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3 of the 10 volumes of The ten volume set, Japan Described and Illustrated by the Japanese,
“Written by eminent Japanese authorities and scholars” and edited by Captain Francis Brinkley
was published in 1897.

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Hand colored albumen print of ladies arranging flowers from Japan Described and Illustrated

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Hand colored albumen print of tattooed postman from Japan Described and Illustrated

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Roger Fenton (1819-1869) “Lieutenant-colonel Shadforth at his hut & officers
of the 57th Regiment” Salted paper print, 1855

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Thomas C. Roche (d.1895) Dead Confederate soldier in trenches before Petersburg, Virginia.
Two albumen prints, un-mounted stereographs

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Slave pen. Interior view. Alexandria, Va. albumen print, un-mounted stereograph, ca. 1861

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Roma - Cover of album of European albumen prints

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Photographer unknown “Tempio Della Concordia. Roma” albumen print
from travel album, ca. 1880s

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Italian street scene albumen print from travel album, ca. 1880s

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Two accordion fold albums “Album de Costumes des Pays-Bas”

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“Our English Lakes, Mountains, and Waterfalls, As Seen By William Wadsworth” London, 1868

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Cover, Japanese Album, 50 hand-colored albumen prints

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Edward Curtis “Homeward” Photogravure from The North American Indian

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Edward Curtis “Quilcenne Boy” Photogravure from The North American Indian

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“York Minster,” Frederick Evans photogravure, Camera Work

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“Flatiron Building,” Alfred Stieglitz photogravure from Camera Work

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“Scouts Old and New, French Cavalry and Army Airplane” Stereoview from Keystone View Co.

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Louis Remy, Albumen print from cliché-verre negative,
Autograph Etchings by American Artists, 1859

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Colour Photography and Other Recent Developments of the Art of the Camera, 1908

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Photographs by Man Ray 1920 Paris 1924, James Thrall Soby ,1934, 1st edition

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Photographer unknown, Robert S. Hyer demonstrating x-ray photography,
albumen print, 1897

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Sir John Herschel and W.H. Longfellow, by Julia Margaret Cameron,
gravure, T. Fisher Unwin, 1893

 

Above: A small selection of items in the donation. Hover over an image to stop the automatic rotation.

Jack and Beverly Wilgus with Paper Moon Set

Jack and Beverly Wilgus
with their Paper Moon Set

The DeGolyer is pleased to announce a major donation of rare photographs and books to the library by Jack and Beverly Wilgus. This is the first of what will be a series of donations to come of their historically significant collection. The Jack and Beverly Wilgus History of Photography Collection represents over 40 years of collecting and covers all aspects of photographic history including pre-photography. Included in the recent donation are such treasures as a salted paper print from the Crimean War by Roger Fenton, The Mexican Portfolio by Paul Strand, Edward Curtis photogravures from the the portfolios, platinum prints by C.D. Arnold of the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition, Camera WorkPhotographs by Man Ray 1920 Paris 1934, more than 200 unmounted Anthony Civil War stereographs, many photographically illustrated books, albums, and much more. We are honored to be the recipients and entrusted with the care of such important materials related to the history of photography. More to come on the Wilgus Collection!

Robert S. Hyer demonstrating X-ray photography, 1897

Robert S. Hyer demonstrating X-ray photography, 1897

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