Jun 11, 2020 - Sale 2536

Sale 2536 - Lot 279

Estimate: $ 1,200 - $ 1,800
An album with more than 380 photographs of beautifully carved Victorian headstones, sarcophagi, mausoleums, and tombs.

The prints by photographer James E. Irving include images of substantial sarcophagi, tasteful tombstones, simple to elaborate obelisks and pedestals, and magnificent mausoleums, some with highly detailed Gothic ornamentation. Albumen prints, the images measuring approximately 9 1/4x7 3/4 inches (23.5x19.7 cm.), and the reverse, mounted recto/verso, each with an inventory notation, in the negative, or in ink, in the image area. 4to, black-stamped buff cloth with Irving's credit and address; soiled with light pencil notations on front cover. 1890s

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James E. Irving (1818-1901) was a Troy-based photographer who photographed the Shaker community in New York.