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DoneTue, Oct 27, 2020 8:00 PM EDT
New York, NY, USA
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Fine Black & White Photographica_XII


Fine Black and White Photographica_XII leaps to the leading edge with exciting new properties of historical importance. Key Lot's include a one of a kind 1927 stereo-view of Col. Charles Lindbergh with The Spirit of St. Louis, courtesy of the Keystone View Co., as is their production of a Greek stereo-view of the Acropolis and Royal Palace. Of vaulted prominence is an extreme close-up portrait of President Abraham Lincoln by Alexander Gardner. It is said to be the most exquisite detail of Lincoln's face than any photograph ever permitted by the president. An interwoven block of Lot’s pertinent to General George Armstrong Custer depict Custer's Last Stand with a double set of out-of-edition photographic magazines presenting separate synchronized installations on "The Sioux War of 1876" with articulate scholarship and stereo-view footage of Custer's arduous march to the Little Big Horn in 1874, close-up photographs of his grizzly bear kill, gold mining towns in the Black Hills and more. Additional rare content is uncovered in the second magazine with a visual account of how a second army was sent in the Fall of 1876 to 're-capture' Custer's battle flag while enduring the 'Starvation (or Horsemeat) March’. Two separate photolithograph Lot’s present scenes from the 'Custer Cyclorama' titled "Custer's Last Fight". Of the early American photographers of Indians, "only one was actually Native American himself". Richard Throssel was a Cree documentary photographer that was adopted by the Crow Agency in Montana. Although Throssel was somewhat influenced by Edward Curtis, Throssel's ‘insider style’ was uniquely his alone. Exemplary Lot’s by Curtis are also unveiled. Collectors and enthusiasts alike will treasure the hallmark influx of critical stereo-views, publications and photolithography to be acquired in Photographica_XII.
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