Feb 14, 2017 - Sale 2436

Sale 2436 - Lot 255

Price Realized: $ 10,625
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 2,000 - $ 3,000
A group of approximately 57 handsome ambrotypes, comprising intimate portraits, occupational studies, outdoor scenes, and post-mortems.
With 2 full-plates (including a trio of sisters and a Niagara Falls scene); 29 half-plates (including a maritime figure posing with a model clipper, a southern family posed before their stately home, a post-mortem of a boy, and a hand-tinted portrait of a young man in a boater hat with a hiking staff); 7 quarter-plates (including storefront scenes of a butchers and a liquor store, and an image of 5 people in a floating canoe); 12 sixth-plates (including a boy with a bucket and shovel, a man pushing his bicycle, two smoking men, one armed with a rifle, and numerous outdoor beach scenes); and 7 ninth-plates (including 4 portraits of children in one union case, and a hand-tinted portrait of a man by an apple tree). Nearly all in leather cases; many separated at the hinge. 1850s-60s