The top lot for the day in the The Stephen L. White Collection and Fine Photographs sale was Eadweard Muybridge's Animal Locomotion (An Electro-Photographic Investigation of Consecutive Phases of Animal Movements), with 21 plates, 1872-1887; printed in 1887, which brought $57,600.
James Wallace Black's portrait of Kit Carson, the last picture of him taken before his death two months later, in 1868, brought $48,000.
Golden Spike Ceremony with Flag and Camera, Promontory Point, Utah, Andrew J. Russell's photograph of representatives from the Union Pacific and Central Pacific Railroads&mdashwhich together formed the transcontinental railroad—taken in 1869, brought $43,200.
Helmut Newton's Woman Observing Man, Saint Tropez, 1975, printed 1980s, fetched $40,800.
Labels: Andrew J. Russell, Animal Locomotion, Eadweard Muybridge, fine photographs, Helmut Newton, Kit Carson, photography, Stephen L. White Photograph Collection, transcontinental railroad