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    Posted 9 years ago

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    Huge collection saved over 150 years in our attic these are some CDVs, and tin prints of some family, only the bike shot of is a member of our family.

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    1. NewEnglandCollector, 9 years ago
      Any more info on the first one?
    2. scottvez scottvez, 9 years ago
      Nice group with a little of everything!

      The first one is GREAT with the life preserver and rope-- maybe early Life Saving Service?

      The first three are all called cabinet cards and date from about 1870s- 1900. Your bike rider and wagon would also fall in that range.

      Your football player is probably 1895- 1910.

      The gem sized tintypes are 1860s- 1870s.

      Thanks for sharing!

    3. filmnet filmnet, 9 years ago
      Would you like to see more? I had 30 students prints on beautiful gray cards graduates of Somerville Latin school near Boston. They were from 1902 very rich kids, the prints are beautiful shot by Boston Photographers, they gave these to each as they graduates. I donated them to the town Library. I saved a few , I will post a few here now
    4. NewEnglandCollector, 9 years ago
      What do you plan to do with these?
    5. filmnet filmnet, 9 years ago
      Possible save then I was told they are not $$
    6. solver solver, 9 years ago
      filmnet, there are many people on this board (including scottvez) who will tell posters --- who don't have a clue about their items --- that they might own an item that is potentially worth more than meets the eye. Then there are those who see an opportunity to do the opposite.

      My point is that your photos warrant research before you entertain a sale "and" the board rules prohibit the use of this forum for the sale of items. I suggest that you have your collection inspected by a reputable expert. If you don't have one in your area, then contact Heritage Auctions and/or Swann Galleries for an auction estimate.

      Your first photo is by the famous photographer, Chas. [Charles] Eisemann, 229 Bowery [Bet. Rivington and Stanton Streets], New York, who is well-known for his photos of circus, carnival, sideshow, and theatrical performers; they are highly sought after. Although your photo doesn't appear to be the circus, etc. genre, you stated that you have a huge collection so it's possible that you might have some valuable photos by Eisemann (and other photographers).

      A very interesting article about Eisenmann from AmeriCollector dot com:

      Here are three old 2002 auction results from Swann Galleries:

      A recent ebay auction:

      Syracuse Library holds close to 1,000 photos by Eisenmann photos in their "Ronald G. Becker Collection of Charles Eisenmann Photographs:"

      A cursory search on photographers Hatten & Stratton and Skinner didn't result in anything noteworthy.
    7. filmnet filmnet, 9 years ago
      Thank you very much,Solver. I understand now. I went to Photography school years ago never herd of him before.
    8. NewEnglandCollector, 9 years ago
      Solver, great suggestions. However unless you think the photographs are worth $5K+ I would not ask Heritage for an evaluation. They will usually not respond about items of lesser value. Still, these photos are a piece of history.
    9. scottvez scottvez, 9 years ago
      Good catch solver.

      I didn't notice that Eisenmann was the photographer. He is indeed well known for photographing famous performers.

      Your "lifesaver" may have received an award through an act of heroism in saving someone drowning! Is there any writing on the back of the photograph?

      I'd recommend that you take a close look at the rest of your photographs. Pick out anything unusual/ odd-- I'd enjoy taking a look and may be able to help out.

      Good luck,

    10. filmnet filmnet, 9 years ago
      I will check it, I know that there is some others of the small guy Tom? something
    11. solver solver, 9 years ago
      filmnet, I'm so glad that scottvez followed up on your post. He is a scholarly collector and has the sharpest eye [and mind] I have seen on this board, besides his passion and knowledge of antiquarian photographs.

      Thanks, Scott, for offering your expertise.

    12. solver solver, 9 years ago
      N.B.: ... "passion and knowledge of antiquarian photographs," history, and numerous other fields.
    13. solver solver, 9 years ago
      NewEnglandCollector, Heritage has a $5,000 minimum for their "fine art" category. They conduct numerous specialty auctions, for instance the upcoming November 30-December 1, 2011, Americana & Political Memorabilia Signature Auction. A $5,000 minimum for items in numerous other categories wouldn't make any sense because the items' highest retail would never reach that amount, n'est-ce pas?

      I have had excellent dealings with Heritage for objects less than $5,000. Swann Auction Galleries is a large house that deals in photography, among other categories, but I don't have any experience with them.

      filmnet, Scott's post no. 10 is a great opportunity to help you.
    14. NewEnglandCollector, 9 years ago
      Oh, I have had a different experience with Heritage. I have tried to consign historical memorabilia (not fine art) that they estimated at at least $1,000, but they wouldn't take it.
    15. solver solver, 9 years ago
      I inadvertently omitted giving credit to the author of the AmeriCollector article, David Chesanow, referenced in my post 6 above --- my apologies.

      I just finished reading it and stories and such comprehensive and informative material gets me even more interested in antiquarian photography, a field I have never pursued.

      Scott's (scottvez) collection has done more than just pique my interest. :-)
    16. ThriftStoreAddict ThriftStoreAddict, 9 years ago
      I think it's interesting that the first gentleman with the rope and life vest is also wearing ear muffs. Mountain rescue maybe? It really is one of those photos that makes you want to know more.
    17. scottvez scottvez, 9 years ago
      Thank you solver-- I appreciate your kind words.

    18. AmeriCollector AmeriCollector, 9 years ago
      Thanks Solver. I'm Stephanie, David Chesanow's his business partner at David's a knowledgeable historian and great writer. He enjoys writing about antique photography. There are more stories on our site regarding the subject.
    19. filmnet filmnet, 9 years ago
      WOW What did i start here!!! I guess i need to learn ASAP. I have been learning about my wife's family history. Her great grandmother and her sisters and 1 brother wee raised in 1840s, Her father was a captain who died on his ship off France buried at sea, so the kids were raised by mother and her dads Father. Very wealthy, famous Colonial general here all kids went to private school and he left a ton of Pictures/Silver from his life. And told the kids about saving everything about there life. He left an album for the kids from 1983 just before he died, had
      all new pictures were make of all people alive in 1863. Here is the book the first page.
    20. scottvez scottvez, 9 years ago
      It is nice to have family items-- thanks for sharing them.

      I, like many others on this site, enjoy looking at, researching and sharing information about antique photographs. Feel free to post photographs and ask questions.

      Many folks are suprised to learn the value and desirablity of antique photographs.

    21. filmnet filmnet, 9 years ago
      Hi Scott, Newenglandcollector is still emailing me to sell photo. even today Friday. can i block him?
    22. scottvez scottvez, 9 years ago
      Block-- I don't know.

      You can delete posts on any of your items. It is in blue on the right side of every comment made on your posts.

      This site is non commercial, but some choose to ignore the rules!

      Good luck,


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