|Beautiful Night View of the White House by Noted Washington Photographer C.O.Buckingham|
C.O. Buckingham (USA, 1930 - 1935)
Photographic print on firm paper with the copyright embossed on the lower right front, "C.O.Buckingham". Also, on the reverse is the Buckingham company stamp.
A haunting night portrait of The White House, circa 1930. The Buckingham Company was a commercial photography studio that specialized in Washington, D.C. subjects.
|Scale Model of Washington, Jefferson, and Lincoln at Gutzon Borglum's Studio at Mt.Rushmore |
Charles d'Emery (USA, 1929 - 1934)
Photograph of a large scale plaster model of three of the Presidents on Mt.Rushmore- Washington, Jefferson, and Lincoln by Gutzon Borglum (1867-1941). A technician,possibly Borglum's son Solon, is measuring Jefferson's head.Gelatin silver print, 9 5/8 x 7 3/4 inches.
Borglum worked on Mount Rushmore from 1925 until he died just before it was completed in 1941. It was the largest and most remarkable sculpture ever crafted in this country and has been visited by Presidents and Kings. Over 450,000 tons of rock was blasted away, and incredibly there were no fatalities during the many years it took to complete. Charles d’Emery,a Connecticut photographer, chronicled the project through the years of construction. Other examples of his photographs showing Borglum’s progress can be seen in Mount Rushmore by Gilbert C. Fite (Norman, Oklahoma, 1952).
|Original Photograph of Solon Borglum Looking at Jefferson's Eye on Mt.Rushmore|
Charles d'Emery (USA, 1929 - 1934)
Photograph by Charle d'Emery of Solon Borglum examining Thomas Jefferson's eye on Mt.Rushmore. Quite prominent is the nearly completed nose, sculpted by Gutzon Borglum (1867-1941). Gelatin silver print, 9 5/8 x 7 3/4 inches on original mount.
|Cabinet Photograph of Rabbi Moses Gaster|
Elliott & Fry (England, 1880 - 1890)
Photograph mounted on card, 6½ x 4¼,with imprint of Elliott & Fry Ltd, Photographers, 55 Baker Street, London, S.W. On verso is written, "Rabbi Moses Gaster, Chief Rabbi Spanish and Portuguese Jewish Congregations, London". Sharp impression.
New York World Photograph of Theodore Roosevelt During His Progressive Party Campaign of 1912
C. Legendre (USA, 1912)
Historically significant 8 x 10 vintage photograph of ex-President Theodore Roosevelt; with the hand stamp of the New York World Photographer, C.Legendre on the reverse.
When Roosevelt returned from his world travels in 1911 he was quite disturbed at the conservative path taken by his successor, William Howard Taft. Despite a promise not to seek a third term, he declared his candidacy and lost the Republican nomination to Taft. He then decided to bolt the Party and formed the Progressive or Bull Moose Party. By doing so he split the Republicans and threw the election to Woodrow Wilson.
Ex-collection Herbert Bayard Swope, Editor in Chief of The New York World, purchased directly from his estate in 1967.
|Amelia Earhart |
Ben Pinchot (USA, 1937)
Amelia Earhart. Pioneer woman aviator; first woman to fly Atlantic solo; lost on flight in 1937. Lovely 8 x 10 inch vintage photograph of her smiling; stamp of the photographer, Ben Pinchot, on verso.
| Early Panoramic View of a Pioneer French Flight|
French School (France, 1909 - 1910)
Panoramic photograph of a pioneer flight, probably around 1910, on the coast of France. As the plane flies overhead, we see several period automobiles in the foreground with people watching the event. Measures 10 ¾ x 3 3/8 inches.
|Advertisement for Exhibition of Martin Schreiber's Nude Photographs of Madonna at the Neikrug Gallery, 1990 |
Martin M.H. Schreiber (USA, 1979 - 1990)
Four page advertising folder that measures 5 x 7 inches, when closed. On the outside it is titled MADONNA / MADONNA. On the inside is a nude reclining Madonna; underneath is the title of the exhibit I. Madonna, Portfolio of Madonna Nudes by Martin M.H.Schreiber. Schreiber had taken these pictures in 1979 and Madonna tried to stop this exhibit which ran from September to November, 1990 at the Marjorie Nikrug Gallery in New York.
|Photographic Portrait of Al Capone|
Penguin Photo (USA, 1930)
Three-quarter face black and white portrait of Al Capone, the most famous gangster in American history. It measures 8 1/2 x 6 3/4 inches. On the reverse is pasted authorship tag of Penguin Photos and the piece has been titled, AL CAPONE - his favorite pose. Someone has written in green ink, "Authentic Portrait".
Alphonse Gabriel "Al" Capone (1899-1947) was the most notorious gangster in American history. He terrorized and controlled Chicago in his seven year reign as crime boss which ended in 1933 when he was jailed for tax evasion, having not declared most of his $50million per year income . His most enduring "accomplishment" was authoring the "St.Valentine's Day Massacre", February 14, 1929.