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Portraits of man and woman in circles

Item is a cream cabinet card with gold letterpress, partially obscured by the photograph which is pasted on top, sideways. "Van Aken/ ELMIRA, N.Y." with a decoration with letters "V" and "A" intertwined. Photograph shows two individual circular portraits of a man and a woman. Handwritten in ink at the base of the woman's portrait is "1851" and the man's, "1850". Given the style of dress and hair, this is probably the date of the original picture and not a birth or death date. On verso, an elaborate border and design with griffon and foliage, with the text "E.M. Van Aken/ Photographic/ Art/ Studio./ Practical Photographer,/ 120 West Water Street,/ ELMIRA, N.Y./ COPYRIGHTED 1889."

Portrait of a newsboy

Item consists of a cream card with embossed text at bottom edge, "DINGELDEY'S/ 780 JEFFERSON ST./ BUFFALO, N.Y." Photograph shows a boy with loose dress shirt and cropped pants holding a newspaper and wearing a beaten hat which looks to be fashioned out of newspaper.

Dingeldey's

[Portrait of two women both seated]

Item is in a cream coloured card-frame embossed opening, with embossed letters "Potter's Patent March 7 1865." Which is how we dated the tintype. Photograph is a studio portrait of two women, both seated, arms resting on the one armrest with fringes. Woman on right is dressed all in black, with black hat and veil - perhaps mourning wear. The woman on the left is in full skirt with black trim and black top, white collar and black hat. Both have pink tinted cheeks.

WWII family album

Black cover embossed letters ("Photographs") and image of deer. Bound with black string. Balck pages. Photographs mounted with glue or photo corners.Notations on photograph borders in black ink. Some loose photographs. One or two loose pages.

Dates include: August 1938, Fall 1939, 1941, September 1942, July 1943, summer 1944, 1945, 1956, winter 1947, 1948.

Locations include: Magog, Lac Superior, Quebec; Riverdale Park, Toronto, Ontario; Prince Edward Island; New York; Florida; England;
Themes include: Royal Montreal Regiment in Farnham, family portraits, weddings.

Carte de visite and tintype album

Brown leather cover and metal clasp; back cover's part of the clasp is missing. Front cover detached; missing spine; binding broken in several places. White pages with two window openings on each side, with gold borders. Pages have gilded edges. Several tintypes have hand colouring.

Photographs consist of portraits. Many photographs missing.

Photo studios include: Richardson in Brooklyn, E.D.; Chas Weiffle Photographer, N.J.

Developer tubes

Orange cardboard tubes have grey labels printed with black ink: "M - Q DEVELOPER TUBES, Adapted to any make of Dry Plates, Films, Developing and Bromide Papers. PAPER, FILMS AND PLATES -- Dissolve thoroughly in Five ounces of water the contents of red end of tube. Then add and dissolve remainder."

Ansco Company

Chevrolet Toronado (car sub-series)

Glossy gsp, white border. Depicts a car with man and woman standing behind it, outdoors, with a brick wall and trees in the background. Recto caption printed in photograph: "Toronado - A Chevrolet Experiemental Car on Exhibit at General Motors Futurama New York World's Fair." Verso crop lines and inscriptions in pencil. Vero top right: "55/mm-July"; centre: "20 picas"; bottom right: "1186," "36.3," "$15."

Jaguar E-Type Roadster (car sub-series)

Glossy gsp with white border. Side view of a sports car on white studio background. Recto inscription, bottom left, black ink: "2." Verso red ink stamp, top centre: "Please Credit Jaguar Cars Inc. 32 East 57th Street New York 22." Verso inscriptions in green ink- top right: "55/mm-Sept"; centre: cropping marks, 27 1/2 picas"; bottom right: "100 scr. 3inc half." Verso inscriptions in pencil- centre: "23 3/4 R"; bottom right: "$25," "B669."

Portrait of young boy with stick and hat

Item is a cream cabinet card with scalloped, gold-leafed edges and gold letterpress at bottom, "Goodwin/ EXTRA FINISH/ SYRACUSE, N.Y." Photograph is a full length portrait of a young boy, probably about 5 years old, wearing a lace shirt with dark cuffs and a dark ascot tie, trousers cut off at the knee, and holding a stick in one hand and a hat in another. He sits on the edge of a stone pillar with a background of abstracted leaves for a backdrop. On verso, an etching of a waterfall with the text "Goodwin./ 314 SO SALINA ST/ ART Photography./ INSTANTANEOUS PROCESS". At the top edge, handwritten in ink, "Georgia Wilson".

Portrait of a man in tassled oval frame

Item is a cream card with lithographed drawing of an ornate wooden frame in gold with blue tassles. Inside frame, photograph of a man holding the lapel of his jacket open with this left hand. On verso, a U.S. Revenue stamp meant for playing cards cancelled Jan 5, 186(5?).

[Portrait of two women]

Item has a cream card-frame embossed opening, with embossed letters "Potter's Patent March 7 1865." Which is how we dated the tintype. Photograph is a studio portrait of two women, both standing, side by side. Both women wear hats. One on left wears a dark shirtwaist, with a striped full skirt with hair tied neatly back and little bow at the neck. Woman on right has a dark dress, buttons down the front with a small white collar, in fashion in the 1860s. Her hair is shoulder lenght ringlets, also in fashion in the 1860s. Both have pink tinted cheeks.

Annie Deacon

American actress, burlesque performer. She is recorded as having performed in "Our Cinderella: A Burlesque" by William Gill in the Colville Company's 1878-9 season, and in "The Magic Slipper" for Haverley's Theater in New York in August 1879, produced by Samuel Colville's Opera Burlesque Company.

Waters, H.

Grand and Central America tour album

Black cover and pages.Album manufactured in New York by F.L. Schafuss & Co. Photographs glued in. Handwritten notations in black ink. Includes panoramic photographs and one navigational chart for sailing. Some loose photographs.

Photographs are travel snapshots from a cruise aboard the S.S. Vigilancia, a steamship that traveled from New York to Vera Cruz, Mexico. There are photographs of the popular sites and activities in Cuba, Bahamas and Mexico, including bullfighting, shoe shining, street scenes, cattle ranches, restaurants, mahogany, rubber, cocoa and banana trees, canoeing, vendors, Pico de Orizaba, markets. cathedrals, monuments, etc.
Other notable photographs are of the interior of The Grand Hotel, Wreck of the USS Maine at Havana, Monument to Cubans executed by the Spanish at Fort Cabana, ox-carts, and horse-drawn trams. Photographs taken at The Sequential Great Bull Fight, Havana. Vera City Mexico, Frontera Tobasco Mexico, Monte Cristo, Balancan, San Carlos, Santa Margarita, Vega Canal, Calle de Mayo and Mexico City.

Portrait of a woman in nature scene

Item is a grey cabinet card with white letterpress at bottom left, "26 W. 23RD St./ Eddowes Bros./ NEW YORK." Photograph is a full length portrait of a woman in a light patterned dress with puff-ball sleeves and a black lace overlay on the bodice of the dress. She wears a floral hat and holds a pair of gloves in her hands. She stands in front of a studio backdrop depicting a forest path.

Eddowes Brothers

The American Annual of Photography and Photographic Times Almanac for 1895

Green clothe-bound cover is embossed with “Scovill’s Photographic Series" and gold letterpress "The American Annual of Photography and Photographic Times Almanac for 1895.” This 438 p. book contains photomechanical reproductions of Alfred Stieglitz' "Outward Bound", p. 27, and "A Young Garibaldi", p. 254. Unpaginated appendices include vendor lists and advertisements.

Scovill & Adams Company

2nd Annual Outing of Herschell Spillman & Co's Employees

Item consists of a photograph mounted on grey card. Image shows a group of men seated outside a large brick building with a wooden sign high above their heads "HER-/ SPILLMAN/ THE/ ONLY/ BUILDERS/ OF/ IMPROVED/ 1873-1890" with the image of a carousel painted on the sign. The front row of the group holds up a wooden sign that reads "2ND ANNUAL OUTING/ OF HERSCEHLL SPILLMAN & CO'S/ EMPLOYEES JULY 3RD 1902." At bottom right, embossed in card, "L. H. Linh-pf(?)/ TONAWANDA, N.Y."

Portrait of Richard Gordineer

Item is a cream card with photograph of a well dressed black man. On verso, a long text in black letterpress followed by a purple stamp at the bottom reading "C.A. Stacey, Artist./ Over 56 Main Street,/ Medina, New York." The text is a brief biography of Richard Gordineer, a slave born to a Mohawk Dutchman and a black woman, who was freed in 1825 along with all the slaves in New York state. He was an excellent baker, and was regularly employed as a whitewasher until he lost all his savings in 1862. Gordineer died on December 11, 1884.

Portrait of three children and doll

Item consists of a cream coloured cabinet card with black letterpress at bottom edge, "Hearn, 1104 State St., Olean, N. Y." Photograph is a full length portrait of 3 children, 2 boys and a girl. The girl on the right holds a doll in her hand with elaborate hat and lace vest. The older boy wears a plain double breasted suit and cropped trousers, and the younger wears a sailor-style fashion. They stand in front of an abstracted studio backdrop. On verso, handwritten in pencil, "16 Washington St.".

J.P. Hearn

Rochester Institute of Technology course completion card

Item is a course completion card for A.J. Orr in quality control for the chemical industries. It reads: "Rochester Institute of Techonolgy / EVENING AND EXTENSION DIVISION / THIS CERTIFICATE INDICATES THAT / [inscribed in blue ink] A. J. Orr / HAS COMPLETED THE COURSE IN / [inscribed in blue ink] Quality Control of the Chemical Industries". It is signed by President Mark Ellingson and Director Burton C. Stratton and dated 1951-52.

Rochester Institute of Technology

Elsie K. Orr

Item is a portrait of woman reclining in a black leotard. Embossed on lower right hand side of photograph reads, 'Arnold, Brooklyn, N.Y.' Inscription in blue ink on back of photograph reads, 'Elsie K. Orr My first Wife, (illegible letter).V.O.'

Premo film pack adapter

4x5 film pack adapter for Premo camera. Metal and wood pack adapter. Inscription on side of wood "For Premo cameras." Premo cameras were manufactured by Rochester Optical and Camera company, which was bought out by Eastman Kodak in 1903. Date based on inscription: "Manufactured by Eastman Kodak Co. successor to Rochester Optical Co. Rochester, N.Y., U.S.A. Canada 25-03 British Pat. Apr. 21-03 France Pat. Apr. 18-03 German C.R.P. June 7 - 1905 U.S.A. Pat. May 19-03." (Eastman Kodak changed the name of the Rochester Optical Company to the Rochester Optical Division in 1907). Inscription on outside of metal back, "Premo film pack adapter."

[Portrait of a girl]

Item is a small silver gelatin portrait print. Yellow and brown in colour, image is of a young girl with long brown hair, tied up on the side with a barrette. Background is a studio setting with a pillar or column. Inscription on recto "Florence" handwritten in black ink, across bottom of image. Inscription on verso "Tel. Main .3877 A. E. Otis Photographer Open Sundays & Holidays 457-59 Fulton St., B'klyn" in red ink stamp.

Midtown New York City, N.Y.

matte gsp with white border. Aerial view of NYC. Signage on buildings reads: "Macy's," "Gimbel's," "Baltman and Co.," "Park Central Hotel." Recto caption in white at bottom of image: "(0506-876A-8)(3-16-33-1:30P)(12-2000) MIDTOWN NEW YORK CITY, N.Y."

Columbia University, New York City, N.Y.

matte gsp with white border. Aerial view of university campus and surrounding area. Signs across river read: "Palisade Amusement Park, Surf, Bathing," "The National Sugar Refining Co., Jack Frost Sugars." Recto caption, bottom left, in white: "(0305-876A-8)(2-27-33-1:00P)(12-2000) COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY, NEW YORK CITY, N.Y."

D.G. Paige General Store

Item is an albumen print mounted on cabinet card. Depicts man standing in front of store, which is selling lamps, baskets, pots, etc. Sign on building reads "D.G. Paige 971" Verso inscriptions, top left: "David Paige in business in New York," "$9.50," "LMMA," "$38.00."

pan american expo

print mounted on balck mat board. Depcits a view of a roadway lined with columns and statuary with pedestrians walking between. This is a view of the lincoln parkway entrance to the pan american exposition grounds, built for the exposition of 1901 in Buffalo NY. Verso inscription "Pan American Exposition 1903, The Pan American Exposition 1903, compliments of MR. Luther Cand."

Group at Lou Walters Latin Quarter

White bi-fold card with the design of a naked woman holding a mirror above the text "Lou Walters/ Latin Quarter". At the top left, "So this is Gay Paree.../ come along with me/ we're stepping out/ to see the/ Latin Quarter". Inside, a photograph of 4 men and 1 woman seated around a table, in the background several mirrored walls. The diners have all signed the bottom of the card and dated it. "1/26/56" "Dave Narved(?), Chas Bocklet(?), Burwell Abel, Marg Dunn, Run(?) Dunn". On back of card, blue print reading "Souvenir Photo" surrounded by a blue border. At bottom right, further blue text reads "For extra copies write to:/ PLANETARY PHOTO/ 311 West 34th Street/ New York 1, N. Y./ Use Number of back of Print/ Stating date taken and name of Club/ along with description of Photo."

Planetary Photo

Portrait of girl holding flowers

Item is a cream coloured cabinet card with oval fram decoratively drawn on card to mimick a heavy wall frame, complete with nail and hanging ropes. Photograph shows a young girl in checkered blouse holding flowers. On verso, a US 2 cent stamp, c. 1862-1871. Cancelled "[illeg] MILLS PENN YAN N.Y./ Jan 5, 1885."

Come Along Do!

Cream card with photograph of an engraving, with title "COME ALONG DO!" Image shows man and woman walking through a gallery or nude statues. Photographer's stamp at bottom of card, in black letterpress, "Mason New York". On verso, in pencil, "6.50 DATED" with arrow drawn pointing to a pencil in a different hand, "1883./ Old Man may your thoughts [illeg.] fun./ So Come along."