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    1880's Imperial Cabinet Contact Sheet with Pugilist John L. Sullivan. Ever ask "Who and how many cards are in this set?" The 20th Century answer is the checklist card. Offered here is the 19th Century version. The New York City photo studio is identified as "Mora." The unique number associated with each image and the multitude of poses for one subject tells us this is an approximately. 9" x 14" inventory card or checklist card. The end product was probably a standard cabinet card sized photo that are so treasured by collectors today. Found among the 162 different portraits (#'d 10335-10536) are noted athletes and celebrities John L. Sullivan (5), Sig. Mierzwinski (6), Miss N. Howard (4), Paolina Rossini (4), Mme. Modjeska (15) and Mlle. Davis (6). Overall, the item presents at the EX or better level. The mount has soiling and edge chipping mostly limited to the upper border and corners. The photos themselves are largely unaffected with the outer rows having any consequences. Front and back surfaces are mostly problem free save for a faint crease and a couple minor scratches.

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    October, 2008
    17th-18th Friday-Saturday
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