AMERICAN PORTRAITURE A collection of 16 cased (or half-cased) tintypes, 12 Union cases, and an album of American cartes-de-visite, tintypes and ambrotypes, 43 albumen prints, tintypes and ambrotypes, 9 with Civil War-era Internal revenue stamps on verso, many with G.H. Auxer, or R.R. Priest, Hightown, New Jersey stamp on verso, contemporary panelled morocco, brass clasps, small 4to, 1860s; with 26 loose cartes-de-visite and cabinet cards of various processes (quantity)
Lot 4
AMERICAN PORTRAITURE A collection of 16 cased (or half-cased) tintypes, 12 Union cases, and an album of American cartes-de-visite, tintypes and ambrotypes, 43 albumen prints, tintypes and ambrotypes, 9 with Civil War-era Internal revenue stamps on verso, many with G.H. Auxer, or R.R. Priest, Hightown, New Jersey stamp on verso, contemporary panelled morocco, brass clasps, small 4to, 1860s; with 26 loose cartes-de-visite and cabinet cards of various processes (quantity)
Sold for £540 (US$ 923) inc. premium
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AMERICAN PORTRAITURE
A collection of 16 cased (or half-cased) tintypes, 12 Union cases, and an album of American cartes-de-visite, tintypes and ambrotypes, 43 albumen prints, tintypes and ambrotypes, 9 with Civil War-era Internal revenue stamps on verso, many with G.H. Auxer, or R.R. Priest, Hightown, New Jersey stamp on verso, contemporary panelled morocco, brass clasps, small 4to, 1860s; with 26 loose cartes-de-visite and cabinet cards of various processes (quantity)

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  • Images comprise: An unusual quarter plate view of two seated men holding hands; sixth plate portrait of two children slumped in chairs, oval gilt mat, red cut velvet inner cover, cased; quarter plate portrait of a small boy in a smock, buttons gilt, oval gilt mat, half cased; ninth plate portrait of a young man wearing an oversized bow-tie, oval mat, blue cut velvet inner cover, in floral case; ninth plate portrait of a man in a thick overcoat, seemingly varnished, gilt mat, red cut velvet inner cover, in decorative case; sixth plate three-quarter view of a dignified-looking man in smart clothes, ornate oval gilt mat, red cut velvet inner cover, in a cross-patée variation case; half-figure portrait of a Union soldier, with his jacket buttons hand-gilded, in an oval mat embossed with Union flag, stars, a cannon, a drum and the phrase 'Union Now and Forever', made by Booth and Hayden, in flower and vase-motif case; sixth plate portrait of a Derby-hatted salesman(?) writing in his notebook by a table filled with lotions and salves, gilt mat, in half a case; sixteenth plate portrait of two Derby-hatted men posing by a bicycle, oval gilt mat outside glass, in small blue frame and hook; sixth plate portrait of a dapper-looking chap in a bow-tie and checkered waistcoat, ornate oval gilt mat, plum cut velvet inner cover, brown thermoplastic case decorated with central oval within larger oval frame of flowers, manufactured by Holmes, Booth and Hayden; ninth plate portrait of man with a goatee, ornate gilt mat, dark red cut velvet, black thermoplastic union case decorated with scroll design by Littlefield, Parsons and Co; ninth plate portrait of a baby in a high-chair, nonpareil gilt mat, maroon cut velvet inner cover, leather no.5 Eureka case, patented June 18th 1861; ninth plate portrait of a young couple, double eliptical mat, maroon embossed paper on inner cover, leather case decorated with scroll and leaf motif.
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