Now in its 16th year, the Skylight Gallery is an auction-format catalog offering 19th and 20th century photography in a wide range of media, in line with those 19th Century photographers whose work spanned the means of photographic expression "on plate, on glass, and on paper."




The Skylight Gallery 39

89 Lots of Vintage Photography

Sale is Now Open - Closing Nov. 20, 2014

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Including a fine french quarter plate daguerreotype of girl with sewing kit, attributed Dominique Achille Coelte, English group with flute player, and other European and American daguerreotypes. Ambrotypes include Japanese images and a European girl with headless doll. Tintypes in the sale include three lady type-setters for the Muskegon Daily Chronicle, boy mineworkers, a newspaper delivery boy, restaurant workers, donut-eaters, and a building in DeKalb, Illinois.

CDVs and card-mounted images include Civil War era views of the Union Refreshment Saloon in Philadelphia, a Connecticut woman in patriotic costume, Hiram Powers with bust of Greek Slave, a German photographic entrepreneur, and large placard for the City Barber Shop, Marion Indiana circa 1890.

Ethnic images include Native Americans, Japan, Peru, and a large series of Cairo, Egypt views circa 1875, most by Pascal Sebah. A series of large-format cyanotypes of the Paris 1900 Exposition lend a festive air to the sale, whose finale is a collection of 18 albumen prints by Frank Meadow Sutcliffe, offered together in the concluding Lot 89.

In connection with the sale, a special exhibits gallery has been added to the website which showcases the collection of Sutcliffe images.

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