Antique Prints of Cameras and Photography

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Prints and photos are in good condition unles otherwise mentioned.

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In unserem Bestand alter Fotografien befindet sich ein Foto von der Büste, die der Bildhauer Max Lange (1868-1947) geschaffen hat. Das Foto stammt von der Münchener Fotografin Berta Himmler. Ihr Stempel findet sich auf der Rückseite der Fotografie.


Unterhalb des Fotos hat Max Lange "Anton Bruckner", rechts neben dem Foto in Druckschrift seine Signatur "Max Lange" geschrieben. Am oberen Rand des als Unterlage dienen Kartons hat Max Lange eine handschriftliche Widmung geschrieben. "Herrn Oberbaurat Dr. Knorr mit freundl. Gruß vom Autor.


*Abmessung des Fotos: 22,3 x 16,3 cm*

*Abmessung des Unterlagekartons: 32,7 x 23,4 cm*


Das Foto ist in sehr gutem Erhaltungszustand. Es ist an den beiden oberen Ecken auf einem dunkelgrünen Karton montiert. Der Unterlagekarton in der rechten unteren Ecke etwas knittrig.

Das hier nicht festgehaltene Datum wird wohl mit der Fertigstellung der Büste in Zusammenhang stehen.

$ 190.00



"Durchschnitt eines Glashauses für photographische Zwecke"

Wood engraving ca 1890. Reverse side is printed.

8 x 12 cm ( 3.1 x 4.7 ")

$ 35.00

Order Nr. PHOTOGRAPHY248186


"Jerusalem - Obec de L'Ecce Homo au sortir des fouilles en 1858"

Photograph of the site of where Father Alphonse Ratisbonne had the Bailica Ecce Homo erected. He was a Jew from Strasbourg who had converted to Catholicism, became a priest and was the founder of the Order of Notre Dames de Sion. Ratisbonne had bought this site in 1857. So this dated photograph was taken before the beginning of construction.

Photograph is mounted on a page probably of a travel album.

Trimmed to edge.

15,8 x 11,3 cm (ca. 6.2 x 4.5")

$ 120.00

Order Nr. PHOTOGRAPHY246933

Fotografie einer (uns unbekannten) männlichen Persönlichkeit

In der Fotographie signiert Behmer und datiert: 1865

Hermann Behmer (1831 Merzen - 1915 Weimar) war Porträtmaler.

Vermutlich dienten ihm Fotographien für die Engwürfe seiner Porträtmalerei, die er im Auftrag der Aristokratie und des Bürgertums ausführte.

Auf Karton aufgezogen. Rückseits nicht mehr entzifferbare Bleistiftnotizen.

Ordentlich erhalten mit kleinen Spuren von Alter und Gebrauch.

44,3 x 32 cm (ca. 17.5 x 12.5")

$ 300.00

Order Nr. PHOTOGRAPHY246934

Circus in Italy

"No title" Traveling artists in an Italian tavern.

Anonymous black and white photograph in a sepia tone.
Taken from the painting by Florence artist Federico Andreotti ( 1847 - 1930 )
The photograph ws taken about 1890/1900. It bears within the photograph at the bottom the number 14870.
The photograph is laid down on carton and is in good condition.
On the reverse side the collection number 99 written in pencil and 78 in red ink.

Photograph size: 22.7 x 41.7 cm ( 8.8 x 16.4 ")

$ 180.00

Order Nr. PHOTOGRAPHY245444

Glenn Curtiss

"When Glenn Curtiss Astounded the World on a Decoration Day Twenty Years Ago"

Original photograph printed May 30, 1930. Photo is mounted on dark green carton.
Photo is very clear. Light waves in outer areas.
Under the plane in the lower left area is a small white rubbed area.

Here is more of the text on reverse side:

"Albany N.Y. .... The motored "Box Kite" taking off amid the handwavings of friends, as Glenn H. Cartiss made his special flight down the Hudson on a Decoration Day twenty years ago. The plane made better time than even the Twentieth Century and the worls was astonished and thrilled by the thought. Today, following a luncheon given in his honor by the albany Chamber of Commerce, Mr. Curtiss will again pilot his plane over the same record-breaking course from Albany to Govenors Island. There will be striking contrast however. Mr. Cutiss will pilot a Huge twenty-passenger Curtiss Condor that will epitomize the progress of air traffic. Other planes will accompany him on the flight."

This must have been Curtiss' last flight or one of his last flights (on May 30, 1930).
Curis died on July 23, 1930 after appendix surgery of a heart attack.

Photo size with margins: 15 x 20 cm ( 5.9 x 7.8 ")

$ 120.00

Order Nr. FLYING240358

Upper row: "Le marechal Sebastini Spontini, compositor Dode de la Brunerie, marechal"
Middle row: "Lingard, histoien Daguerre Bastiat, economist"
Lower row: "Audubon, naturaliste Perlet, artise damatique Drolling, peintre"

Wood engravings published 1852. On the reverse side is text in French about the persons shown.

18.5 x 15 cm ( 7.2 x 5.9 ")

$ 45.00

Orer Nr. PORTRAIT246157

MEADE Brothers' Daguerreotype Gallery

"Interior View of MEADE Brothers' Daguerreotype Gallery, Broadway, New York"

Wood engraving: Published in 1850

The Meade Brothers had first opened a photographic gallery in Albany, NY in 1842, being the American pioneers for photography

13,8 x 23,3 cm (ca. 5.4 x 9.2")

$ 80.00

Order Nr. PHOTOGRAPHY246982

"Unsere tibetanischen Reisebegleiter" ( Our Tibeten travel companions )

Wood engraving of the early travel of Jesuits in Asia. In the background is a Jesuit photographer with camera
on a tripod. On the reverse side is a partial article about the exploration and founding of missions by the Jesuits in Asia.
Published ca 1895.

24 x 18 cm ( 9.4 x 7 ")

$ 40.00

Order Nr. JESUIT241872

"Maison habitee par Daguerre, rue des Marais-du-Temple, a Paris"

Wood engraving by Lancelot published 1868. Reverse side is printed.

13 x 7.5 cm ( 5.1 x 2,9 ")

$ 30.00

Order Nr. PARIS242627

Photography Electric Light

"Anwendung des elektrischen Lichts zum photographieren"

Wood engraving ca 1890. Reverse side is printed.

10 x 12 cm ( 3.9 x 4.7 ")

$ 40.00

Order Nr. PHOTOGRAPHY248142


"Dolce Occupazione" Sweet occupation, Suesse Beschaeftigung

Shoemaker's workshop. Shoemaker / cobbler taking measures of a young lady's leg.

Photograph of the painting by Antonio Rotta (1828-1903)

Photograph by "Photographische Gesellschaft Berlin" and likewise published in London and New York. Ca. 1900

Photo is mounted within plate marks on large carton. Text, tile and address etc on underlying carton.

Photograph: 22,7 x 32 cm (ca. 8.9 x 12.6")

Underlying cardboard: 42,8 x 58 cm (ca. 16.9 x 22.8")

$ 250.00

Order Nr. PHOTOGRAPHY246882

Preparing to take a photograph.

Wood engraving ca 1885. No upper or right margins. Backside is printed.

7.5 x 11.3 cm ( 2.9 x 4.4 ")



 Exposition de la Photochromie. Paris

"Exposition des Beaux-Arts Appliques a L'Industrie. - Exposition de la Photochromie sur l'escalier monumental du Palais de L'Industrie"

Wood engraving published 1876. One of the first (possibley the first) gallery offering color photographs

15,2 x 22,2 cm (ca. 6 x 8.7")

$ 80.00

Order Nr. PHOTOGRAPHY246931

Die Gruppieren beim Photographiren.

Wood engraving ca 1890.

16.8 x 25 cm ( 6.2 x 9.8 ")

$ 30.00


Die kleinste un leichteste Praezisions-Westenaschen-Camera fuer Platten und Planfilms. (From Heinr. Ernemann in Dresden)

Wood engraving 1909. Backside is printed.

12 x 9 cm ( 4.7 x 3.5 ")

$ 20.00


The Better the Day

Rustic (to curate who dabbles in Photography). "I'd be Turr'ble much obliged, Zurm if you'd map off my picture, Zur!"

Curate "Well my man, I'll take your likeness for you. When will you come?"

Rustic. "Well, Zur, if you've no `bjectionns, I be mostly cleaned up and has moast time o´Zunday Marnin's, Zur!!"

Wood engraving from "Punch" dated 1873. Backside is printed.

14.5 x 10.4 cm ( 5.7 x 4 ")

$ 25.00


"Nouveau porte-lumiere solaire applique a la photographie par Edouard Delessert"

Wood engraving, published in a French publication 1861

Edouard Alexandre Henri Dellessert (1828-1898) was a French painter, archeologist and pioneer photographer. He used this new developent, deriving from the Laterna Magica, for his photography.

Good condition. Reverse side unrelated text.

9,5 x 12,7 cm (ca. 3.7 x 5")

$ 45.00

Order Nr. PHOTOGRAPHY237431

Reminiscences of Hedge-Firing

Intinerant Photographer (from under the Cloth) "Will you keep Quiet? How do you suppose - "

Subject ( who is evading the Focus"). "Be Jabers, Man!" Will I sit still to be shot at?!!"

Wood engraving from "Punch" dated 1875. Backside is printed.
Spot on left margin edge. Light creases in lower image.

10.5 x 17.5 cm ( 4.1 x 6.8 ")

$ 35.00

Order Nr. PHOTO8302

The Latest Photographic Dodge

Artist-Photographic (to Clerical Old Gentleman). "Here y'are, Sir: C´rrect Likeness warranted at this Establishment, Sir; Frame and Glass included, and Brandy and Water always on the Table!"

Wood engraving from "Punch" dated 1860. Backside is printed.

11 x 9.3 cm ( 4.3 x 3.6 ")

$ 30.00


Die Erfindung der Daguerreotype und Photographie.

Article of 16 pages with numerous wood-engraving images of methods of photography, famous photographers and developing techniques. Lots of text (in German) about these themes.

Pages all have overall light age toning. Pages are printed on both sides giving 32 pages of images and text. Light fraying on right margin edge of first page. Creases in upper right margin corners.

Page size: 24.5 x 16 cm ( 9.6 x 6.2 ")

$ 90.00

Order Nr. PHOTO8303

"Bitte, recht freundlich !" ( Look friendly!.)

Photogravure of a women preparing to take a photograph of two little girls. Ca 1890.
Reverse side is printed.

17.5 x 11.8 cm ( 6.8 x 4.6 ")


Die Erfinder der Katatypie

Prof. Dr. W. Ostwald Dr. O. Gros

Article (in German) with wood engraving dated 1903. Backside is printed.

Image size: 8.3 x 7.1 cm ( 3.2 x 2.7 ")
Page size: 25.5 x 20.5 cm ( 10 x 8 ")

$ 30.00

Order Nr. PHOTO8306

Photosculpture. - Rotunde servant de salle de pose. - Vingt-quatre aspects differents du suject sont pris simultanément par vingt-quatre objectifs.

Wood engraving ca 1880. Backside is printed. Upper margin is narrow. Very light scattered spotin in lower area.

19.2 x 22.5 cm ( 7.5 x 8.8 ")

$ 35.00

Order Nr. PHOTO8316

Der Dilettant auf allen Gebieten
Das Bemalen der Photographien

by Josef Bergmeister.

Article (in German) with two wood engravings about coloring from photographs ca 1890.
Backside is printed.

Page size: 27 x 18.5 cm ( 10.6 x 7.2 ")

$ 40.00

Order Nr. PHOTO8311

Fabrik photogr. Apparate auf Aktien
vorm R. Huettig & Sohn
Dresden A. Schandauerstrasse 76.

Wood engraving advertising cameras. Backside is printed.

5.5. x 14.8 cm ( 2.1 x 5.8 ")

$ 25.00

Order Nr. PHOTO8315

Gefaehrliches Photographieren (dangerous photography)

Wood engraving ca 1885. Backside is printed.

14 x 7.3 cm ( 5.5 x 2.8 ")


Luis Jaques Mande Daguerre

Wood engraving by G. Kruell made from a daguerretype from life, made in Paris for Meade Brothers, New Yorkm now in possesion of Abraham Bogardus, New York. Ca. 1895.

This image is in an article "Fifty Years of Photography" by J. Wells Champney. The article is eight and a fourth pages long.

Image size: 18.5 x 12.3 cm ( 7.2 x 4.8 ")
Page size: 24 x 16 cm ( 9.4 x 6.2 ")

$ 40.00


Front side

Wood engraving ca 1875 above an article titled "Daguerreotype" (in German) that continues on the reverse side..

Image size: 8.5 x 6.8 cm ( 3.3 x 2.6 ")


Reverse Side

Wood engravings of various tools used for making Daguerreotype.

Space used by images: 15 x 8.6 cm ( 5.9 x 3.3 ")

$ 45.00


Reiter mit Mareys graphischem Apparat

Wood engraving ca 1885. Backside is printed.

6.5 x 6.7 cm ( 2.5 x 2.6 ")

$ 25.00


Mr. Fenton's Photographic Van. - From the Crimean Exhibition.

Wood engraving dated 1855. Backside is printed.

13 x 15.5 cm ( 5.1 x 6.1 ")

$ 35.00

Order Nr. PHOTO 8319

" Was kost ´s denn ´s Photographier ´n ? - Dreei Mark das Duzend! - Ja .... wir san aba nur elfe! "

Wood engraving after A. Roessler ca 1900. Reverse side is printed.

Image: 19 x 15 cm ( 7.4 x 5.9 ")

$ 25.00

Order Nr. PHOTOGRAPHY238009

Le photographe ambulant.

Wood engraving dated 1890. Backside is printed.

22 x 32 cm ( 8.6 x 12.5 ")

$ 30.00

Order Nr. 8320

Front and backside of a page with photo ads from Chicago, New York, Rockford, Rochester and Nashville.

Wood engraving scattered with text (in English) of various businesses offering photo equipment.

Page size: 24.5 x 16.5 cm ( 9.6 x 6.4 ")

$ 30.00

Order Nr. PHOTO 8137

Ein Pessimist

"Jetzt uffjepasst, Maxe, mit Deine Knautmaschine; Du sollst mal sehen, wie der Bobby ueber das Hindernis kommt!"

"Ja, ich globe sogar eher wie sein Gaul!"

Wood engraving ca 1880. No side or upper margins. Backside is printed.

14 x 12 cm ( 5.5 x 4.7 ")

$ 35.00

Order Nr. PHOTO8312

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