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Christopher Wahren Fine Photographs - Auctions

PO Box 209047 
New Haven 
CT 06520 
Tel203 772 3968
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Auctions - Past

Thu Apr 29, 2010Skylight Gallery #30 
Thu Apr 30, 2009Skylight Gallery #28 
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Newly restored scenic daguerreotype by Monell, St. Anthony, Minnesota… Half plate man on horseback by La Nina… Two buddies in red-tinted miner's shirts… Enchanting vignettes… French daguerreotypes by Andrieux and Vaillat… Ambrotype of woman taking snuff… Butcher preparing two rabbits… Hand-colored CDVs… Dream CDVs… Mexico, Chinese, Egypt… Venice by Perini… San Francisco and Yosemite by Taber… Snapshots…
Thu Oct 23, 2008Skylight Gallery #27 
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Including a stereo daguerreotype of bust of Henry Clay by Richards, plates by Stroud, Upton, Howe, and others. Ambrotypes include card players, carpenters, a mechanic and a guitar-playing lady. Tintype of a victorious rowing crew. Among the card-mounted photographs are eighteen Egyptian images by Hippolyte Delié and Ermé Desiré, views of Denver, a bell-ringing troupe, early Kansas, a flood, a tornado, and a fire. The sale concludes with regionalist images of Washington, Alaska, and Montana. Appended to the sale as a supplement are 33 uncataloged lots.
Thu Mar 27, 2008Skylight Gallery #26 
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Offerings of the sale include six stereo daguerreotypes of a family and their country villa by Larcher, Bordeaux. European Quarter plate of Nun, French Peasant girl with Granny and Doll. Sixth plate of two Balkan or Middle-Eastern Women in turban-like headdress, two plates of a beautiful woman in decollete by Anson, heavily-colored English plates of a smiling young muchkin by Lowe and of a proud Lieutenant in the Royal Artillery. Early plates of beauty and age, a veteran of the Battle of New Orleans, gent holding "Taylor's Sacred Minstrel." Plates by Germon, Williamson, Chase.
Ambrotypes include a magnificent mammoth plate of mother and three children in original wall frame, and a stereo hand-signed by the artist. Watchmaker posed with several watches, clock, tools, and disassembled watch gears. A grinning angler, blacksmith holding horseshoe, Salt-Lake identified image of gent in militia or other fancy shirt, five miners or tramps, and a ninth plate together with the photographer's advertisement embellished with his own salt print.
Tintypes include the beach, ascent in a patriotic balloon, pharmacist at work, gent washing his hands, etc. CDVs including civil war, black history, Japanese hairstyles, Russian occupations, self-portraits of French photographer at work. Cabinet cards show a live bear on stage by Walery, Paris, and a walking advertisement for the 1893 Worchester Fair at Clinton, Massachusetts. Nine albumen prints of country animals by A. Foncelle, Paris.
Concluding the sale is a pictorialist gum print by Nancy Ford Cones and six views of the Alps seen from the air circa 1930.
Thu Sep 27, 2007Skylight Gallery #25 
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Closes 10PM EST, Thursday, September 27
With a daguerreotype of the French sculptor Maniglier and a companion image showing his work, plates by Sabatier-Blot and a pupil of Lerebours, man with a dog, child with a doll, Crystal Palace statuary and an impish, gleefully grinning child. Ambrotypes include a full-plate Niagara view, magnificent French post-mortem, child riding in a dog-cart (complete with dog), lumber and grain depot, signed Japanese plate by Kanamaru, and an early motorcycle with sidecar. Tintypes include occupationals and bizarre. Cartes-de-visite and salt prints; Maxime du Camp and Andreas Groll; early Egypt including Francis Frith. US Army photographs of the Korean War.
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