LEGENDARY PHOTOGRAPHER, ANSEL ADAMS DELIGHTS IN HIS NEW SINAR CAMERA EQUIPMENT AND DETAILS PLANS FOR ADAPTATIONS TO HIS CAMERAS WHILE RELATING ISSUES HE’S HAVING WITH THE NATIONAL PARKS SERVICE IN YOSEMITE!
ADAMS, ANSEL. (1902-1984). American landscape photographer and environmentalist best known for his black-and-white images of the American West. Fine photography related content, Typed Letter Signed, “Ansel A”, in red ink, on his name-imprinted ‘131 24th avenue, San Francisco, California’ stationery. Very full page, quarto. [San Francisco], July 15, 1958.
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”.
FREDERICK DOUGLASS — POSSIBLY UNIQUE SIGNED CARTE-DE-VISITE PHOTOGRAPH — TAKEN BY ABOLITIONIST AND PHOTOGRAPHER — JOHN HURN, WHO HELPED DOUGLASS ESCAPE TO CANADA, AFTER JOHN BROWN’S ARREST AT HARPER’S FERRY
DOUGLASS, FREDERICK. (1817-1895). The most prominent African American abolitionist, orator, journalist and antislavery leader of the 19th century. Superb, and unquestionably extremely-rare Signed Carte-de-visite Photograph. Douglass is depicted in a 4/5 full face, bust pose.
ZEPPELIN SIGNED POSTCARD PHOTOGRAPH OF HIS “LUFTSCHIFF” [AIR-SHIP]
ZEPPELIN, FERDINAND VON. (1838 –1917). German general and inventor of the Zeppelin rigid airships, founded the company Luftschiffbau Zeppelin; acted as an observer for the Union Army of the Potomac in the American Civil War (1863) where his interest in balloons developed under Thaddeus S.C. Lowe. Surprisingly Scarce Signed Postcard image of: “Zeppelin’s Luftschiff, Modell 4 1908” airship. Boldly signed “ Zeppelin ” on the photographic surface under the airship on the lower left side.
EXCEPIONALLY RARE SIGNED IMAGE OF SIR WINSTON CHURCHILL ON HORSEBACK
CHURCHILL, SIR WINSTON S. (1874-1965). British politician and Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (1940-1945, 1951-1955). Exceedingly-rare Promotional card-board cut-out photo-image, issued by: “The Association of Conservative Clubs, Ltd.” for the year 1950, boldly Signed by him: “Winston S. Churchill”, in ink, under his image.