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We constantly scour antique shops, antique shows, flea markets, and any other source we can find to acquire new and interesting photographs for your viewing pleasure and we hope you will enjoy them as much as we do.

Some of the photographs in our collection have been scanned at high resolution and resized to produce prints at up to 300% of the original photo. We have provided some of those scans here for you to purchase as digital copies. Look for the Add to cart carticon in an article to add that image to your cart for purchase.

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Photography Articles - Personal Collection
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Wednesday, 31 December 2008 02:08

Eugene Raymond HutchinsonEugene Raymond HutchinsonEugene Raymond Hutchinson

(April, 1880–April 28, 1957)

Eugene Hutchinson was an American photographer who first made his mark as a pictorial photographer, using lighting and darkroom techniques to transform his work into artistic images.

Based in Chicago from about 1910 to 1930, Hutchinson initially specialized in portrait work, winning favor most notably among leading lights in the world of literature, the arts and progressive politics. Source: Wikipedia

The photograph above is of a young boy carrying a toy sailboat. The gelatin silver photo is quite large at 16 1/2" x 13" and the overall dimensions with matting is 27" x 19". The matting is signed and dated Eugene Hutchinson 1916.

John Calvin Coovert

(1862-1937)

John Coovert was an early 20th century photographer from Mississippi who became famous for his images of African Americans harvesting cotton in the south. Early on in his career as a photographer He won a Gold medal at the 1889 Paris Exposition for his photographs of state views. Coovert's "Cirkut" photographs can be viewed in the Library of Congress.

copyright 1907. J.C. Coovertcopyright 1907. J.C. Coovert

 

 

 

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The panoramic photograph above is titled: King Cotton "Cirkut" Photo, copyright 1907. J.C. Coovert. The geletin silver panoramic photo is quite large at approximately 40-1/2" x 9-1/2", and the overall dimensions in it's original oak frame are 50" x 17".

There are many copies and copies of copies of Coovert's photographs and we count ourselves very lucky to have this great photo in our collection.

hollowayhollowayRobert Edwards Holloway

(1874-1904)

Robert Holloway was a noted educator, scientist and photographer from Newfoundland, Canada.Among many of his achievements he also published a book of photos of Nova Scotia in the late 1890's.

This photo is from St Johns bay Nova Scotia and is signed Copyright Holloway St Johns.

Roy J. Jacoby

(Active 1920's-1930's)

We were able to find no information on this commercial photographer, other than the information stamped on the back of the following four photographs.

Roy J. Jacoby - Commercial Photographer - 168 Dartmouth Street, Boston Mass

The following photographs are all 8x10 inches and are stamped on the backside as well as embossed with the photographers stamp. All four of these photographs also appear to have been taken in the mid 1920's and all four look like they may have been taken for a newspaper or magazine. If you have any information on this photographer or photographs we would like to know, so please leave a comment below.

Roscoe Conkling "Fatty" ArbuckleRoscoe Conkling "Fatty" ArbuckleRoscoe Conkling "Fatty" Arbuckle

The first photo is showing Fatty at some sort of dinner function. Fatty Arbuckle was a very famous Vaudeville actor early in his career, but broke into silent film acting in about 1909.

Fatty worked with many of the all time great actors of the silent film era including Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin.

Fatty was accused of manslaughter in 192, but was acquitted. The trial was sufficient to ruin his career though and he did not act again for another 10 years.

Houdini by Roy J. JacobyHoudini by Roy J. JacobyEhrich Weiss (Harry Houdini)

This is a great photograph of Harry Houdini being placed into a wooden box. Houdini performed this escape stunt in many cities throughout the United States in the mid 1920's and the stunt was known as the sunken box escape.

We believe this photograph was taken in either Detroit or New York.

We were not able to find another copy of this photo anywhere on the Internet so we are pleased to own this one of a kind image.

boxersboxersJack Sharkey and James John "Gentleman Jim" Corbett

Jack Sharkey was a heavyweight boxing champion who fought notable boxers Tommy Loughran, Max Schmeling and Primo Carnera. He was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1994, the same year he died.

John Corbett was a heavyweight boxing champion who will forever be known for defeating John L. Sullivan the greatest boxer of all time. He also fought other notable boxers such as Peter "Black Prince" Jackson, Charley Mitchell and Peter Courtney.

Charles lindberghCharles lindberghCharles Lindbergh

Charles Lindbergh was a world famous American aviator who gained fame for flying non stop and solo from Roosevelt Field in New York City to Le Bourget Field in Paris in 1927.

Unfortunately he is just as well known for the highly publisized kidnapping and murder of his infant son in 1932.

 


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