Oct 19, 2017 - Sale 2458

Sale 2458 - Lot 323

Price Realized: $ 10,625
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,500 - $ 2,500
A fantastically hand-colored salesman's album containing 86 photographs displaying pencils, pens, chalk, erasers, rubber bands, and display window products from Eberhard Faber of New York.
With bright and vivid images, presumably hand-colored with the company's own pigment, illustrating the vast variety of products offered by Eberhard Faber, from their "Mongol" and "Van Dyke" pencils, Aquarello chalk, and dwarf lead pencils, to pink pearl erasers, Trutint compressed crayons, and indelible watercolor pencils, as well as various display props to be used in storefront and window advertisements. Silver prints, the images measuring 8x10 inches (20.3x25.4 cm.), and the reverse, linen backed, nearly all with captions or inventory numbers in the negative, and with the Paramount photographer's studio hand stamp on verso. Oblong 4to, black leatherette with a gilt stamped title; twin-bolt binding. Circa 1915