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Photographs Books & Ephemera
Screen Dykes at Downing's Point
(N.-pl.): US Army Corps of Engineers, 1881. Ephemera. Near fine. A cabinet view albumen silver print of erosion and bank protection improvements on the Missouri River near St. Charles, Missouri. The image depicts the river and a line of A-frame supports with wire and branches below the waterline to stop debris flows during the rainy season. Two Black men sit in the foreground, one in a canoe and the other seated on the river bank. They may be the photographer's assistants, as a case with a handle is... Read more about this item
[Photograph of the Dedication of Nichiren Buddhist Church, in Portland, Oregon]
Portland, OR: (n.p.), 1932. Ephemera. Very good. A large photograph of the opening ceremony of the Nichiren-shu Buddhist temple in 1932, in Portland. According to the website of the temple, "In November of 1924, Rev. Ryushin Okihara, resident minister of the Nichiren Buddhist Church in Seattle, conducted the first organized Nichiren Shu service in Portland, Oregon. The service was held at the office of Dr. Tanaka with 40 people in attendance. Rev. Okihara discussed organizing a church for Portland. On... Read more about this item
A Woman Over 100 Years Old [Stereoview]
by Forsyth, N. A. (attributed to)
[Butte, MT]: [N. A. Forsyth], 1910. Ephemera. Very good. A stereoview showing three Native women in a lean-to made of tree branches and blankets. In the center is a very old woman wearing a fabric shift and an ornately decorated belt. Most stereoviews by Norman A. Forsyth (1869-1949) are described as depicting the Blackfeet tribe, but these women may also belong to the Flathead people. This stereoview does not have a makers mark but it is similar (a slightly curved dark gray mount) to others by... Read more about this item
Ansel Adams: Images of the American West
by Wrigley, Richard
This book contains 31 of Ansel Adams' classic photographs. Due to the size of this item, expedited or priority shipping costs will be individually quoted. Media Mail cost with the U.S. will remain as listed.
Journey Across Russia
by Bart McDowell
Washington DC: National Geographic Society, 1977. FIRST EDITION THUS, FIRST PRINTING THUS. Fine/fair. DUST JACKET INCLUDED. Dean Conger (photos). HATFIELD BOOKS AND MEMORABILIA, a FIVE STAR SELLER, presents JOURNEY ACROSS RUSSIA. VERY COLLECTIBLE. A RARE FIND in this condition. Never reprinted since 1980. The dreaded Soviet Union, frozen in time, with 367 pages (including index) and roughly 350 photos in brilliant color. 7" x 10 1/8" (may require extra postage), original dust jacket included,... Read more about this item
Real Photo Postcards
by Wolff, Laetitia and Alden, Todd
This is a wonderful collection of vintage postcards depicting many aspects of everyday life in the past century.
Balanchine's Complete Stories of the Great Ballets
by George Balanchine and Francis Mason
Garden City: Doubleday & Company, 1977. SECOND REVISED AND ENLARGED EDITION, FIRST PRINTING THUS. Fine. HATFIELD BOOKS AND MEMORABILIA, a FIVE STAR SELLER, presents BALANCHINE'S COMPLETE STORIES OF THE GREAT BALLETS. Arguably the world's greatest choreographer and teacher of ballet in the 20th Century, George Balanchine joins his friend, dance critic and long time proponent Francis Mason, to cover all the major ballets with multiple photos of principal dancers performing their signature roles.... Read more about this item
Jobless on the Edge of a Peafield, Imperial Valley, California (Migrant agricultural worker. Holtville (vicinity) Calif. Feb. 1937)
by Lange, Dorothea
Washington, DC: Library of Congress, 1980. Photograph. Near fine. A portrait of an unidentified migrant farm worker on the edge of the California desert, just north of the Mexican border. He sits on a dirt berm, in a row of other men, suggested only by their elbows, which are visible at the edges of the image. Lange took this image while working for the Resettlement Administration and the Farm Security Administration (two WPA agencies). The most famous image from this period in her career is Migrant... Read more about this item
Kow-Ear-Nuk (4076) [Platinum Print]
by Nowell, Frank Hamilton
[Nome, Alaska]: F. H. Nowell, 1905. Ephemera. Near fine. Portrait of an Inuit woman, Kow-ear-nuk, standing at a slight angle to the camera, with a rack of split, drying salmon behind her. A similar image, captioned "Kow-ear-nuk and his (sic) drying salmon", appeared in many editions of Ella Higginson's Alaska: The Great Country, first published in 1908, and has been widely reproduced to document Inuit salmon-drying at the turn of the 20th century. The present image or the one in Higginson's book was... Read more about this item
Joe DiMaggio and Mickey Mantle, 1951]
by Salas, Osvaldo
Berkeley: Photolab for Serendipity Books, 2010. Fine. Black-and-white photograph. Image 14 by 18 inches on 20-by-16-inch paper. This photograph was most likely taken in 1951, during Mantle's rookie year, when the photographer, Osvaldo Salas, was active taking pictures of the New York Yankees. Salas was a Cuban exilie photographer who was active in New York during the 1950s, before he returned to the island after Fidel Castro's forces successfully overthrew the governent. The print was commissioned by... Read more about this item
Treasures of Tutankhamun
by edited by Katharine Stoddert Gilbert
New York: METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART, 1976.FINE. Softcover. Lee Boltin, photographer. HATFIELD BOOKS AND MEMORABILIA, a FIVE STAR SELLER, presents a descriptive and photographic record of arguably the greatest touring art exhibition of the Twentieth Century: TREASURES OF TUTANKHAMUN. It was organized by Egypt's Organization of Antiquities and the six participating museums, the National Gallery of Art, the Field Museum of Natural History, the New Orleans Museum of Art, the Los Angeles County Museum of... Read more about this item
by Eve Curie
New York: Doubleday, Doran & Company, 1939. Later printing of the First edition . VERY GOOD PLUS/FAIR. ORIGINAL UNCLIPPED DUST JACKET. HATFIELD BOOKS AND MEMORABILIA, a FIVE STAR SELLER, presents MADAME CURIE. "290TH thousand" appears on the dust jacket flap--that many copies of MADAME CURIE printed within 2 years in the late thirties! EVE CURIE wrote a monumental volume (6 1/8" x 9 1/4", 412 pages, with original dust jacket) about her mother, a monumental figure in science. Overall condition of... Read more about this item
American Race Horses - 1936
by Hervey, John
This book is a review of the breeding and the performances of the Outstanding thoroughbreds of 1936 engaged in racing, steeplechasing and hunt races. There is a former owner's bookplate inside the cover, and slight wear on the back. Due to the size of this item, expedited or priority shipping costs will be individually quoted. Media Mail cost with the U.S. will remain as listed.
The Sun's Birthday
by John Pearson
Garden City: Doubleday & Company, 1973. FIRST EDITION STATED, First printing thus. Paperback. Near Fine. Garden City: Doubleday & Company, 1973. FIRST EDITION STATED, First printing thus. Near Fine. HATFIELD BOOKS AND MEMORABILIA, a FIVE STAR SELLER, presents THE SUN'S BIRTHDAY, 71 Beautiful photographs of the natural world's features, with poetic text written to accompany the thoughts stimulated by the photos. Not printed since the 70's making the book HARD TO FIND, particularly in this condition.... Read more about this item
New Orleans Cemetaries: Life in the Cities of the Dead
by Florence, Robert
Containing dozens of photographs as well as an informative text, this is an excellent guide to the graveyards, headstones, and mausoleums in the city of New Orleans. Due to the size of this item, expedited or priority shipping prices will be individually quoted. Media Mail cost within the U.S. will remain as listed.
by Horn, Roni
First edition, first and only printing. Hardcover. Photographically illustrated paper-covered boards, no dust jacket as issued. Photographs and concept by Roni Horn. Text by Jan Avgikos and Kathleen Merrill Campagnolo. Designed by Jack Wood (Twin Palms Publishers) and Arlyn Eve Nathan. 48pp. with 15 four-colour plates on heavy-stock uncoated paper. 39x53cm. This edition was limited to 1000 hardbound copies. This book is cited in Martin Parr and Gerry Badger, the Photobook: A History, Volume II (London... Read more about this item
This Island Earth
by Nicks, Oran W.; editor
This is a wonderful collection of color photographs of Earth from outer space. The book is in good condition with slight wrinkling to the lower corners of the pages. Due to the size of this item, expedited or priority shipping prices will be individually quoted. Media Mail cost within the U.S. will remain as listed.
Eyes Over Africa
by Poliza, Michael
Containing hundreds of photographs taken from above 17 African countries, this is a fascinating view of the landscape, cities, and cultures which comprise Africa.. Due to the size of this item, shipping prices will be individually quoted.
Viewpoints: A Selection from the Pictorial Collections of the Library of Congress
by Library of Congress
This is an important collection of photographs of people, places, and events in United States history. Due to the size of this item, expedited or priority shipping prices will be individually quoted. Media Mail cost within the U.S. will remain as listed.
Dr. Thompson Shaving [Portrait Photograph of O Dome Koos of the Klamath Tribe]
by Cunningham, B. L
Ashland, OR: B. L. Cunningham, 1905. Ephemera. Near fine. A gelatin silver print of an elderly man in profile, holding a mirror in one hand and trimming his beard with scissors held in the other hand. The subject's clothes, a thick cloth jacket and canvas jeans, are worn and full of holes. The image is captioned in pencil on the mount, with the following hard-to-read text on the back (verso), also in pencil: "No. 113. Dr. Thompson Shaving. Said to be 110 years old-the oldest of the Klamath Indians.... Read more about this item
by Ostin, Joyce
This is a lovely collection of photographs of mothers who were also Hollywood icons, pictured with their children. Due to the size of this item, expedited or priority shipping prices will be individually quoted. Media Mail cost within the U.S. will remain as listed.
[Women Assembling Bombs] [Photograph]
1920. Ephemera. Very good. A gelatin silver print image of women working in a munitions factory assembling aerial bombs. A man, possibly the supervisor, stands on the opposite side of the table. A 48-star American flag hangs above them. Your cataloguer has no expertise in identifying bombs, but these seem somewhat more advanced than those used by the United States during World War I, suggesting the image may date from slightly later. Image: 9-3/4 by 7-5/8 inches. Marked "933" in the negative.... Read more about this item
The American Way of Sex
by Smith, Bradley
A profusely illustrated story of sexual attitudes and behavior in the United States.Because of the size of this item, the shipping price may need to be adjusted depending upon the destination and shipping method. We appreciate your understanding in this matter.
Tortillera [No.] 230 [Cabinet Card]
by North, F. E
Mexico: F. E. North SUCR, 1880. Ephemera. Very good. An original mounted albumen photograph of a woman making tortillas outdoors on a stone pavement. In the photograph she is leaning over a stone metate, grinding corn. To the left (her right) is what appears to be a flat metal sheet for cooking. She is surrounded by clay ollas and fiber baskets. The photo is on an F. E. North mount. North, with Otis Gove, operated a photo studio and shop in Mexico City in the 1870s. This image probably dates from the... Read more about this item
by Evans, Bill and Lawson, Andrew
This is a collection of photos of English shopfronts.There is a former owner's name and pocket tag inside the cover. Due to the size of this item, expedited or priority shipping costs will be individually quoted. Media Mail cost with the U.S. will remain as listed.