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Indians, Daguerreotypes, Photographic Prints in Be-Hold Auction – 19/20 March

The upcoming Be-hold catalog/on-line auction of photographs is in two sessions.

The first session, on March 19th, offers a stunning collection of photographs of American Indians. Most of the material was collected and put away around 1900 – 1910, and carefully stored since. The photographs are mostly in the mint condition in which they were acquired. View or place bids here

The second session, held March 20th, begins with 47 lots of daguerreotypes and related material. There are early French daguerreotypes by L.A. Bisson and other French and English makers. There are several outdoor scenes. A lovely ¼ plate post mortem by Southworth and Hawes show the child as she was in life. In contrast, an ambrotype by Brady shows the corpse in a state of decay. The portraits of children include a child holding a dove, and several posed with dogs. The section concludes with two images by Platt D. Babbitt-a full plate ambrotype that is one of his best, and a large collodion positive transparency that is one of the great 19th-century landscape photographs. View or place bids here