerreotype of a white haired gentleman. The lighting is great, he's got 'character' and his attire is interesting. Jeff writes: "Capt. Daniel Gay was from Stockbridge, Vermont, which has a town within called Gaysville. He was a Captain in the War of 1812 and served in 1 REG'T (BELKNAP'S), NEW YORK MILITIA....born 1768".
2) One side of the painted black and gold plate reads "D. G. 83 y." and the other side has scratched "Capt. Daniel Gay Died Oct. 4, 1851 Aged 83 years".

DONATION: 100% of the proceeds of this auction lot will benefit the Daguerreian Society.

NO RESERVE.

SOLD for $550 plus 10% buyer's premium.



Lot 31: TINTED BOY & GIRL WITH A POSING STAND BETWEEN THEM

Sixth plate daguerreotype. They assume their best poses, with the boy looking especially flamboyant. The posing stand between them is covered with a cloth: it almost looks like a doll's dress. Highly unusual.

NO RESERVE.

SOLD for $1,600 plus 10% buyer's premium.


Lot 32: S.L. WALKER, POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. BROADSIDE ON HALF PLATE DAGUERREOTYPE

A partial broadside from Samuel Walker states "Everyone should have one or more Daguerreotype Likenesses. Now is the time to attend to it.." and "..Master of the Art! has had Eleven years of the Best Practice of Man and his prices are as low as any respectable establishment in the Country..." Note that the broadside is separate from the dag, i.e. it has not been glued down. Reverse side is overmatted half plate daguerreotype of a couple.

NO RESERVE.

SOLD for $175 plus 10% buyer's premium.



Lot 33: HE LEANED ACROSS THE TABLE FOR THIS HALF PLATE!

Half plate daguerreotype. He leans, for sure, but he retains statesmanlike respectability with the position of his other arm. Now take a look at his pants. Full case with re-taped spine.

NO RESERVE.

SOLD for $500 plus 10% buyer's premium.



Lot 35: PRESIDENT LINCOLN & THE CIVIL WAR

A group of six CDVs (cartes de visite):

1) Abe Lincoln wearing glasses, reading to his son Tad. No backmark.
2) John Wilkes Booth, assassin of Lincoln, and his co-conspirators. Each is identified. Caption at bottom: 'Booth and his Associates'. No backmark.
3) Civil War Major General Franz Sigel by E. & H. T. Anthony from Mathew Brady negative.
4) Civil War Major General William Rosencrans by E. & H. T. Anthony from Mathew Brady negative.
5) General Tom Thumb and Wife. Backmark: "G. W. Tomlinson Map and Photographic Rooms...Boston."
6) President Lincoln (not from life) by "Smith & Bushnell, Publishers and Booksellers... Springfield, Mass."

NO RESERVE.

SOLD for $275 plus 10% buyer's premium.



Lot 36: GIVE ME SOME QUARTERS

This lot consists of 7 daguerreotypes: 4 quarter plates (the first 4) and 3 sixth plates (the last 3).
1) Child (probably boy) with off-the-shoulder dress.
2) Older man, younger wife: she holds flowers.
3) 1840s couple: he appears to be very tall relative to his wife.
4) Middle aged couple: He holds a book.
5) Woman holds a rolled up broadside or poster.
6) "Angelica" is inscribed on a metal plate on the front of the case. Depicts a woman by a pillar with something of interest in the foreground.
7) Girl with lively dress and blue tablecloth.

NO RESERVE.

SOLD for $650 plus 10% buyer's premium.



Lot 37: 18 VOLUMES OF THE DAGUERREIAN ANNUAL, INCLUDING 2 RARE OUT-OF-PRINT ISSUES

This lots consists of 18 softcover volumes of The Daguerreian Annual. Years include 1990 and 1994-2011. 1994 & 1995 are out-of-print and hard-to-find. Note that 2002-2003 and 2009-2010 were double issues combining two years into one volume. There is a duplicate 2001.

NO RESERVE.

SOLD for $375 plus 10% buyer's premium.


Lot 38: DAGUERREOTYPE OF A PAINTING BY CHASE, A HALF PLATE BY SOUTHWORTH & HAWES & MORE

This lot consists of 4 daguerreotypes:

1) A quarter plate daguerreotype of a painting by 'CHASE' (presumably Lorenzo Chase) depicts a woman with curls covered with a bonnet.
2) Overmatted half plate of two women by Southworth & Hawes (we know by the furniture).
3) Sixth plate of a girl with ribbons on her shoulders. Full case.
4) Quarter plate of a painting of a woman with tufts of hair curled onto her cheek.

NO RESERVE.

SOLD for $250 plus 10% buyer's premium.



Lot 39: CORNELIA GREEN MOORE, LOWELL'S MOTHER, HOLDING BONNET

Quarter plate daguerreotype. She fills the composition, and she looks right at us, holding her bonnet off to the side. A note in the back of the case says "Cornelia Green Moore, Lowell's Mother." Half Case.

Quick on-line research finds that Harriet Comelia Green married Augustus O. Moore on October 6, 1851 in Morris County, New Jersey. Their son, James Lowell Moore was born in July 1860 in Brooklyn, New York.

NO RESERVE.

SOLD for $800 plus 10% buyer's premium.


Lot 40: 1840s POST MORTEM OF A CHILD

This is a relatively early and primitive post-mortem of a child in bed with a floral patterned blanket. The image gives the illusion of the child being asleep. The child is identified in a modern note as "Elisha Fuller, son of Susan (Adams) Fuller and Elisha Fuller". Full case.

NO RESERVE.

SOLD for $500 plus 10% buyer's premium.



Lot 41: HALF PLATE OF A MAN IN DRAMATIC CAPE

Half plate daguerreotype. We say 'dramatic' cape as a double entendre, for this image suggests an actor or a man used to great fluorishes. Full case with re-taped spine.

NO RESERVE.

SOLD for $425 plus 10% buyer's premium.



Lot 42: NATIVE AMERICAN INDIANS, TRAIN WRECKS & TOBACCO CARDS OF BEAUTIES

3 photos of Native American Indians (2 1/2 X 4 1/4 inches, 4 X 6 1/2 inches, plus a real photo postcard). 3 Real photo postcards of train wrecks. 1 large photo (10 X 12 inches includes mount) of a train wreck. 25 tobacco cards of female beauties. Album 'ROMA' with 42 albumen photographs of statues and paintings. Panorama of Buick Employees.

NO RESERVE.

SOLD for $200 plus 10% buyer's premium.



Lot 43: FAMILY HALF PLATE WITH DIAGONAL BABY

Half plate daguerreotype. Older sister performed her part in her fringed dress. The middle child made a symmetrical pattern with his or her feet. The mother was fixated on being still but the youngest child chose a diagonal pose.

NO RESERVE.

SOLD for $450 plus 10% buyer's premium.



Lot 44: SEAMLESS BOY & DOG IN FLOWING COMPOSITION

Quarter plate daguerreotype. The boy and the dog wrangle for space even as they're best friends. Great composition with the right amount of tension. Split case.

RESERVE AUCTION.

SOLD for $1,900 plus 10% buyer's premium.


Lot 45: JOHN WILKES BOOTH & THE MARTYRED PRESIDENTS

This lots consists of 19 photographs. There are 14 CDVs and 5 stereoviews. CDVs: 2 of John Wilkes Booth (Lincoln's assassin), 1 each of President James Garfield (also assassinated), Chester Arthur (U.S. President), General George McLellan (Civil War officer in civilian clothing) & Lincoln and family. There are 8 CDVs of George and Martha Washington (First U.S. President and First Lady.) There are 5 stereoviews:

1) Martyred Presidents depicting Lincoln, Garfield & McKinley (all assassinated)
2) Abraham Lincoln Skeleton Leaves.
3 & 4) President McKinley.
5) President McKinley and wife.

NO RESERVE.

SOLD for $125 plus 10% buyer's premium.



Lot 46: OCCUPATIONAL BY S.B. BARNABY OF DAYTON, OHIO OF A MAN WITH A SATCHEL

GENEROUS DONATION FROM DENNIS WILLIAMS.

Sixth plate daguerreotype. The light-colored satchel certainly has a purpose. Is this man a mailman, or is he an express driver? He certainly looks like he handled some sensitive materials, perhaps risking robbery. He has a soul patch (hair under the lip) and wears an expensive silk scarf.

DONATION: 100% of the proceeds of this auction lot will benefit the Daguerreian Society.

NO RESERVE.

SOLD for $1,600 plus 10% buyer's premium.



Lot 47: A GROUP OF 14 DAGUERREIAN BROADSIDES ANNOUNCING THE WORK OF E.S. HAYDEN

These are approximately 12 X 10 inches in size. "All those wishing a perfect likeness of themselves, or their friends, would do well to call soon: confident that neither the Pictures nor the Price will fail to suit." Notice the blanks left in the daguerreian's whereabouts. They indicate that he or she is an itinerant, or traveling daguerreotypist.

NO RESERVE.

SOLD for $350 plus 10% buyer's premium.


Lot 48: LARGE GROUP BY PHILLIPE HALSMAN PLUS MARY PICKFORD, HOLLYWOOD ACTRESS

There are 14 Phillipe Halsman photographs. Each is approximately 14 X 11 inches. Each is stamped on reverse: "Copyright by Phillipe Halsman". 13 are penciled on reverse "Hollywood 1949" and 1 is penciled "Hollywood 1948". The Photograph of Mary Pickford measures 13 X 10 inches and has her signature in the negative.

NO RESERVE.

SOLD for $700 plus 10% buyer's premium.



Lot 50: BRIGHT YOUNG HANDSOME WOMAN WITH LONG EARRINGS & A WHITE TIE

GENEROUS DONATION FROM LESLIE GURA.

Quarter plate daguerreotype housed in a wall frame. The young lady is most fashionable, but also exudes a sense of determination. Notice the curls just below her temple, and the gold highlights to her earrings. Her arm rests upon an embroidered tablecloth.

DONATION: 100% of the proceeds of this auction lot will benefit the Daguerreian Society.

NO RESERVE.

SOLD for $150 plus 10% buyer's premium.



Lot 51: DAGUERREIAN SOCIETY SYMPOSIUM 2011: WHOLE-PLATE DAGUERREOTYPE BY ROB MCELROY

Matted and framed whole-plate copy daguerreotype of 2011 attendees at Daguerreian Society Symposium in St. Petersburg, Florida by Rob McElroy.

NO RESERVE.

SOLD for $275 plus 10% buyer's premium.


Late Addition Lot #3 (Lot 56): HALF-PLATE DAGUERREOTYPE OF THE USS CONSTELLATION IN BALTIMORE INNER HARBOR

Taken by Mike Robinson Wednesday November 7th 2012.

NO RESERVE.

SOLD for $1,900 plus 10% buyer's premium.


Late Addition Lot #4 (Lot 57): 4x5 DAGUERREIAN SOCIETY SYMPOSIUM GROUP SHOT

Taken by Rob McElroy Friday November 9th, 2012.

NO RESERVE.

SOLD for $1,000 plus 10% buyer's premium.


Lot 52: WET-PLATE ERA IRON HEADREST AND POSING STOOL

From the Collection of Jordan Patkin. Jordan Patkin was a noted and highly respected camera and photograph collector. The Daguerreian Society is proud to be offering these items from his collection.

Featured is a wet-plate era iron headrest, complete and original. This design was originally marketed by Samuel Peck and Co. until all of his stock and trade was purchased by the Scovill Manufacturing Company in 1857. At this time the identification casting on the base was modified from S. P. & Co. to S.M.C. It is interesting to note that to save production costs, the column casting was created from a mold originally designed for the bronze nozzle of a fire hose! It is rare to find complete headrests including all the original locking hardware, iron rods and eccentric adjusting "melon ball" type parts that steady the sitters head.

This lot also includes a posing stool, which is featured in the last scan.It's approximately 20 inches high. The seat is approximately 13 1/2 X 13 1/2 inches.

RESERVE AUCTION.

SOLD for $1,200 plus 10% buyer's premium.



Lot 53: MIKE ROBINSON'S DAGUERREIAN STUDIO

GENEROUS DONATION FROM MIKE ROBINSON.

Half-Plate daguerreotype in reverse painted glass passe-partout. Taken in January 2012, this daguerreotype features the cameras and apparatus in Mike's Toronto studio.

Shown here are an exact replica of Daguerre's Giroux camera, a Half-Plate Palmer and Longking replica camera on an original iron centre tripod, a quarter-plate chamfered box camera replica on an original Jenny Lind posing table, and original L.B.B. & Co. quarter-plate chamfered box camera on another iron centre tripod, a full-plate Boston box replica camera, an original Jenny Lind headstand and another posing table. A painted backdrop and reflector and finally a replica of Antoine Claudet's focimeter for lens testing.

DONATION: 100% of the proceeds of this auction lot will benefit the Daguerreian Society.

NO RESERVE.

SOLD for $950 plus 10% buyer's premium.


Late Addition Lot 1 (Lot 54): LOUIS DAGUERRE POSTER FROM THE BRY SUR MARNE EXHIBITION 2001

GENEROUS DONATION FROM GEORGE AND SUE WHITELEY.

About 6 X 4 feet in size.

DONATION: 100% of the proceeds of this auction lot will benefit the Daguerreian Society.

NO RESERVE.

SOLD for $70 plus 10% buyer's premium.


Lots 34 and 49 did not meet their reserve prices, so did not sell.
TERMS:

LIVE AUCTION.

CONSIGNOR'S FEE OF 10%.

BUY-IN FEE OF 5%. The buy-in fee for lots unsold is 5% of the reserve with a $200 maximum. For example, if a consignor reserves an item for $600 and it is unsold, the new fee will be $30. For an unmet reserve of $2000, the new fee will be $100. For an unmet reserve of $6000, the fee would be $200 (i.e. the maximum).

BUYER'S PREMIUM OF 10%. The auction's purpose is to generate revenue for The Daguerreian Society. A buyer's premium of 10% is below the norm.

ABSENTEE BIDS are encouraged. All bids will be confidential. All bids will be competitively bid with total discretion, in increments against other real bids. We run these auctions with the utmost integrity. Absentee bidders are always pleased to win items at a fraction of their maximum bids, and last year was no exception. Absentee bids will be executed immediately, unless a 'Stealth bid' is requested (a bid that isn't executed until the night of the auction.) Please call Greg French at 617-522-3610 (home) or email Greg at gregfren@comcast.net in order to leave a bid.

The deadline for absentee bids is 6:00 PM EST Saturday, November 10, 2012.

CURRENT BID is defined as the SECOND HIGHEST BIDDER'S MAXIMUM BID PLUS ONE INCREMENT (see increment table below). WE NEVER REVEAL THE HIGH BIDDER'S MAXIMUM BID. (This is the same concept that eBay uses.)

INCREMENTS:
Up to $100 bids will be in $10 increments.
From $100-$500 bids will be in $25 increments.
From $500-$1000 bids will be in $50 increments.
From $1000 up bids will be in $100 increments.
From $2500-$5000 bids will be in $250 increments.
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We reserve the right to revert to smaller increments during the bidding process.

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