Issue #77  9/20/2004
3rd Online Photography Week Announced

The third Online Photography Week will consist of four evening closings of catalog and Internet auctions. See http://photographyweek.com . On Wednesday October 6th, Capital Galleries will end their auction of "Photographs and Photographica." Chris Wahren's Skylight Gallery will end his auction on Thursday October 7th, and Larry Gottheim's Be-hold regular sale will end on Friday October 8th, with an internet-only sale of daguerreian cases and frames and related objects ending on Saturday October 9th.

The Capitol Gallery auction features a variety of unique images. Daguerreotypes include one of the ultimate photographs of children with toys, an extraordinary military piece, an identified California portrait, and a beautiful stereo by Broadbent. Thermoplastic offerings include a one-of-a-kind, unlisted full-plate frame with lily motif and a very rare CDV frame. Other cases include an oval mother-of-pearl cameo case and a rare leather patriotic case. Paper offerings are highlighted by a fine Christmas cabinet card, as well as circus and theatrical images and a selection of Native American photographs. The print catalog costs $15 within U.S. or international $20 and is available from Capitol Gallery, 1602 W. Capitol Avenue, Springfield, IL 62704. For further information, contact 1-217-546-4654, capitolgallery@sbcglobal.net , or visit http://www.capitolgallery.com .

Cased images in the Skylight Gallery sale include a stereo daguerreotype of a gent holding a daguerreian stereo viewer, a large and stunning ambrotype of a young man with camera taking a group portrait, an unusual quarter plate daguerreotype of Daniel Webster as well as a period painting on tin after another Webster daguerreotype. Also included are a daguerreotype of a dog on chair, an ambrotype of a strawberry, other occupational images, signed portraits and a pair of cases. Historic paper photography in this sale includes western views by Fiske and F. J. Haynes, 19th-century views of Niagara Falls and a moving image of a Mojave Indian mother and child by Parker. Contemporary work includes gelatin-silver prints from collodion negatives by Kevin Klein. A print version of the catalog is $15 within US, $20 international, available from Christopher Wahren Fine Photographs, PO Box 209047, New Haven, CT 06520. Or view it on the web at http://cwfp.biz/sg19 . For further information contact 1-203-772-3968.

Be-hold will present a number of 20th-century prints, including a vintage Lewis Hine, an early Ansel Adams (for a Yosemite lodge menu,) a group of self-portraits by Margaret Bourke-White, and other interesting prints by Robert Capa, Robert Doisneau, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Philippe Halsman and others. There is a possibly unique 1964 portfolio by Sol Libsohn dealing with a project in Newark, NJ to rehabilitate out-of-work youth. There are some wonderful collections of portraits of figures from early 20th-century popular dance (Irene Castle) and cinema (Constance and Norma Talmadge.) Nineteenth-century material includes an important life size hand-colored lithograph of Andrew Jackson, probably by Brady, based on a lost daguerreotype. Included in the selection of daguerreotypes is a stereoscopic daguerreotype by T. R. Williams. There is an albumen print by Eadweard Muybridge of a scene in Panama. The rare 4-volume "Illustrations of China and its People" by John Thompson is included. As usual there is a strong offering of material related to the history and representation of American Indians and blacks. The stereoviews include a small interesting group related to flowers from the fabled Sam Wagstaff collection. See http://www.be-hold.com , or contact Larry Gottheim at 1-914-423-5806, or by email at behold@be-hold.com . A sample of the well-produced illustrated catalog is $20.