Swann Galleries – The Eric C. Caren Collection: How History Unfolds on Paper, Part II

March 14th, 2012 by

This is the second sale of material from Eric Caren’s collection, which aims to document every important event in modern history through books, manuscripts, autographs, photographs, posters and ephemera that span the 16th century through the 1970s.

Highlights include:

American Indian portraits by some significant photographers, including Edward S. Curtis, Frank Rinehart and David Barry, who shot the image shown top left, a boudoir card portrait of Good Horse and his wife, 1900s-10s.

Theodor de Bry’s Admiranda Narratio Fida Tamen, the first Latin edition of the first volume of De Bry’s Great Voyages, Frankfurt, 1590.

A large selection of 1960’s and 70’s anti-war and rock and roll posters.

Presidents of the United States, a chromolithograph by Augustus Feusier, 1861, shown left, and other material relating to Presidents, including an early photographic portrait of Lincoln before he was President.

Broadsides, including the first printing of the first act of secession, printed fifteen minutes after the final vote, Charleston Mercury Extra, 20 December 1860.