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George F. Mugnier Boudoir Photographs of Steamboats and the New Orleans Cotton Levee

Lot of 4 boudoir photographs, each 5 x 8 in., on orange stock. George F. Mugnier: New Orleans, LA, n.d., ca 1880s. Each with imprint of Mugnier, and titled in the negative. Includes exceptional, rich view of steamboats lined up at the levee, a closer view of the Natchez, and two views of the cotton levee showing quantities of cotton bales and workers. One of these is a rare view depicting details of the flags used to identify the owner of the cotton bales. These photographs are likely enlargements of one half of a stereoview pair. Among Mugnier's work, these larger images are rare.

Provenance:Eugene R. Groves Collection of 19th Century Photography

Condition:

Views of steamers Excellent.  One of cotton levee with crease on right side of card.  Tones on all excellent to very good.

Estimate: $400 - $600
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$344
11/19/2020

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