ALAN BEAN, THE 4TH MAN TO WALK ON THE MOON INSCRIBES AN ICONIC APOLLO 12 IMAGE OF THE LUNAR LANDER MODULE ASCENDING THE MOON’S SURFACE —
Choice original 1st generation NASA color photograph of the lunar module leaving the moon’s surface. Oblong quarto. No place. [Texas?] No date [circa 1970]. Signed, “Alan Bean” on the photographic surface, in lower right corner. The photograph is mounted to a larger piece of photographer’s backing and is wonderfully further inscribed on the wide lower margin: “To Rooster- Flying to the Moon is like throwing a long forward pass – You have to lead it just the right amount- It worked for us.”
SUPERB IMAGE OF THE STONE SUPREME COURT SIGNED BY ALL 9 MEMBERS ~ CIRCA 1942
STONE, HARLAN FISKE. (1872-1946) American jurist who served as the 12th Chief Justice of the United States. An outstanding ‘Harris and Ewing’ large silver-toned quarto photograph depicting the entire “Stone Court” signed by each member under his image, housed in simple back wood frame. [Washington, D.C. ~ circa 1942]. HARLAN STONE, OWEN ROBERTS, HUGO BLACK, STANLEY F. REED, FELIX FRANKFURTER, WILLIAM O. DOUGLAS, FRANK MURPHY, JAMES F. BYRNES, AND ROBERT H. JACKSON.
EXCESSIVELY-RARE SIGNATURE OF AMERICAN PIONEER PHOTOGRAPHER ~~ MATHEW B. BRADY
BRADY, MATHEW B. (1822/1824 –1896) Early adaptor and one of the most famous photographers in American history; best known for his depiction of the events and personalities of the Civil War. His excessively-rare, Signature “M.B. Brady”, as an endorsement, penned on the verso of a check made out to him in the amount of $18.75 from the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
SUPERB SILVER ALBUMIN PHOTOGRAPH OF BRITISH NAVAL SCENE PAINTER CLARKSON STANFIELD ~~ BY MAULL AND POLYBANK’S LONDON STUDIO
STANFIELD, CLARKSON FREDERICK. (1793–1867) Prominent English painter who was best known for his large-scale paintings of dramatic marine subjects and landscapes. Simply stunning large silver albumin photograph portrait of Stanfield.
AN ATTRACTIVE CDV OF HARRIET MARTINEAU
MARTINEAU, HARRIET. (1802-1876). English essayist, novelist, journalist, and economic and historical writer who was prominent among English intellectuals of the 19th Century; one of the first female writers to support herself by her own talent; considered the first female sociologist; observed a link between slavery and the oppression of women’s rights; considered one of the first feminists. A CDV of Martineau depicted in old age, seated in a chair.
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.