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February 24, 2015 12:00 PM - March 2, 2015 04:00 PMCalender

Twenty-five Photographs of Telegraph Operators

Auction: American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2785T Location: Boston Date / Time: February 24, 2015 12:00PM


Twenty-five Photographs of Telegraph Operators, various places, c. 1860-1900, including an albumen cabinet card sized image of a man and a woman on a porch seated at a table with telegraph equipment, an albumen stereoview by Woodman Stereoscopic Co., Rochester, New York, titled "Telegraphing," fourteen albumen cartes-de-visite images of telegraphers with telegraph keys, two albumen cartes-de-visite images of women with telegraph keys, six collodion gelatin photographs of telegraphers with equipment, and a printed advertising card for Valentine's School of Telegraphy at Janesville, Wisconsin.

Provenance: From the collection of Jay Gaynor.
Estimate $200-400

Some wear as expected with age.

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printed advertising card, telegraph equipment, Valentine's School, Rochester, Woodman Stereoscopic Co., Janesville, Wisconsin, Jay Gaynor