The Masquerade Ball Portfolio

The masquerade ball has connections to the Carnival stretching back to the 12th century, when the Pope and the ruling classes of Rome watched a parade of citizens progressing through the streets toward a celebration site where animals were slaughtered for feast and festivity. All this was taking place before Ash Wednesday, the first day […]

The Masquerade Ball Portfolio
Posted: 12.10.12 @ 9:55PM

BaseBall Cabinet Cards Portfolio

With this portfolio, in the tradition of 19th century publishing, The Rucker Archive brings together thirty years of research and exploration to present a collection of some of the aesthetically finest and historically important photography produced in the cabinet card format. While the National Game of Base Ball, in its second decade of professionalism, closed […]

BaseBall Cabinet Cards Portfolio
Posted: 12.5.12 @ 12:16AM

Repertoire – 19th Century Ballet Portfolio

From the charismatic and transformative years when the classical ballet grew from an adjunct to the Opera into a center stage, stand-alone art form, we present a visual record of the period, for research or display, in a special limited edition set. Rucker Archive has searched out the finest examples of mid -19th Century ballet […]

Repertoire – 19th Century Ballet Portfolio
Posted: 12.4.12 @ 9:22PM

Smokin’ Tobacco Crate Label Lithography

Imagine visiting your local farmer’s market somewhere in Maryland in 1875. In one section of the market you would be confronted with stacks of crates containing scrap tobacco, each identified as a brand, with a colorful lithographic label proclaiming such. With the price per crate roughly the same and with the crates sold side by […]

Smokin’ Tobacco Crate Label Lithography
Posted: 11.30.12 @ 1:01AM

BaseBall Trade Cards Portfolio

Contact The Rucker Archive or call 303-494-6715 to learn more about or view this entire portfolio. Price: $495 including shipping

BaseBall Trade Cards Portfolio
Posted: 11.29.12 @ 1:08AM

BaseBall Tintypes Portfolio

Who would guess that it was a lowly piece of tin was an elemental turning point in the history of photography. The new and inexpensive form of photograph, invented in 1859, radically changed the economics of the industry. The daguerreotype had gone out of use for the most part before the start of the Civil […]

BaseBall Tintypes Portfolio
Posted: 11.14.12 @ 10:41PM
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