Apr 19, 2016 - Sale 2411

Sale 2411 - Lot 33

Price Realized: $ 17,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 2,500 - $ 3,500
Collection of approximately 120 tintypes, including many remarkable portraits, occupational, and leisure views, with multiple full-plates. With an unusually large plate of a "carnie" holding a flat paddle and standing alongside a Wheel of Chance, a photographer posing with his camera, a sword swallower, various dogs on their hind legs, a 2lb. potato, young women enjoying a hand-tinted slice of watermelon in the studio, a tabletop still life, an elegant woman hiding her face behind a fan, a top-hatted gentleman in a hall of mirrors, and an African American man riding a long-horned bull. Full-plate (10), half-plate (12), quarter-plate (6), sixth-plate (50), ninth-plate (39), and gems (3); given the inconsistent nature of tintype sizing, all sizes are approximate. 1870s-1910

Additional Details

From the Collection of Harry Amdur.

Also included are various group shots, comprising patrons and employees of a hotel standing on the porch and roof; a farm scene in which two of the figures have been delicately removed while another milks a cow; and much more.

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