Day and Meyer Packers and Shippers photograph by Davis and Eickemeyer c1900. Day and Meyer, packers and shippers of fine furniture and works of art, was located at 341 Fourth Avenue, New York City. The original frame measures 22.5 x 18.5 inches, the photo itself measures 10.5 x 13 inches. Good condition with some fading, signed on mat lower right. Eickemeyer was born in Yonkers, New York, in 1862. Though widely travelled, he would live in Yonkers his entire life. Eickemeyer's father had fled to New York in the early 1850s following political upheavals in his native Bavaria, and became a noted inventor. His firm, Osterheld and Eickemeyer, invented a hat-blocking machine that revolutionized the hat industry, and made a number of advancements in electrical lighting. The younger Eickemeyer joined his father's firm as a draftsman in 1879. Eickemeyer first became interested in photography as a means to help document his father's inventions. He purchased his first camera, an "abnormally thick" Platyscope B, on February 2, 1884, and took his first photograph, an albumen print of his sister, the following day. Immediately drawn to the camera's artistic potential, Eickemeyer considered pursuing a career as a photographer, but his father disapproved, so he continued working for his father's firm. Eickemeyer won 11 medals at the Yonkers Photo Club's Lantern Slide Exhibition in October 1890, and over the subsequent decade, he collected over a hundred medals at exhibitions and salons around the world. After his father's death in 1895, he left his father's firm and joined the Carbon Studio in Manhattan, which specialized in portraits, and gained a reputation for photographs of high-society women. That year, he and Alfred Stieglitz became the first Americans admitted to the English pictorialist society, the Linked Ring. While Eickemeyer's work appeared in Stieglitz's Camera Notes, he was unimpressed with the rise of the Stieglitz-led Photo-Secession early in the following century. He was one of four Links who never joined the Photo-Secession, the others being F. Holland Day, Margaret Russell Foster, and C. Yarnall Abbott. In 1900, Eickemeyer joined the New York Camera Club, and exhibited 154 frames in his first one-man show at the club. That same year, he published his first book, Down South, and was appointed art manager of the Campbell Art Studio on Fifth Avenue, with which he would remain intermittently until 1915. It was while at Campbell that Eickemeyer conducted his famous shoot of New York model Evelyn Nesbit. Eickemeyer was awarded the gold medal for photography at the St. Louis World's Fair in 1904. The following year, he purchased half of the photographic firm, Davis and Stanford (renamed Davis and Eickemeyer), which operated out of a studio at 246 Fifth Avenue. In 1911, Eickemeyer was commissioned by William Randolph Hearst to photograph American wives of British peerage as part of the coronation ceremonies of King George V. Eickemeyer hosted a restropective of his work at the Anderson Galleries in New York in 1922, and made his last submissions to the London Salon in 1926. In 1929, he donated most of his best-known photographs to the Smithsonian Institution. The following year, he served as a judge in Kodak's international photography competition alongside Thomas Edison, John J. Pershing, Richard E. Byrd, and Benito Mussolini. He died at St. John's Hospital in Yonkers in 1932. A collection of his photographs have been donated to the Yonkers Museum. Bio taken from Wikipdeia.com
The Senate Four (left to right): Orville Platt, John Spooner, William Allison, and Nelson Aldrich, meet informally at Aldrich’s Newport, Rhode Island, estate in 1903. There is another copy of this original photograph in the US Capitol Visitor Center Exhibition Hall, History of Congress and the Capitol. Exhibition title is Seniority and Power: The Senate Four 1897-1909. After the Civil War, Senate activity shifted from individuals to groups of members formed into committees. This gave tremendous power to important committee chairmen. By 1900, four senators known as the "Senate Four" dominated the most important Senate committees: Nelson Aldrich of Rhode Island (Finance); William Allison of Iowa (Appropriations); John C. Spooner of Wisconsin (Rules); and Orville Platt of Connecticut (Judiciary). These close friends met regularly to share information and plan strategy. A newspaper reporter of the time, February 19, 1903, wrote "These four men can block and defeat anything that the president or the House may desire." Their links to special interests, and their resistance to policies favored by President Theodore Roosevelt, provoked public concerns that led to calls for reform, including a constitutional amendment for direct election of senators. The original black walnut frame with gold leaf insert measures 26.25 wide x 21.25 inches high x 1.75 inches deep. The image measures 12 x 17 inches. Excellent condition, no fading. Photographed under original old glass. Newly matted with archival backing. This is a rare unsigned photograph. We have not yet identified the photographer. This item is on display in our gallery at Old Saybrook Antiques Center and can be seen in-person by visiting 756 Middlesex Tpke Old Saybrook, CT 06475. For hours of operation visit: http://www.OldSaybrookAntiquesCenter.com If you wish to browse our entire available inventory please go to OneofaKindAntiques.com. We also offer a consultation service AntiquesConsultant.com, ... as well as an online price guide at PriceMyItem.com. Connecticut residents and buyers picking up in Connecticut please add the CT state sales tax. Buyers outside the USA are responsible for any taxes, tariffs or customs that might apply.
American Victorian black walnut picture or photo frame c1871. This is simply the best frame we have had in this size. All original with lemon gold leaf insert. The frame measures 14 s x 16 h and 2.25 inches outside. The inside oval area for a painting or photograph measures 8 x 10 inches. This frame is just waiting for the perfect painting or photograph. It would also look great as a mirror. Stamped Pat'D Oct 24 1871 on reverse.If you wish to browse our entire available inventory please go to OneofaKindAntiques.com. We also offer a consultation service AntiquesConsultant.com, ... as well as an online price guide at PriceMyItem.com. Connecticut residents and buyers picking up in Connecticut please add the CT state sales tax. Buyers outside the USA are responsible for any taxes, tariffs or customs that might apply.
Maritime photograph of the Sarah by Nathaniel Livermore Stebbins, Boston, circa 1890. Albumen photograph, some fading, artist stamped N. L. Stebbins Boston lower left. The frame measures 21 x 17 inches and the photograph measures 8 x 10 inches. Nathaniel Livermore Stebbins (January 9, 1847 - July 10, 1922) was a noted American marine photographer whose surviving photographs document an important era in the development of American maritime activities, as sweeping technological and social changed revolutionized activity on the water, in military, commercial and leisure spheres. In addition to selling prints of his images, he also produced a number of books of nautical images in his lifetime, including an important illustrated coastal guide, which was path-breaking in showing the practical uses for photography. His photography (and, on occasion, writing) also appeared in such well-known magazines as The Rudder and Yachting. Over his working career as a commercial photographer (from 1884 to 1922), he took approximately 25,000 images. Of these, about 60% were of marine subjects (the majority of those being of leisure activities, but many are of military and commercial scenes, a valuable record for historians). The remainder include a wide variety of commercial work, including the theatre, railroads, home interiors, etc. Bio from Wikipedia.com If you wish to browse our entire available inventory please go to OneofaKindAntiques.com. We also offer a consultation service AntiquesConsultant.com, ... as well as an online price guide at PriceMyItem.com. Connecticut residents and buyers picking up in Connecticut please add the CT state sales tax. Buyers outside the USA are responsible for any taxes, tariffs or customs that might apply.
Josha A Beal was an American photographer, born in 1831. This is a rare large format outdoor photograph of a well-to-do family their home in NYC circa 1870. The original American black walnut frame with gold insert measures 23 x 28 x 3 inches. The viewing area of the photograph is 12 x 19 inches. The insert (which is original) states J A Beal Photographer 587 and 603 Broadway and 16 Beekman St N.Y. Good condition with slight fading under original glass. The family is enjoying a game of croquet. There is a courting bench next to the house. Included in the image are gardeners, a maid, a governess, little girls with croquet mallets, and a driver waiting in a 2-horse carriage. A Photographic "View of New York" monumental 5-part panorama of lower Manhattan from the Brooklyn Bridge Tower was shot by by Beal in 1876. The albumen prints, total size 10.5 x 87 inches (26.7x221 cm.), flush mounted, sold on 10/4/2012 at Swann Galleries in NY for $96,000. See New York, An Illustrated History, 170-171. Beal's view of New York City was shot in January 1876, after the photographer wrestled his heavy camera equipment, glass plate negatives, and tripod up the tower's thirty flights of stairs. Beal exposed five negatives to create a composite photograph nearly seven feet long. The images provided a never-before-seen sweeping panorama of lower Manhattan's landmarks and commercial activity along the East River. In the distance, landmarks such as Trinity Church, the Western Union Building, St. Paul's Chapel, the new Post Office, and the Tribune Building are also depicted. Dominating the scene is the massive New York Tower of the Brooklyn Bridge, which was completed in 1883. If you wish to browse our entire available inventory please go to OneofaKindAntiques.com. We also offer a consultation service AntiquesConsultant.com, ... as well as an online price guide at PriceMyItem.com. Connecticut residents and buyers picking up in Connecticut please add the CT state sales tax. Buyers outside the USA are responsible for any taxes, tariffs or customs that might apply.