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German W.W.I. Photograph Album with important provenance

[W.W.I.; ] A German perspective on W.W.I. The photograph album is composed predominantly of candid silver tone photographs of battle scenes, prisoners of war, tanks, damage done by mortar fire, dead soldiers, some images of Kaiser Wilhelm viewing troops and distributing decorations. Some captions in English such as, Effects of a German Trench Mortar, Gun that Fired the Last Shot, Dead Frenchman, Battlefield of Verdun, Vaux. One image stamped with the phrase: "Zensiert Hoffman & Co. Schoneberg." While some of the photos are studio shots, some of the latter larger views appear to be vernacular photographs. Arcadi Gluckman armorial bookplate on the front paste down - Gluckman was a Colonel in the U.S. Army, awarded a Silver Star during W.W.I. Hall of Valor Project records his award "First Lieutenant Gluckman distinguished himself by gallantry in action while serving with the 39th Infantry Regiment, American Expeditionary Forces, in action on 18 July 1918, near Troesnes, France." and was also an author of numerous books including gun books. Card cover of gray/green card stock with a German Knight's Cross emblem with a crown, "W" placed at center and '1914' at base of cross. All rebound in a custom binding with Asian bookbinder block stamp on the title page. Red cloth covered boards with red leather corners and spine. Raised bands, gilt title, Gluckman's name stamped in gilt on the lower spine. Gold and purple decorative end papers that include Gluckman's printed bookplate. A few small scuff marks to the leather. Small oblong 8vo (7 x 6"), 48pp, 85 photographs, made up of (70) 4 3/4 x 3" and (15) 6.5 x 4.5". laid in Photographs in very good condition, one with small chip on lower corner.
  • $3,025
  • $3,025
Book of Designs of the "Staines" Printed Linoleums

Book of Designs of the “Staines” Printed Linoleums, manufactured by the Linoleum Manufacturing Co., Ld

[Trade Catalog; Floor Cloths] Staines Patent Linoleum An unrecorded trade catalog issued in England about 1900. The date is an estimate based on the award medals appearing on the front cover (1873 - 1888) and comparison with two different, later but recorded copies. This edition not recorded on OCLC, Copac or Internet Archive. OCLC: 1008335919 and Copac cite another Staines trade catalog, which the V & A holds, titled "Staines inlaid carpet and granite patterns, linoleum second gauge", dated 1901 with 2 unnumbered pages and [59] color plates, measuring a slightly smaller 29 x 39 cm. The Internet Archive has another copy of a 1902 issue scanned (Identifier Staines 47798) from the collection of the Sydney Living Museums. This copy has 2 unnumbered text pages and 110 plates. Oblong 4to (33.5 x 45.5 cm). 2 unnumbered pages; 58 color lithographic plates. Publishers red cloth boards with black and gilt stamped title and decoration. Covers marked and with edgewear, dampstaining on back cover. Binding very firm and plates in very good condition. Printed by Waterlow & Sons, London Wall, London. The showroom address is 144, Queen Victoria Street, EC. and the patterns are numbered from the 100 range to the 2900 range. The one on Internet Archive dated 1902 has the showroom address at 6, Old Bailey, EC. and their pattern range numbers from 8 to 7070, which suggests it is later than this copy.
  • $4,125
  • $4,125

Hogencamp, Rogers, Kempf & Kencken. An extensive collection of family photos

Kempf, Angenette Hogencamp [1894 - 1961] Angenette Kempf [30 Aug 1894 - 5 Sep 1961] assembled this collection of family photographs, cabinet cards, and tintypes, particularly of her mother and father's respective sides of the family, and possibly family friends, the Henkens. Many family members represented from roughly 1840 - 1937. Images include the family silver, mahogany furniture, portraits of ancestors, tintypes, cabinet cards, snapshots and 1 stereoview. Agenette appears not to have married, and is buried along with most of her family in Oak Hill Cemetery in Nyack, NY. Daughter: Angenette Kempf Mother: Lillie Hogencamp Rogers Kempf Father: Otto John Jeremiah Kempf married 10/17/1893 New York, NY. Angenette's parents Otto Kempf and Lillie Hogencamp Rogers Kempf were married in 1893. In the NY 1915 census, they are living in the Bronx at 141st St. Otto (40) has no occupation, Otto Jr. (19) is an electrical supplies salesman and Angenette (21) & her mother (47) are listed as occupation the ubiquitous "housework". In 1925, they are living on W. 70th St. Father Otto's occupation was listed as the 'feather business' and 'Jersey City Const.' and his son Otto Jr. (28) was in shipping. In 1930 Otto aged 71, was a manufacturing agent, daughter Angenette was a school teacher, and son Otto Jr. in 'business/real estate'. In the 1940 US Census, Angenette is a Cosmetics woman at a department store, living in Manhattan with her father and brother. Three photos of the Henken family who may have been cousins or family friends. Looseleaf 9 x 6 1/2" with many pages on which photos, cabinet cards, tintypes are attached with photo corners. Approximately (76) snapshots 3 1/2 x 2 1/2"; (52) cabinet cards 6 1/2 x 4 1/4"; (3) tintypes 3 1/2 x 5", (1) stereoview. Looseleaf dusty, many pages detached but present, photographs/cabinet cards/tintypes in very good condition. A very detailed archive on the Kempf/Hogencamp ancestry with captions and family associations written by daughter Angenette.
  • $550
Guards of the Russian Consulate

Guards of the Russian Consulate

American Colony Jerusalem; Photograph An albumen photograph taken by photographers of the American Colony. The American Colony was founded by the Spafford family in Jerusalem in 1881, with a second wave arriving in 1896, which believed that its work would expedite the Second Coming of Christ. The utopian Christian sect devoted themselves to the people of Jerusalem, caring for the sick, and setting up soup kitchens and schools with the aim of ensuring their salvation through charitable work. Anna & Horatio Spafford had suffered business losses in the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. By 1873, the family had recovered and were to celebrate Christmas in Paris. Horatio was detained and Anna sailed with their four daughters from New York. Their ship sank in a collision with another mid-Atlantic, with the loss of all four girls, only Anna surviving. Horatio rushed to meet his wife in Wales. On his transatlantic crossing, he wrote the verses that were to become the hymn "It is Well With My Soul". By 1881, their faith led the Spaffords to establish the American Colony in Jerusalem. Elijah Meyers, a member of the colony, began taking photographs in Jerusalem of places and important events, including the visit of Wilhelm II. This endeavor turned out to be quite profitable, and photography was incorporated into the society's fundraising efforts. Meyer first headed the photographic division: he was followed by Lewis Larsson, who traveled extensively in the Middle East from 1903 - 1910. This image is one of Larsson's from his travels. 8 1/2 x 10 3/4", with a number and a title in English, German and French. Lower right corner chipped.
  • $110
Photograph of some members of the Commission for the Relief of Belgium

Photograph of some members of the Commission for the Relief of Belgium, including Herbert Hoover, a group photograph taken at Princeton

[Hoover, Herbert; Commission for Relief in Belgian; Princeton] A group photograph of Hoover with 44 other men. Hoover is seated at center with 12 other men, the rest of the group standing behind. The photo is taken on the roof of a building at Princeton, with a domed building in the background. Many men signed the photograph in the lower border, but Hoover did not. He is noted as "Mr. Herbert Hoover" in red hand lettering below image, with 34 other signatures below the image. Next to Hoover is Caspar Whitney (1864-1929), an American author, editor, explorer, outdoors man and war correspondent. He originated the concept of the All-American team in college football in 1889 when he worked for Harper's Magazine. During World War I, Whitney was involved in Europe with the Commission for Relief in Belgium (1915), and then war correspondent of the New-York Tribune (1917-1918). (Wikipedia) The CRB existence depended upon the belligerent governments of Britain, Germany, and France permitting a newly improvised, neutral humanitarian agency to import food through the blockade and supervise its delivery to Belgian communities. (1914-1918online encyclopedia) Signatures include: Joseph A. Green, W.H. Sperry (?), Mr. H. Tuck, St. Febanlite (?), David R. Barrows, Chas. N. Leach, Lewis Richards, G. Bulles, Thomas E. Oliver, Prentis N. Gray, L. Bersts (?). Behind: P.K. Porter, R.H. Simpson, L.A. Maper, R.A. Jackson, Francis C. Wickes, J Dangerfied (?), Francis Potter, R.T. House, Laurence C. Wellington, MIlton M. Brown, McKie Dunn, R. W. Clark, Frederich Eikstein, G. Richardson, R. Arrowsmith, Clark M Torrey, Alfred C.B. Fletcher, Guillermo Hall, John Simpson, F. D. Stephens, C.D. Curtis (a Charles Curtis was Hoover's vice president but the signature is inconclusive), T. Wureen (?). B&w photo 10.5 x 18.5" tipped onto tan board 13.5 x 21.25". "Mr. Herbert Hoover" in red hand lettering below image, with signatures of 34 others surrounding. In an old black wood frame 15 x 23". Verso of frame has label "D.B. & Co. Engravings Etchings and Picture Frames, 601 Madison Ave. N.Y." Image clear, dusty in upper left quadrant, old paper backing torn but still attached.
  • $825