ATTRACTIVE LETTER FROM THE NOTED LIFE MAGAZINE PHOTOGRAPHER: ALFRED EISENSTAEDT
EISENSTAEDT, ALFRED. (1898-1995). German-born American photographer. Typed Letter Signed, “Alfred Eisenstaedt”, on imprinted Life magazine letterhead. One page, quarto. New York, April 8, 1960. Excellent condition.
SIGNED CABINET PHOTOGRAPH OF GROVER CLEVELAND
CLEVELAND, GROVER. (1837-1908). Twenty-second and twenty-fourth President of the United States (1885-9, 1893-7). Albumin octavo Cabinet Photograph Signed, “Grover Cleveland”, underneath his image, possibly as President. No place, no date [circa 1883-85]. Cleveland is depicted in a half-length bust pose facing left.
SIR WINSTON S. CHURCHILL — ONE OF THE LARGEST, TRULY ICONIC, WALTER STONEMAN IMAGES THAT IS OBTAINABLE — BOLDLY SIGNED BY THE STOIC ENGLISH WAR TIME PRIME MINISTER
CHURCHILL, WINSTON (1874-1965). Prime Minister of Great Britain. Magnificent vintage matte-finish 9 x 12 inch, Walter Stoneman photograph, affixed to the original 11.5 x 14.5 inch photographer’s mount, depicting Churchill in the cabinet war rooms, Signed in fountain pen, “Winston S. Churchill” across his lower image.
MILLARD FILLMORE EXPRESSING A DEPTH OF PERSONAL REFLECTION TO THE WIDOW CARROLL IN HER LONELINESS: “I NOW TAKE GREAT PLEASURE IN SENDING… [PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE FILLMORE FAMILY, NOTING THE ONE] OF MY DEAR DAUGHTER, [MARY ABIGAIL] TAKEN FROM A PAINTING SINCE HER DEATH.”
FILLMORE, MILLARD. (1800-74). Thirteenth President of the United States. Revealing Autograph Letter Signed, “Millard Fillmore”. Two full pages, octavo. Buffalo, Sept. 8, 1864.
LOUIS ARMSTRONG — AN ATTRACTIVE SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH
ARMSTRONG, LOUIS. (1901-1971). American trumpeter and vocalist who was among the most influential figures in American jazz; nicknamed “Satchmo”; his career spanned five decades and all eras in the history of jazz. Choice, black and white postcard Photograph Signed, “Louis Armstrong” under his image on the wide lower portion, in his characteristic green ink.
EXTREMELY-RARE SIGNED DARWIN PHOTOGRAPH — ALSO SIGNED ON THE VERSO BY CONTROVERSIAL PHOTOGRAPHER OSCAR REJLANDER, WHO TOOK THIS CDV IMAGE AND WHOSE PHOTOGRAPHS ILLUSTRATED DARWIN’S THE EXPRESSION OF THE EMOTIONS IN MAN AND ANIMALS
DARWIN, CHARLES. (1809-82). British scientist and founder of evolutionary theory. Superb and Exceedingly-rare Signed Carte-de-Visite Photograph. Darwin is depicted [in a clear 1st generation print], showing him seated in 1/2 length pose, facing right, with his hands clasped in front of him. Boldly signed on the lower margin, “Charles Darwin.” No place, [London]. No date [circa 1871]. Also signed on the verso by OSCAR GUSTAVE REJLANDER (1813- 1875), the Victorian art photographer, who took this photograph: “O.G. Rejlander / 1 Albert Mansions, / Victoria Street S.W.”
CHARLES A. LINDBERGH — LESS THAN 2 WEEKS AFTER CROSSING THE ATLANTIC, SOLO, FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME, DEDICATES A PHOTOGRAPH TO THE HOSPITAL WHERE HE WAS TAKEN FOR A CHECK UP AFTER LANDING AT LE BOURGET AERODROME JUST OUTSIDE PARIS!
LINDBERGH, CHARLES A. (1902-1874). American aviator, military officer, author, inventor, and activist; First aviator to complete a solo transatlantic flight, which he did in his plane, Spirit of St. Louis. An absolutely Superb vintage sepia-toned, octavo Photograph Inscribed, on the photographic surface to the lower left of his image: “To one of my best / friends in France, / [the] Rene L’hopital. / Charles A. Lindbergh, / June 4, 1927”.