Lot 218 of 576:
Photo Album of San Francisco Chief of Police, 1920's  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$510
Estimate:
$200 - $300

Title:
Photograph Album of Daniel O'Brien, San Francisco Chief of Police

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Date:
[1920's]

Description:

34 pp. Album of photographs, some affixed to pages, many more laid in. Oblong. 26x31 cm (10x12"), full black cloth.

An album of photographs chronicling the life and career of Daniel J. O'Brien, Police Chief of San Francisco. Includes views of social events, public appearances, portraits, humorous views, etc. Most notable perhaps are three photos inscribed to O'Brien ("my handsome Irish gunman") by silent film actress Clara Kimball Young, portraying her mock arrest by O'Brien, and an inscribed photo of actor Frank McGlynn, featuring a portrait of himself alongside a one of him as Abraham Lincoln, the role he was most famous for. O'Brien retired as Chief of Police in 1929.


Lot Amendments

Condition:
Moderate wear and soiling to cloth, rubbing to extremities; photos generally in very good condition, some with minor creases and tears, many loose and laid in the volume; very good.


 
Item number:
268604
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