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Posted 4 years ago


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Going through my storage the other day, I found this photo album. I bought this about 25 years ago. It came in a box of books at a auction here in South Dakota. It is embossed on the cover " Interior Views, 1179 Dean St, Brooklyn N.Y." It contains I photo of a exterior view and 20 interior views. Most of the photos are 9 1/2" x 8". The opulence of the rooms are incredible. There are no credits given for the photographer, designer, or owner. I went to a real estate site online and was able to draw up photos of the exterior of the property today. It look about the same. I wonder what kind of value something like this has. I love looking at and getting lost in the rooms details.


  1. bratjdd bratjdd, 4 years ago
    This is a keeper, the details in each picture WOW!!!!!! I am speechless.
  2. rocker-sd rocker-sd, 4 years ago
    Thank you bratjjd, Yes when you enlarge them the details are simply amazing.
  3. rocker-sd rocker-sd, 4 years ago
    Thanks Bellin68 and packrat-place
  4. walksoftly walksoftly, 4 years ago
    That display cabinet in the centre of the room is fantastic, there is so much to take in FANTASTIC !
  5. scottvez scottvez, 4 years ago
    Those are great photographs-- it is a plus that you know the location.

    My thoughts on value:

    As far as value, I'd put them at about $15- $35 individually (these type of images don't have a big collector following). Some collectors of items shown in the photographs (furniture, stained glass, vases, etc...) would probably pay more depending on what is in the image and if it were marketed toward that particular collector group.

    Unfortunately, sold as a group of 20 photographs it would bring less-- probably in the $150- $250 range.

    Of course the current owner of the building MIGHT be willing to pay more!

  6. rocker-sd rocker-sd, 4 years ago
    Phil, thanks for the love. When I pulled this place up on the internet, it said it was built in 1901. So I would say you are pretty close with 1910. I imagine it took a couple years just to decorate this place to this degree. When I looked at that parlor with that cabinet, I imediately thought of your collection.
  7. rocker-sd rocker-sd, 4 years ago
    Thanks for your asessment Scottvez, I think from a photo collectors point, your probably right on. But I think it would have greater value to someone in the interior design, architecture student, or historical renovator, ect. I also feel it would be more valuable kept intact, because of the overall story it tells. And yes the current owners of the property! I know that I value it much more, because of the detail in the architecture, and it shows how many of the things I collect today would have been displayed originaly. If I owned a victorian house I would use it as a road map. Thanks again for your help.
  8. rocker-sd rocker-sd, 4 years ago
    Thanks for the love walksoftly
  9. scottvez scottvez, 4 years ago
    Concur, rocker.

    From an historical perspective all the value is in it being a complete record/ snapshot of the house at a particular time.

    I am glad to hear it will stay together.

  10. rocker-sd rocker-sd, 4 years ago
    Thanks Dr_Rambow
  11. rocker-sd rocker-sd, 4 years ago
    Thank You BeauxPurdy, can't you fancy, lounging in these wonderful rooms?
  12. tlmbaran tlmbaran, 4 years ago

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