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ROBERT TAT GALLERY specializes in 20th century European and American photographs. The eclectic collection of vintage and later prints emphasizes Photographic Modernism, but also includes earlier and later photographs. The gallery shows works by 20th century master photographers, lesser-known mid-century photographers, the Pictorialists, select contemporary artists, as well as unique vernacular and anonymous photographs and selected 19th century works. We also maintain a good selection of vintage historical photographs of San Francisco and California. The gallery is open by appointment only San Francisco, California. Please contact us to set up an appointment.

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Hand-tinted spirit Image on a French real photo postcard. French studio stamp burned into negative, lower left.


Full title label on back reads: “Steam Train rebuilding north jetty, Newport, Oregon January 29, 1940”). Photographer’s stamp verso with Newport, OR address.


Wonderful image, from the portfolio of an unknown photography student.


View of San Francisco made about a week before the 1906 earthquake and fire destroyed the city. Mini panorama. Image size: 2 x 13.25 inches; overall with capti...


Mini panorama. Image size: 2 x 13.25 inches; overall with captions and title: 5 x 15.75 inches. Photographer and publisher Isaiah Taber (1830-1912) produced ...


A rare vintage print. View of the Manufactures and Liberal Arts Building at night. The site of the Fair in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park later became the Mu...


A rare vintage print. View of the electric tower at night. The site of the Fair in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park later became the Music Concourse and the de...


The photographer is most likely Julius Padilla, who was part of the Padilla Brothers Studio in San Francisco. Although this photograph is unsigned, it came fro...


This is a later print (exact date unknown, possibly 1960s), made from an original glass negative showing the Ferry Building as it was at the turn of the last c...


This unusual view of the classic steam locomotive is actually Union Pacific Railroad no. 3907. This was a locomotive called a Challenger, with a 4-6-6-4 wheel ...


This is a limited edition photogravure edition of Heick's most sought-after image. Printed on thick, watercolor paper with plate mark visible and deckled edge....


John G. Robinson and Associates credit and (c)1939 burned into negative, lower left. The image is a photo montage of the 1939 Golden Gate International Exposit...


Titled, Pillsbury credit, copyright and Inventory number (11?) burned into negative at lower edge. Arthur Clarence Pillsbury had a varied career as a photograp...


Wonderful image of a leaf, possibly a photogram. Date unknown, but a timeless image.


Rouen is a city on the River Seine in the north of France. The image is certainly reminiscent of the work of Eugene Atget and Charles Marville, both of whom ph...


While unsigned,this print comes from a group of singed Gordon photographs. Norman Gordon was a photo journalist who learned his craft in the U.S. Army and late...


Beautiful hand-tinted classic view of the Egyptian Pyramids at Gizeh.


Ansco photo label on mount recto and verso. This is a sample print exhibited in photography stores to show the quality of Ansco’s photographic paper. The photo...


Inscription on verso reads: “Six Trojan Marvels / San Jose / (phone - col-2184 / Mike Turano)” Keywords: male figurative acrobat


A group of six vintage snapshots of soldiers in various poses, arranged and mounted on a backing with overmatting. Probably from World War II era. <p> ...