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[TATTOO] Cabinet Photo of Capt. Harry Decoursey, Tattooed Man. New York: Charles Eisenmann, ca. 1880s. Portrait photograph of Decoursey (William Denny), his arms and body covered in tattoos. Studio mount. 6 3/8 x 4 1/8”. Light skinning to mount. Decoursey’s tattoos were done by the well-known early American tattoo artists Martin Hildebrandt and Stephen Lee. Hildebrandt is generally believed to have opened the first tattoo parlor in New York City. Decoursey performed in New York City dime museums, styling himself somewhat in the manner of Captain Costentenus.
 [TATTOO] Cabinet Photo of Capt. Harry Decoursey, Tattooed M...
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Minimum Bid: $200.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $1,320.00
Estimate: $400 - $600
Number Bids: 13
Auction closed on Saturday, June 26, 2021.
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