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


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
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