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 38

50+ Lots - Online-Only Cabinet-Cards Sale

Sale is Now Open - Closing Sept. 30, 2014

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Showcasing the Art of the Cabinet Card, the sale offers images in a variety of categories, including American west, music and performers, scenic, advertising, and that favorite category, the unexpected.

Some highlights are a fine early smoking card inscribed in the negative "Gold Flake Cigarettes / Soothing / Delicious", an early image of the Canadian "Armless Phenomenon", a French news-hawker holding newspaper relating to the Zola trial and Dreyfus Affair, and an American actor in role as a stereotyped Mexican and Heathen Chinee.

Summer and rural themes include Picking Strawberries, Ferris Wheel, Nebraska Farmstead, Dakota Sod Chanty, Montana rancher, and three views of someone's Patent Harvester. Performers include the Blind Trio, banjos, drum, and brass, Hermani the Spectacular Dancer, and an acrobatic young lady. Occupations include leatherworker, blacksmith, furniture maker, fire company foreman, and the like.

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