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    19th Century Carte de Visite Collection believed to be the personal collection of Queen Emma of Hawaii (1836-1885) and consisting of approximately 99 CDV-sized images ranging in date from the 1860s to the 1880s. Emma was queen to King Kamehameha IV from 1856 to his death in 1863. This is a collector's and researcher's delight. Several of the photos have handwritten notations from the queen herself as to subject matter. Subjects include both images of people and also landmarks, several from England, mostly Chalfont St. Giles. Also included are images of the following: William Gladstone (early) and his wife and children; Graf Bismarck and several German generals of the period including Bittenfield, Blumenthal, von Fran├žois, von Bonin, von Bose, Kirchbach, and von Fransecky; several U.S. naval officers; various members of the clergy; and several Hawaiian dignitaries, servants, and relatives. An amazing, unique, and untouched grouping likely to be full of pleasant surprises. Overall fine condition.

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    Auction Dates
    April, 2007
    16th-17th Monday-Tuesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
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