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Edward Percy Moran (American, 1862-1935)
Lot # 647 - Edward Percy Moran (American, 1862-1935)
George Washington at Mount Vernon
oil on canvas
signed l.l.
27.5 x 36.5 in. (sight)
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S.J. Morrow, Group of 7 Stereoviews of Luther <i>Yellowstone</i> Kelly
Lot # 260 - S.J. Morrow, Group of 7 Stereoviews of Luther Yellowstone Kelly
Lot of 7 stereoviews from the Great Northwest series, with S.J. Morrow's Yankton, Dakota Territory credit. These views are from a series of images staged by Morrow of the famed frontier scout, Luther "Yellowstone" Kelly (1849-1928), including a mock fight with an unidentified Indian. The lot features the following titles, as penciled below each image: 76. Kelley [sic] Setting Traps for Beaver; 78. Kelley Discovers the Indians Trail; 79. The Discovery; 80. The Alarm; 81. Hand to Hand; 82. The Death Stroke; 83. The Trophy of Victory.
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<i>Mettlach</i> Stein with Wine Cellar Scene
Lot # 495 - Mettlach Stein with Wine Cellar Scene
German, early 20th century. A half-liter Mettlach stein, #2282, depicting a boy being caught in a wine cellar, having a partial pewter lid, marks on underside; oah. 9 in. (including handle).
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Watercolor Portraits of a Man and Woman
Lot # 143 - Watercolor Portraits of a Man and Woman
Likely American, late 19th century. A watercolor portrait in profile of an older man and a watercolor portrait of a seated woman holding a book, labeled Henrietta Frith on verso, both housed in later frames; man 11.5 x 9 in., woman 9.5 x 6.5 in. (sight).
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Thomas Jefferson Clipped Signature
Lot # 177 - Thomas Jefferson Clipped Signature
Jefferson, Thomas (1743-1826). President of the United States (1801-1809). Clipped signature, 2.5 x 1.5 in. (sight), framed together with a lithograph of the founding father, 11 x 15 in.
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Wooden Oval Trencher
Lot # 374 - Wooden Oval Trencher
American. A large oval wooden trencher of elongated form, with raised and flared sides and a flat base; ht. 4.5, lg. 25.5, dp. 17.5 in. 

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Half Plate Daguerreotype of Identified California Miner's Gravesite
Lot # 331 - Half Plate Daguerreotype of Identified California Miner's Gravesite
Half plate, Gold Rush-era daguerreotype of three gentlemen mournfully posed around their young friend Charles Carpenter's grave in San Francisco, ca 1853. One of the men at left, wearing a bandanna tied around his neck, looks down towards the ground while resting his elbow on the picket fence that surrounds the tombstone. In his other hand, he holds a shovel, presumably used to dig six feet underground. A second young gent stands behind him, looking directly at the camera. At right, the third gentleman dressed in a full suit with hand-tinted gold watch chain, ring, and tie pin, solemnly looks down towards his departed friend. Behind the fence appears to be a hooded lady phaeton pulled by a horse. This is an impressive gravesite for the 19-year-old miner who died of consumption on October 15, 1853. Housed in full pressed paper case. 
A near identical image of two of the men at Carpenter's grave site is housed in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and was featured in the museum's 1999 Spring Bulletin, Vol. LVI No. 4. 
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Custer and Members of 7th US Cavalry on Buffalo Hunt and Custer at Camp, 1869, Copy Photographs
Lot # 148 - Custer and Members of 7th US Cavalry on Buffalo Hunt and Custer at Camp, 1869, Copy Photographs
Lot of 2 copy photographs, ca late 19th - early 20th century, each made after images attributed to W. J. Phillips, Preston, MO, with detailed ink inscriptions on mount recto and verso describing the images and their provenance. Once part of the Henry Westbrook Collection, both are copies made from photographs in the Collection of Hill P. Wilson, who is identified as a sutler in D. Mark Katz' Custer in Photographs and is pictured in the view which captures a buffalo hunt near Big Creek, KS, September 1869. A moving buffalo is visible in the foreground and several officers can be seen in the background, identified on mount recto and verso: Lieut. Henry Nowlan; Mr. Hill P. Wilson (sutler); Captain Thomas Weir; 1st Lieut. James M. Bell; 2nd Lieut. Francis M. Gibson; Lieut. Colonel George Custer; Colonel William Thompson's son, Charley; Captain Frederick Benteen; 1st Lieutenant Thomas Custer; Captain William Thompson. A mounted copy of the cabinet card is referenced as K-101 in Custer in Photographs. 5.5 x 3.25 in., on 7 x 5 in. mount. The inked inscription also notes Hill P. Wilson's story about the photographer, who purportedly had to run as the buffalo in the photograph charged towards him. The officers had to shoot it to save the photographer from being killed.
Accompanied by second copy view of Custer, his wife Elizabeth, Lieut. Thomas Custer, and friends at camp on Big Creek, near Fort Hays, KS, summer 1869 (see K-98). 5.375 x 3.375 in., on 7.375 x 5 in. mount.
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Bronze RMS <i>Carpathia</i> Medals Presented to Mr. & Mrs. Ogden, Plus ALS from Captain Arthur Rostron
Lot # 231 - Bronze RMS Carpathia Medals Presented to Mr. & Mrs. Ogden, Plus ALS from Captain Arthur Rostron
Lot of 3, featuring 2 bronze medals presented to RMS Carpathia passengers Louis Ogden and his wife Augusta in recognition of gallant and heroic services from the survivors of the SS Titanic on April 15, 1912 in addition to a letter of presentation written to Mr. and Mrs. Ogden and signed by Carpathia Captain A.H. Rostron on behalf of the Titanic Committee, September 30, 1912, on RMS Carpathia letterhead.

The face of each medal shows a nautical scene with Poseidon and his beard entwined with two sea serpents that surround an engraving of the Carpathia at sea, and the reverse includes the presentation inscription: Presented to the Captain, Officers, and Crew of the RMS "Carpathia" in Recognition of Gallant and Heroic Services from the Survivors of the S.S. "Titanic" April 15th, 1912, marked by Dieges & Clust, NY. Each medal is approx. 1.25 x 1.5 in., with original ribbon, approx. 3 in. ln. One medal is accompanied by the original box.

A total of 320 of these medals were produced, mostly in bronze, with officers receiving a silver version and Captain Rostron receiving a gold version. While the medals were not inscribed to the recipients, some had their names added later.

RMS Carpathia Passengers Augusta and Louis M. Ogden,
Exceptional Collection of Photographs, Medals, Correspondence and More Related to the Titanic Rescue

Lots 229-234

Like many enormously wealthy men, he traveled the world to exhilarating and exotic locations. In 1901, he and his wife Augusta visited Spain, Portugal, Brazil, Uruguay and the Argentine Republic. He then went on an expedition along the eastern slope of the Andes into Bolivia, travelling 500 miles by mule. He spent considerable time among the Indians, such as the Matacos, Chiriquanos, and Tobas, on the western edge of the "Gran Chaco." In 1904, Ogden made two visits to Cuba.

In 1911, Ogden bought a new camera for his next world tour through Algiers, the Sahara, Spain, Italy, Argentina, Gibraltar, Switzerland, Greece, and Austria. In the middle of his excursion, a surprising and unplanned event occurred—a rescue!

On a clear, April morning in 1912, aboard the RMS Carpathia, Ogden rushed to his quarters to retrieve his new camera. On the horizon, several lifeboats appeared carrying Titanic survivors. Ogden photographed the oncoming emergency boats No. 1, 6, and 14, and listed the names of several lifeboat passengers in his photograph album (Lot 229), which included: The Unsinkable Molly Brown, Quartermaster Robert Hichens, and 5th Officer Harold Lowe. As the Carpathia traveled to the site of the wreck, Ogden expected to see scores of bodies; however, only a sea of cork pieces, an overturned lifeboat, and a few chairs remained. He photographed the desolate scene with the icebergs floating ominously in the distance. He also captured a scene involving Hoisting Titanic boats on board, as well as at least 2 views of the SS Californian in the distance, which was a British Leyland Line steamship best known for its inaction during the sinking of the Titanic despite being the closest ship in the area.

Curious about the sea of cork and lack of remains at the site of the Titanic disaster, Ogden grabbed a few pieces of floating debris and “cut up” some of the Titanic life belts, which contained “a poor quality cork” (April 20, 1912) (Lot 230). In reference to the life belts he saw, Ogden wrote to another passenger, Dr. Frank Blackmarr:

The bodies that were picked up a week later were found floating with belts properly adjusted. In these circumstances is it not fair to assume that the belts were constructed with improper materials which, becoming water- logged, allowed the bearers to sink only to arise later owing to natural causes?” (Paris Herald, August 11, 1912).

Roughly 1,526 people died but various ships recovered only several hundred bodies. Contrary to Blackmarr and Ogden’s claims, several seamen aboard the lifeboats reported that there were scores of bodies surrounding them before their rescue. Seaman Frank O. Evans testified during the British Inquiry, “I was afraid to look over the sides because it might break my nerves down.” Seaman Joseph Scarrot said, “There were more bodies than there was wreckage . . . We made sail and sailed back to take our other boats in tow that could not manage themselves at all. We made sail then, but just as we were getting clear of the wreckage we sighted the ‘Carpathia's’ lights” ( Scholars say most of the people who died were probably in life jackets and a storm scattered the bobbing corpses, sweeping them far to sea in a line 50 miles long. By daylight, the storm cleared and most of the bodies might have disappeared, which could explain why Blackmarr and Ogden saw so few human remains.
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19th Century Chinese Embroidered Skirts and Sleeve
Lot # 776 - 19th Century Chinese Embroidered Skirts and Sleeve
Chinese, late 19th century. A fine group of embroidered skirts and one sleeve, including a pair of "blind stitch" skirts, as well as blue ground embroidered skirt, and one sleeve; largest skirt 40 x 43 in. (when fully open).
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Tabriz Rug
Lot # 734 - Tabriz Rug
Persian, early-mid 20th century. 5 ft. 11 in. x 4 ft. 6.5 in. (71 x 54.5 in.; 180.34 x 138.43 cm).
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