New York: December 11, 1954. Van Vechten, Carl. Read More about Portrait photograph of William Faulkner
[New York: 1945]. Inscribed by Markova. Inscribed by the great ballerina - one of Van Vechten's favorite subjects - to Van Vechten's assistant:To Saul / with my very best wishes / always / Alicia Markova / 1945." Read More about Portrait photograph of Alicia Markova as Marie Taglioni in PAS DE QUATRE
[Vence, France: 1951]. Printed circa 1980? Matisse in Vence, at Work on Chapelle Matisse. Superb, large portrait of the artist in front of his famous Chapel, the work he considered his magnum opus, and which he completed in 1951, the year this photo was taken by the acclaimed Russian-born LIFE..... Read More about Portrait of Henri Matisse taking a stroll in front of the Chapelle Matisse in Vence
New York: May 20, 1933. Variant of the portrait published in PORTRAITS: the Photographs of Carl Van Vechten, (1978), edited by Saul Mauriber. Rare portrait of Matisse. Read More about Portrait photograph of Henri Matisse
London, Park Square Gardens: May 26, 1934. Variant print of the portraits published in PORTRAITS: the Photographs of Carl Van Vechten (1978), edited by Saul Mauriber. One of the finest portraits of the novelist taken in his middle years. Van Vechen and Maugham were friends. Read More about Portrait photograph of William Somerset Maugham
[Colorado?]: ca 1875. "In 1875, the state legislature of Colorado requested Mrs. M.A. Maxwell, of Boulder, Colorado to place her Colorado animal exhibit in the Centennial Exhibition. That was probably the first such legislative action and serves to emphasize the importance of this exhibit at a national celebration...The newspapers had..... Read More about Carte-de-Visite of Mrs. M.A. Maxwell from the "Rocky Mountain Series" showing her with...
[Edinburgh: August, 1962, printed ca. 1990’s]. Candid portrait photograph of Henry Miller in spectacles and flat cap, taken at the 1962 International Writers’ Conference held at McEwan Hall, Edinburgh. The conference — which was on the subject of “The Novel Today” — was organized by the publisher John Calder and..... Read More about Photograph of Henry Miller at the 1962 International Writers Conference
Moorhead, Minn: ca. 1879. Haynes was located in Moorhead, MN from 1877 to 1879, when he moved his studio to Fargo and became official photographer to the Northern Pacific Railroad and Yellowstone Park, to great success. His early Red River Valley series documented the beginings large-scale "bonanza" farms. George Cass..... Read More about Three stereographs of farm laborers operating horse-drawn threshers and binders on "The...
[N.p., New York: ca. 1902]. J.P. Morgan (1837-1913) founded the banking firm that became J.P. Morgan & Co. in 1871 and by the 1880s he was involved in the American railroad industry. In addition to being a prominent financier, he amassed a world-renowned art collection and library.The scene is the..... Read More about Photograph of J.P. Morgan seated at his desk, in profile
'the nicest Morgan-but the most dismal businessman'. Charming photographs of the grandson of the legendary financier J. P. Morgan.The first portrait shows the young child (aged two) standing and holding a sailing ship (L. Alman, New York and Newport, R. I.). In the second (aged six), he is posed leaning..... Read More about Two Portrait photographs of Junius Spencer Morgan, Jr., as toddler and child, dated December 1894...
Gardner Marsh - 'the great Atlantic caster from Nantucket'. Interesting group of photographs of Nantucket angler Gardner D. Marsh, "the first great surf caster. Dressed in killer black hip boots and foul weather jacket, Gardiner [sic], despite the primitive bamboo rod and heavy braided nylon line, practically invented modern surf..... Read More about Collection of Photographs of Gardner D. Marsh, prize-winning salt water angler of Eel Point,...
Washington, D.C: [circa 1860]. Shubrick was a naval officer, shipmate of James Fenimore Cooper who depicted him in "The Pilot" and "The Red Rover", commanded the West Indies Squadron 1838-1840. He was most famous for his command "Of the imposing expedition of 19 ships and 2500 men sent to settle..... Read More about Photograph, Signed on mounted slip below image
Photo of man in Bayhead Yacht Club cap, much canoeing and sailing, Tom's River, Barnegar Light, clown basebal game, etc. Read More about Photograph Album of Alice Jones with 201 original photographs, 1906-1907 of Bayhead
Most of the photos are of Bayhead when there wasn't much but woods, Parker's Neck, Bayhead, Metedeconk River, Paulsen's Neck. Unique. Read More about Photograph Album of Bayhead, New Jersey, 1904 by Alice Jones
[New York]: October 10, 1885. An extraordinary photographic record of the controlled detonation of Flood Rock in the narrow tidal straight called Hell Gate in New York City’s East River. The detonation was part of a nearly 70-year project to improve the navigability of the Hell Gate channel — found..... Read More about Three vintage photographs documenting the detonation of Flood Rock in the East River, October 10,...
[New Zealand: ca. 1890]. The 2nd King of the Maoris: a Rare Carte-de-Visite. A rare care-de-visite portrait of Tawhiao (c. 1822-1894), the 2nd Maori King, who “…left a legacy of religious principles from which his people would draw a future dream for Tainui: the rebirth of a self-sufficient economic base..... Read More about Carte de visite portrait of Tawhiao, 2nd Maori King, captioned “Tawahio [sic] the Maori King”
N.p: ca. 1943]. Inscribed from Admiral Nimitz to Samuel Eliot Morison. A marvelous association inscription, inscribed during the war, reading:"Dec. 13, 1943. To. Lt. Comdr. S.E. Morison, USNR - with kindest regards and best wishes, CW Nimitz, Admiral US N."Morison was the official US Navy Historian of World War II..... Read More about Black-and-white photograph of Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, in uniform, addressing another soldier,...
New York: April 3, 1934. Read More about Portrait photograph of Ramón Novarro
[New York]: September 5, 1933. Published in PORTRAITS: the Photographs of Carl Van Vechten (1978), edited by Saul Mauriber. Fine, atmospheric portrait of the playwright. Read More about Portrait photograph of Eugene O'Neill
New York: September 2, 1937. Published in PORTRAITS: the Photographs of Carl Van Vechten (1978), edited by Saul Mauriber. Read More about Portrait photograph of Clifford Odets
Benninghoff Run, Pennsylvania: ca. 1865. Benninghoff Run Oil Derricks. Vintage albumen print showing the oil derricks and pump house of Benninghoff Run, an important early oil field in Pennsylvania’s Oil Creek Valley. The site’s Ocean Well, dug in 1865, was the first to prove that oil could be extracted from..... Read More about “Binninghoff [sic] Run”
Petroleum Centre: ca. 1860s. Oil Creek. Vintage albumen print of Petroleum Centre, Pennsylvania, with Oil Creek in the foreground, with a few scattered derricks and the town proper on the far bank. Petroleum Centre sprang up in 1861 with the birth of the oil industry in western Pennsylvannia. By 1873..... Read More about “Petroleum Centre”
Ca. early 1930s. Inscribed Photograph of Kirsten Flagstad. An attractive image showing the great Wagnerian soprano in street clothes, seated. Read More about Photograph of the opera star, inscribed “Sincerely / Kirsten Flagstad”
Ca. 1970s. Inscribed Photograph of Beverly Sills. A lively image of the popular diva, photographed on stage, in costume. Read More about Photograph of the opera star, inscribed “Best Wishes / Beverly Sills”