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Still life
(coral, flowers, skeleton leaves, legible books, dead game)






This is an eclectic mix of Victorian fascinations. Coral and flowers were widely photographed by the Victorians and, as many of these views are from US publishers, that seems to hold for the US too. Skeleton leaves were vastly popular from the 1850s right thru to 1900. Dead game may not be to modern taste. Open books were stereographed to display the skill of the photographer in achieving an image so sharp that the words could be read. Needless to say the 'book' was usually the Bible.
 
 


Fine Art Photographers' Publishing Co. 'White Coral'.
Condition 9.
Order #3852.
Price $10.
 


Fine Art Photographers' Publishing Co. 'White Coral'. Same piece, closer view.
Condition 8.
Order #3853.
Price $8.
 


Underwood/ Bierstadt. 'Coral'.
Condition. Slight damage to edge of mount.
Order #3854.
Price $8.
 


Handwritten. 'Specimen of coral'. Very early (1850s) view on purple mount.
Condition 8.
Order #3855.
Price $15.
 


White label. 'Coral cave'. Mason of Brighton blindstamp.
Condition 8/9.
Order #3856.
Price $12.
 


White label. 'Coral cave'. Same piece without Mason blindstamp.
Condition 8/9.
Order #3857.
Price $12.
 


Great Western View Co. Yup 'Coral'.
Condition 9
Order #3858.
Price $8.
 
 


More of the stuff.
Condition 8.
Order #3859.
Price $5.
 


Underwood/Bierstadt. 'Sponge coral or Venus Flower Basket'.
Condition 9.
Order #3860.
Price $8.
 


Untitled still life of coral, shells and grasses.
Condition. Corner of left image has lifted leaving a slight crease.
Order #3861.
Price $12.
 


A very weird, untitled 1850s salt print, including figure of man with pipe. I have seen an illustration of this view somewhere but the source eludes me.
Condition. Probably around 8.
Order #3868.
Price $15.
 


Bible and reading glasses.
Condition. Slight loss to top left corner of mount.
Order #3869.
Price $12.
 


John Latham, Matlock. 'Study of flowers. No 1016'.
Condition 7.
Order #3870.
Price $8.
 


Untitled amateur view of old lady with rose garden.
Condition 9.
Order #3871.
Price $5.
 


Amateur still life.
Condition 9.
Order #3872.
Price $4.
 


Amateur still life.
Condition 9.
Order #3874.
Price $4.
 


London Stereoscopic Company.
Condition 8.
Order #3875.
Price $10.
 


Fine Art Photographers' Publishing Co. 'Pond Lilies'.
Condition 9.
Order #3882.
Price $6.
 


Keystone. 'Pond Lilies'. Tinted version of the above view.
Condition. Small surface deposit on right image.
Order #3883.
Price $8.
 


Excelsior. 'A tribute to Flora'.
Condition 8.
Order #3885.
Price $5.
 


'1610. Garden Scene'. Strangely, this must have been a very popular view, judging by the amount of times it turns up.
Condition. Paper view pasted on the back.
Order #3888.
Price $4.
 
 

The following are a collection of attractive color views that view well with good stereroscopic effect. They are all around condition 7 with slightly grubby backgrounds. They are priced at $6 each.
 


Order #3889.
 


Order #3890.
 


Order #3891.
 


Order #3892.
 


Order #3893.
 


Order #3894.
 


Order #3895.
 


Order #3896
 


Underwood. 'Magnolia blossoms'.
Condition 6 (light).
Order #3897.
Price $4.
 


Kilburn/Davis 'the queen of the floral bowers, Hyde Park, London'.
Condition 7.
Order #10102.
Price $4.
 


A very arty studio-posed view (do flowers pose?).
Condition. R/h image a little faded.
Order #10103.
Price $4.
 


Kilburn Brothers. '56. Roses'.
Condition. Very light stain on right image.
Order #10105.
Price $6.
 

It is often said that the Victorians had an obsession with death. The truth of the matter was, of course, that death had an obsession with them. With infant mortality rates over 20% in the first year in many places and TB rife throughout the UK, death was an ever-present spectre. My mother can remember, in her village, whole families being wiped out by TB and has pointed out the graves of seven brothers and sisters who all died of the disease before the age of 20. She was one of eleven children who all survived. Only many years later did we realise that, by keeping goats and drinking only goats' milk, did they avoid the deadly TB-carrying cows' milk that was a silent killer of so many. The idea of these views links strongly with the afterlife and freedom from the corruption of the body.
 


White label 'Kites, Paddy Bird and Mina'. None of which are European so would suggest ??India.
Condition 8.
Order #10107.
Price $15.
 
 

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