Four images in this lot. The first one has a back mark of J Magill Belfast, the second one has a backmark of Karl F Wunder in Hannover Germany, the third one has no backmark and the final one photographer Leineweber in Hannover Germany
Three CDV's in this lot. The first one was done by C T Newcombe, Hastings. London photographer. The second was taken by Van Carl Timm in Harburg, a city in Hamburg Germany. The third was from G R Perry's Photographic art Gallery in Simcoe, Ontario.
Giacomo Antonelli (2 April 1806 – 6 November 1876) was an Italian cardinal deacon. He was the Cardinal Secretary of State from 1848 until his death; he played a key role in Italian politics, resisting the unification of Italy and affecting Roman Catholic interests in European affairs. He was often called the "Italian Richelieu" This information was from Wikipedia.
1. Backmark of Steel's in Jackson, Michigan (bottom left corner crease) 2. Revenue stamp and backmark of Tandy's Art Gallery in Jacksonville Ill.3. George S Cook in Charleston S C ( two tears, one in med bottom and other on the lower right hand side. 4. Purviance backmark Pittsburgh Pa (note stain on mid left hand side, 5. Backmark of J J Outley's in St Louis, Mo, and finally Backmark of J M Tomlinson in La Grange Ga.
Six CDVs of men. Please study the scans to see the condition. 1. Backmark reads Steel's Jackson Michigan, 2. Revenue stamp and back mark from Tandy's Art Gallery in Jackson Illinois (corner crease) 3. George Cook Charleston S C backmark (cut in mid bottom) 4. Purviance Pittsburgh Pa photographer mark on front. Note the stain in left edge 5. J J Outley's Studio in St Louis Mo. 6. J M Tomlinson in La Grange Ga.
Six CDV's in this lot. condition as seen in the scans. Top left back mark of K W Beniczky photographer "near Chatham St, NY. Next is a photograph of J H Van Ness in Lynchburg Va. 3rd has a back mark of G H McConnell, St Louis Mo. Left from second row has a back mark of Sol. Lovejoy in Lake Village, N H. Next has a revenue stamp with a backmark of J W Wykes of Pittsburgh Pa. Last has a back mark of Butler & Smetters in Springfield Illinois.
This lot consist of six CDVs. Please view the scans to see the condition. There are two identical poses, one colorized by Thuss. Hand written identifications on the back which were obtained by the family. Kate Thompson. Hill Thompson, another family member was made by Schleir, a Nashville photographer. The baby was taken by Carl C Giers, identified on the front as Sadie Chase. Next is Polly Barr, identified on the back. Photographer was Poole Art Co and finally "Capt J E McCall, Corp co "C' University of Tennessee, school friend of Papa's. Photographer was MC? Branson in Knoxville Tennessee.
This lot consists of CDV's from C C Giers. The first three rows are from him and the bottom three are from his studio but the photographer W E Armstrong. Please study the scans to see the condition. Identified names on some of them are Mattie Allison. "Mary Joe (Baugh) Mitchell's grandmother, Kate Thompson born May 7, l865, Annie Kay Thompson and the male is another Thompson family member. I can't quite make out his names.
This lot consists of six CDV's of men. These are the back marks: 1. McLean & Trotter Anderson, 2.F. C. V. Bortsel, Anderson S C, 3-4 McLeah & Trotter Backmarks 5. Trotter & Reese, Anderson S C, and W H Wiseman, Newberry S C.10,50
This appears to be a cabinet card which has been trimmed. There is a nip out of the left edge. Some scattered brown spots but I couldn't resist the cute expression on this baby. Pencil ID on the back which reads Martha Ruth Grace ?. From a Macon Ga estate.
Some staining on the edges and wear to one corner. There is also a little cut in the bottom edge. No backmark. This card was a mystery to me until I was able to match the image on TinEye.com. There was a stereo card with the exact same image and handwritten on the bottom was Minneapolis Minnesota. Since then I have been unable to determine the name of location of the building. After looking a hundreds of postcards of buildings in Minneapolis, I've decided that the building is no longer there. There are signs that are visible under magnification and others that someone else's eye could read. C F or C G Warner. This would be a great research project for someone since it is a magnificent structure.
Found in Middle Tennessee. I'm guessing that this young man, whose photograph was taken in Boston was a student at Webb school in Bell Buckle. I'm also guessing that he was related to William R Webb who founded the school in 1870. I accidently cut off part of the right edge in the first scan but it is intact. Photographer was Elmer Checkering in Boston.
I don't know what could be improved on this card. Two precious children dressed in the Little Lord Fauntleroy outfits along with their two Irish Setters, one sitting in a chair. Note the toy pail hanging out of his mouth and the cluster of toys on the table. This great photograph was made by HY Fietsam, a Traveling Photographer. Some wear to the board.including and two small tears on the mid right edge of the board.
See scan to view this post war CDV. The photographer A J Riddle is best known for his documented images of the condition of the Union soldiers who were imprisoned at Andersonville. After the war he lived in Macon.
This CDV is from the Art Gallery or J G Stewart in Carlinville Illinois. I like the content even though it has condition problems. There are scratches on the surface of the photograph and a grimy front and back. See scan.
I've had this CDV several years trying to identify this building. The photographers on the back are Harrell and Grimes N C. Harrell was not on the list of early photographers through I found a Grimes in Murfreesboro and found a copy of an old photograph which matches this CDV. The building was dated 1870 which fits the format of this CDV. I don't think the building still exists so this should make this image an important one. It is in good condition.
Wear to this image which is not a photograph but perhaps a lithograph. Please view the scan carefully to see the condition. There is not photographer back mark. Here is some information of Napoleon found in Wikipedia:
Louis-Napoléon Bonaparte (20 April 1808 – 9 January 1873) was the first President of the French Republic and, as Napoleon III, the ruler of the Second French Empire. He was the nephew and heir of Napoleon I. Elected President by popular vote in 1848, he initiated a coup d'état in , before ascending the throne as Napoleon III on 2 December 1852, the forty-eighth anniversary of Napoleon I's coronation. He ruled as Emperor of the French until 4 September 1870. He holds the distinction of being both the first titular president and the last monarch of France.
Please view the scan to see the condition. As one can see the edges of the board are quite dingy and there are some spots in the right area. The biggest black spot appears to be in the photo, not on it and I'm not sure about the other tiny spots. The card is bowed and the back is quite discolored but it does have Giers's regular back mark. The negative number is 368506 with the 6 marked out replaced with 4. Page 161. The scan is somewhat darker than the actual image. The child appears to be lying on a sofa with a coverlet covering her lower part.
This CDV is from the late 1800's and it features a Kickapoo Indian according to the period handwriting on the front and back. I believe the front may read Chief but am not sure. There is a small slit in the mid bottom of the board where it was probably displayed.
Cabinet Card-Steamboat Men-Poole Art Co-Nashville Tennessee
Item #: NEW-0012938
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This cabinet card was found in the family estate of C C & Otto Giers and Edward D Hicks of Nashville. I'm guessing they are Steamboat personnel. Large red spot at the bottom left hand corner. Dingy and stained board. Weakened right hand bottom corner.
This photo is a tad on the light side. There is a small back dot which is probably on the outside. Dingy board in places. Clarity on the faces not that great. Back mark for the National Photographic View Co in New York. Two dogs posing and what looks like a Shetland Pony. I wonder what the sticks were used for, hopefully not used on the horses.
T Whittaker is the photographer. Non period handwriting on the back which reads "William Young? Brockley Park." Certainly can't confirm that this is a proper ID. Torn area on the back where it was glued in an album
Five images of women dressed in the fashion of the day.1. No back mark 2.McLean & Trotter backmark, Crease on right side, 3. S B Cushing photographer Ferry Street, Oskosh 3. 4. Can't quite read the names but "lived at foot of 5 Mile Hill Hillsboro Rd "married Cousin Charlie" Photographer was R Poole Nashville Tn. 4. Front reads "Cousin Ern Thompson-Mrs. Charlie Thompson. Back reads, 1878 5. C ? Brand's Photographic art Gallery in Chicago. Note the bend.
This is a curiosity. This CDV is from the 70's or 80's with a back mark of John M Clarke Photographer in New Orleans. The back is stamped "George Roehn, The 2 Headed Boy, Five Years Old." His name is also on the front. Clearly, he does not have two heads. He is holding a riding crop. Could be post operation. Needs further research.
This follow up information was furnished to me:
George Roehn was born with myelomeningocele, a variant of spinal bifida. Spina bifida, or split spine is a fault in the development of the spine and spinal cord which leaves a gap in the spine. Myelomeningocele spina bifida causes the spinal column to remain open allowing the membranes and spinal cord push out to create a sac in the lower spine. Hence, the 2nd. head not showing in the CDV.
During the 1880's George was on display at many circus events in the Midwest including J Taylor's Circus & Menagerie of Creston, Iowa. George had the "2nd head" surgically removed in 1887.
Atlanta Constitution April 23, 1887 - Dr. Willis Wesimoreland exhibited the' two headed boy George Rehn of Ohio upon whom the doctor operated several months ago. Several months ago Dr. Westmoreland cut off the head at the lower end of the spine.