Japanese Buddhists. Tinted Albumen Photo, 1880s. Stillfried

Japanese Buddhists. Tinted Albumen Photo, 1880s. Stillfried

Antique Japan Photograph: 3 Japanese beating gongs and drum. One of them is carrying a tall stand on his back.

Albumen studio-photo, thin paper, fixed on paper with small glue spots at he corners.

5,5 x 3,5 inches, fine condition, app. 1885.
Photo probably by the Austrian Baron Raimund von Stillfried (?).

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Chinese Homecomers from Korea War. Authentic Photo

Chinese Home-comer from Korea War Photo

Authentic photo from the early 1950s. The photograph depicts a railway station with Chinese soldiers returning from Korea war, presenting their decorations.

14,5 x 10,6 cm, good condition. Blue stamp in Russian and English by Xinhua News Agency at reverse, Nr. 36836.

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Qing Dynasty Photo Album with Li Hongzhang Photo李鸿章照片

Old Chinese Photo Album with Li Hongzhang Photo.

Antique Japanese lacquer photo-album, well filled ( both sides front and reverse) with photos from the end of the 19th century.

Remarkable are the photos with Li Hongzhang or Li Hung-chang 李鸿章 (1823 – 1901), who was a leading statesman of the late Qing Empire. He quelled several major rebellions and served in important positions of the Imperial Court, including the premier viceroyalty of Zhili. In the 1860s he visited Germany, meeting Bismarck and Wilhelm II.

The other photos are mostly about this group of artists, who visited China and performed there. Some photos of military, ship crew and even a photo of Coatham Road Redcar (UK), probably the hometown of the group.

The album is 7,4 x 5,4 inches (18,7 x 13,4 cm). Folding album with one fold separated and another roughly repaired. The photos are mostly in good quality.

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Ava Gardner Autograph, CoA

Ava Gardner Autograph, CoA
Ava Gardner Autograph

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Ava Gardner, authentic Autograph. Kolibri Photo-card, scene from „The little Hut“.

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Ava Lavinia Gardner (1922 –1990) was an American actress. She was signed to a contract by MGM Studios in 1941 and appeared mainly in small roles until she drew attention with her performance in The Killers (1946). She became one of Hollywood’s leading actresses and was considered one of the most beautiful women of her day.

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Sir Alec Guiness Autograph on Photo, CoA

Sir Alec Guiness Autograph on Photo, CoA

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Sir Alec Guiness Autograph on Photo.

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

7 x 9,5 inches, very good condition.

Sir Alec Guinness, ( 1914 –2000) was an English actor. After an early career on the stage he was featured in several of the Ealing Comedies, including Kind Hearts and Coronets in which he played eight different characters.

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Pagoda Anchorage in Fuzhou. Antique China Photo from 1903

Great Pagoda in Fuzhou. Antique China Photo from 1903

 

The Great Pagoda in Fuzhou. (Pagoda anchorage). Authentic, large original photograph from 1903.

View at the strand with junks, simple houses and the pagoda at the hill

21 x 15,4 cm, good condition.

Fuzhou; Cantonese: Foochow, is the capital and one of the largest cities in Fujian province, People’s Republic of China.

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Sexy Jane Russell: Autograph on Photo. CoA

Jane Russell Autograph on Photo. CoA
Jane Russell Autograph

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Jane Russell: Photo of the young Russell after a Columbia Pictures Photo, dancing scene.

3,4 x 5,4 inches (55 x 142 mm), very fine condition.

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Jane Russell is an American film actress and was one of Hollywood’s leading sex symbols in the 1940s and 1950s.

In 1940, Russell was signed to a seven-year contract by film mogul Howard Hughes and made her motion picture debut in The Outlaw (1943), a story about Billy the Kid that went to great lengths to showcase her voluptuous figure. Although the movie was completed in 1941, it was released for a limited showing two years later. There were problems with the censorship of the production code over the way her ample cleavage was displayed. When the movie was finally passed, it had a general release in 1946. During that time, she was kept busy doing publicity and became known nationally.

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Montgomery Clift Autograph on 10 x 8, 1966. CoA

Montgomery Clift Autograph on 10 x 8, 1966. CoA

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Montgomery Clift Autograph on The Defector Photo, 1966. CoA

Montgomery Clift: Authentic autograph on larger display photo, signed in 1966, the year of his death.

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

10 x 8 inches, very good condition.

Edward Montgomery (Monty) Clift (1920 –1966) was an American film and stage actor. The New York Times’ obituary noted his portrayal of “moody, sensitive young men”.

Clift starred in the ground-breaking 1950 docu-drama The Big Lift.

He often played outsiders and “victim-heroes”; examples include the social climber in George Stevens’s A Place in the Sun, the anguished Catholic priest in Hitchcock’s I Confess, the doomed regular soldier Robert E. Lee Prewitt in Fred Zinnemann’s From Here to Eternity, and the Jewish GI bullied by antisemites in Edward Dmytryk’s The Young Lions.

Later, after a car crash in 1956 that scarred Clift’s face, and alcohol and prescription drug abuse, he became erratic.
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Original China Photo destroyed Old Summer Palace 圓明園

Original China Photo destroyed Old Summer Palace

Authentic, old photo with view at the ruins of Yuan Ming Yuan, the Old Summer Palace, 圓明園.

The photo is from 1902.

21 x 15,5 cm, good condition, no reproduction but original.

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