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Lorne Shields Historical Photograph Collection New York (state) Photography--Studios and dark rooms
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Portrait of a woman

Item is a cream card with light pink backing. Vignetted portrait of a woman in a high collared dress with vertical ribbon decoration. At bottom of front of card, in brown letterpress, "G. W. Secretan 210a TUFNELL PARK Rd". On verso, also in brown, "210a TUFNELL PART Rd/ LONDON N./ G. W. Secretan/ FROM Mora NEW YORK/ GROUNDS ATTACHED TO THE STUDIO/ FOR PHOTOGRAPHING CYCLISTS GROUPS/ & EQUESTRIAN PICTURES./ NEGATIVES ARE NEVER DESTROYED./ COPIES CAN BE HAD AT ANY TIME./ NO...../ ALEX:LINDNER, BERLIN".

George William O Secretan

Fotolarger enlarger

Item is a photographic enlarger consisting of nine parts; a metal base, two shafts, one bellows/negative holder assembly with red filter, lens assembly, lamp with cord, and three cardbooard negative guides. Cast into the vertical assembly are the words: "Fotolarger, Testrite, N.Y." On the negative holder, there is a metal plate printed with the CSA logo, and "Fotolarger, use #211 lamp 75 W 110-115 V, Testrite Instrument Co., Inc., New York, N. Y. -- made in U.S.A."

Testrite Instrument Co., Inc.

[Four Christian monks]

Item is a cabinet card portrait featuring four monks, two seated with two standing behind in a photography studio. The card is greyish blue in colour, and the photographer's stamp on the verso reads: "PHOTOGRAPHERS, / ROMASZKIEWICZ / 1017 BROADWAY, / BUFFALO, N.Y.".

Romaszkiewicz

Butterfly iceskater

Item is a full length portrait of girl on iceskates wearing a butterfly costume with wings spread. Imprint on surface reads, 'White Studio 48 Broadway, New York.' Inscription in pencil on back reads, '31, 98, 11'

White Studio

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".

Beniamino Gigli

Item is a publicity portrait of Beniamino Gigli, an Italian operatic singer who sang for many Italian opera companies and debuted for the Metropolitan Opera in 1920. He is shown in profile, with one foot resting upon a chair. Black ink inscription on surface of photograph reads, 'Bgigli Montreal 1925'

Mishkin

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

Portrait of woman

Item is a cabinet card portrait of woman. Text below photograph reads, 'Rockwood, 17 Union Square (West) N.Y.' Text on back of card reads, 'Rockwood Photographer 17 Union Square (west) N.Y.'

Rockwood Photography