Online Photography Week will feature three online and catalog auction sales of historic and fine photographica on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, March 24, 25 and 26, 2004. The sales are presented by Capitol Gallery of Springfield, IL, Christopher Wahren of New Haven, CT, and Be-Hold of Yonkers, NY. Offerings include daguerreotypes, ambrotypes, tintypes, Civil War images, cabinet cards, stereo images, rare cases, photographica and a variety of art and historic photography.
Noteworthy hard images include daguerreotypes of a banjo player, children with a hammer, nail and block of wood, a man with his dog, a dog asleep on couch, a stereo nude, stereo daguerreotypes by Millet, including a decorated Crimean veteran, post-mortems, a gravestone, a family with black servant, occupationals, children and portraits by Southworth & Hawes, Claudet and others. Ambrotypes include a mounted swordsman and whole-plate Niagara.
Paper images include nudes, California-related, military and occupational images, weapons, hunting dogs, American Indians, scenes of cowboy life, crime images and snapshots. A copy of the first American book with a photograph will also be auctioned.
For further information and links to all three sales, visit http://photographyweek.com .