Great Western photography, stoneware and folk art featured Sept. 17 at Cyr’s

Gray, Maine – Isaiah West Taber was originally drawn from his New Bedford, Mass., home to the American West by his love of the sea. Not unlike many a young man from the whaling port, Taber boarded a whaling ship in 1845 at the tender age of 15 and worked the North Pacific.  Though he dabbled in the California gold mines, farming and even dentistry, art was his true calling, so he eventually established himself as one of the premier portrait and scenic photographers of the times. Five of Taber’s large-format (20 inches by 16 inches) views of Yosemite will be sold at Cyr’s Sept. 17 Estate Auction and can be previewed online at

This fine auction also features over 100 items from a Bartlett, N.H., estate and a collection of stoneware from Central Maine. The selection includes: a wonderful farm yard scene hooked rug, an early 19th century New Hampshire sampler, desirable stoneware pieces, quilts, 18th and 19th century country furniture, and more. 

Cyr’s Sept. 17 Estate Auction will be held at 5 p.m. at the Cyr Auction Gallery on Route 100 North in Gray, Maine. The auction will be fully catered, with absentee/left and phone bids welcomed from those who are unable to attend in person.

For more details, call 207-657-5253 or e-mail