As indicated by the notes, these are two quarter plate tintypes of "Burlington store of my father Henry Bolles" and "Henry Bolles Store Burlington, Ind." In one, a man (one presumes Henry Bolles) tends to a horse, another leans against boxes or furniture, and the door to the store is open. In the other, there's a group of men, alternately sitting or standing. The man in the doorway (again, presumably Mr. Bolles) has tools over his shoulder. A boy on the fence waves a hat. We can see steps in both tintypes, presumably for mounting and dismounting from horses.


A) Sixth plate daguerreotype with period ink note: "Henry Clay Bolles, son of Henry Bolles, Senior." We see the presumed proprietor of the store above. Handsome young man. Very good condition. Housed in leather case, which is #4-53 in Nineteenth Century Photographic Cases and Wall Frames, by Paul Berg. The book lists the case as Very Very Rare.

B) Sixth plate ambrotype of a woman with curls, leaning on her arm which is propped on a tinted tablecloth. One note says "Mary Eliza Bolles, 20 years old" and a note inside the half case says "Mary Eliza Bolles & Niece Ella Bolles About 18 years." Very good condition.

C) Tintype in sixth plate half case. Ink note says "Mr. Pratt Stone My father's partner." Very good condition.

D) Cabinet Card by Bartoo of Rensselaer, Indiana. Woman identified on the back as "Margaret Penfield Bolles." Poor to fair condition.

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Condition:Both tintypes of the store appear to be in very good condition One has no cover glass. Both are housed in cases; one case is missing a rail.

See description for condition of other images in this lot.

Estimate: $400 - $700
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