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A selection of items
we have offered:

William Bradford, oil on canvas

Joseph Levin (1891-1977)
Exhibition Sold Out

Rare California Gold Rush
Ambrotypes & Letters

"Lunch on the Steel Girders"
Gelatin silver prints from 1920s

Full Plate Daguerreotype by John Whipple

Edward S. Curtis photograph

Paul with Matthew Isenberg & Grant Romer at the George Eastman House
Daguerreian Society

A Few Testimonials:

"How can we thank you for the wonderful appraisal day on Saturday!  It was a success in every way!"
- Friends of the Hazen Memorial Library

"What an educational and enjoyable day you provided our club today!"
- Worcester Women's Club

"On behalf of the Evangelical Church of Westbro, MA I would like to enthusiastically thank you for the fundraising event at which you were featured at our Church this Spring.  The attendees unanimously rave about the education they received and the interest that was generated by your presentation.  The proceeds exceeded $1,700 - an amount that helps our Church greatly in extremely difficult financial times.  I do want to stress how struck we all were by the professionalism and authenticity you brought to us and we hope to have you back next year."
- Jim Brown, Board of Trustees
Evangelical Congregational Church


Harold Feinstein (1931-2015)
89 original signed and dated vintage photographs

89 rare photographs spanning five decades of the career of Harold Feinstein (1931-2015) who's iconic images of Coney Island, street scenes and flower series have attracted international acclaim.  At age 19, Feinstein work was purchased by Edward Steichen for the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art.  Don't miss rare opportunity to acquire rare images from an important 20th century photographer.

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regarding available photographs or to view online catalogs.

Part I:
Photographs 1940s-1970s

Including iconic images of Coney Island

148 page catalog
 Vintage black and white photos from 1940s-1970s

Part II:
19 Photographs Sky Flowers Series

44 page catalog
Vintage photographs from Sky Flower Series

Philip Shumaker (1921-1967)

View Philip Shumaker (1921-1967) by Paul Royka
54 page catalog of 47 paintings

Philip Shumaker born in Beaver, PA. A World War II veteran, he served in the U.S. Coast Guard. He studied at the Art Student's League in New York City under Frank Vincent DuMond (1865-1951). He maintained studios on Bearskin Neck, Rockport, Massachusetts and Monhegan Island, Maine.
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Anne Power Hardenbergh (1915-1999)

Born in Hollywood, CA in 1915, she was the sister of the famous Hollywood and stage actor Tyrone Power.  She studied in California with John Hubbard Rich (1876-1954), Aloys Bohnen (1889-1967) and John Garth (1889-1971).She moved to New England during the 1950s and was married to Brigadier General E. Peter Hardenbergh who taught at Harvard University.  She exhibited at the Copley Society in Boston and maintained studios in Boston, Rockport, Winthrop, North Conway, N.H. and Venice, Florida.  She was a painter, musician and poet.
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      Alfred Tulk (1899-1988)

70 page catalog

studied art at Oberlin Art College and graduated from Yale University’s Fine Art program in 1923.  After Yale, Tulk studied at the National Academy of Design and the Arts Student League in New York and lived in Greenwich Village.  He studied under Max Weber who taught other notable modernists of the period including Mark Rothko (1903-1970).   Tulk began working as an assistant to muralist Ezra Winter (1886-1949) who was commissioned for a major mural in Rockefeller Center.  Tulk also became an assistant to  J. Monroe Hewlett.  Hewlett was president of the Architectural League of New York and headed the Society of Mural Painters. He was elected to the National Academy of Design and was a vice president of the American Institute of Architects.  Tulk received major mural commissions from 1925 onwards including a 1928 commission for the Apollo Theater, NY and a 1931 mural commission for the Empire State Building.

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