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QUARTER PLATE AMBROTYPE OF MUSICIANS
2002 Historic Americana. May 4.
Anonymous horizontal image of two gents, one posed with a clarinet, one with a violin. Housed in a folksy frame carved from a solid piece of cherry and scribed at the corners to give the appearance of joined cabinet work.

Condition:  
Image needs to be re-laquered, else fine.
Est $350 - $550
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GREAT TINTYPE OF UNION OFFICER AND WIFE
Lot # 321 - GREAT TINTYPE OF UNION OFFICER AND WIFE
A quarter-plate tintype of a young 1st Lieutenant captured next to a fashionable young woman, presumably his wife or betrothed. He wears a tailored nine-button officers shell jacket with early narrow rank straps and unadorned kepi. She is the epitome of finer city fashion with feathered hat and ch... > Item Details
Wood Moulding 1900s Trade Catalog
Lot # 507 - Wood Moulding 1900s Trade Catalog
Catalog for Geo. Mertz's Sons, Port Chester, NY, "Manufacturers of Patent Turned Art Mouldings, Spindles, Twisted Mouldings, Machine Embossed Mouldings in any kind of wood, and Metal Turned Mouldings." 4to, 48pp., in printed paper wraps, lithographed illustrations printed in brown ink. > Item Details
Andrew Jackson Memorial Ribbon
Lot # 46 - Andrew Jackson Memorial Ribbon
Fine black and white ribbon, with added black crepe rosette. > Item Details
Rare Thomas Edison Memorial,
Lot # 499 - Rare Thomas Edison Memorial,
McChesney, L.W. "A Light is Extinguished." 1932. Copyright by author. Inscribed, signed, and dated May 4, 1932 by author on half title. 12mo, 20pp., paper boards with cloth spine. Scattered foxing of endpapers, light toning of top edge, slight wear to ends of spine, but binding still tight. The auth... > Item Details
Scarce Custer and Sitting Bull Book
Lot # 574 - Scarce Custer and Sitting Bull Book
Beede, A. McG. "Sitting Bull and Custer." Bismarck: Bismarck Tribune Co., 1913. 8vo, 50pp. in suede soft cover with gilt lettering. > Item Details
LOT OF 3 GREELEY CDVs
Lot # 123 - LOT OF 3 GREELEY CDVs
Includes cdv of relatively young Horace with Brady backmark, red border on front. PLUS a more "classic" image of Greeley on card with Frank E. Pearsall backmark (nice mark, silver on woodgrain), Brooklyn. AND an unmarked portrait of Greeley wearing a hat. All show very minor foxing only. > Item Details
FULL PLATE TINTYPE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE YANKEE
Lot # 320 - FULL PLATE TINTYPE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE YANKEE
A large oval tintype measuring approximately ten by eight inches featuring a bearded veteran smoking a pipe while posed against an intricate painted canvas backdrop. No identification. The original wooden backing contains a large advertising stamp attributing the photograph and the exclusive “silv... > Item Details
ILLUSTRATED NEWSPAPER OF THE HANGING OF A BLACK MAN
Lot # 294 - ILLUSTRATED NEWSPAPER OF THE HANGING OF A BLACK MAN
Miami-Union--Extra, Troy, Ohio, Friday September 17, 1880, column one "HANGED!" Terrific sheet detailing the case and public hanging of an African American, George Mitchell, found guilty of murdering his wife. Illustrated with an image of Mitchell, the gallows, and a map of the murder scene. A f... > Item Details
Indiana Furniture Company Trade Catalog
Lot # 508 - Indiana Furniture Company Trade Catalog
Catalog from the Indiana Furniture Company, Connersville, IN, dated January 1905. This one illustrates "Sideboards, Buffets and Odd Dressers," 48pp., 8vo horizontal format, printed paper wraps, illustrated with photos. > Item Details
LETTER SIGNED W.J. BRYAN
Lot # 482 - LETTER SIGNED W.J. BRYAN
TLS "W.J. Bryan", April 9, 1902, Lincoln, NE. On "The Commoner" letterhead with original envelope addressed to "The Commoner." Great political content as Bryan writes, " No one can tell in advance what will be the action of the next national convention, but there is no reason to believe that the ra... > Item Details
R.B. HAYES CAMPAIGN STICKPIN
Lot # 132 - R.B. HAYES CAMPAIGN STICKPIN
Bold, 26mm. gilt brass shell with a cardboard depicting the 1876 Republican candidate. Rutherford Birchard Hayes (1822-93) became President after the ruling of an Electoral Commission that arguably "stole" the election from Samuel J. Tilden. A fine specimen. > Item Details
CLEVELAND PHOTO WITH SIGNATURE CARD
Lot # 164 - CLEVELAND PHOTO WITH SIGNATURE CARD
A professional (C.M. Bell) silver print of Grover Cleveland on heavy stock with scalloped, gilt edges, 4.25 x 6.5". The calling card is signed by Cleveland and dated July 17, '84, before his first term as President (1885-89, 1893 - 97). Framed together in 8.25 x 13.25" frame, under glass. Some tonin... > Item Details
SALTED PAPER PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE SANITARY FAIR COMM.
Lot # 401 - SALTED PAPER PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE SANITARY FAIR COMM.
Lot of 2 salted paper photographs, 10.25 x 12" and 10.25 x 14.25" mounted on larger boards. Group portraits, probably taken in Washington at the Brady studio, circa 1863. One with typed label on verso "Sanitary Fair Commitees." Major General Orlando Wool is seated in the center of one group. > Item Details
CDV of Winnebago Indian, Little Hill,
Lot # 565 - CDV of Winnebago Indian, Little Hill,
Fine image by Joel Whitney of St. Paul, showing this blanket-draped chief. > Item Details
GROUP OF INDIANA CIVIL WAR CDVS
Lot # 346 - GROUP OF INDIANA CIVIL WAR CDVS
Lot of eight CDV’s including three wearing a similar uniform with veteran’s stripes, cuff braiding and embroidered “star” on breast of a nine button shell jacket. One private’s cartes contains a faint pencil identification that appears to read, “J A Markley Co. D 8th Ind.” This is John A. Markley ... > Item Details
1768 BICKERSTAFF'S BOSTON ALMANAC
Lot # 528 - 1768 BICKERSTAFF'S BOSTON ALMANAC
"Bickerstaff's Boston Almanack, For the Year of our Lord 1768; Being bisextile or leap Year." 12 mo,44pp., in self-wraps. Moderate toning and edge wear, damp stain in lower inside area throughout, last page missing about 1/3 of paper. Most still readable. > Item Details
Rare Book on Rifles and Marksmanship
Lot # 575 - Rare Book on Rifles and Marksmanship
Gildersleeve, (Judge). "Rifles and Marksmanship. With Illustrations." 1878. New York: The Spirit of the Times. 12mo, 132pp. plus some colored advertising sheets, cloth boards with gilt lettering on front cover. > Item Details
Civil War Sabre of Marcus Moore, 1st Mass Cav
Lot # 376 - Civil War Sabre of Marcus Moore, 1st Mass Cav
A fine, German import, with Solingen marked blade, acid etched with "U.S." and martial motifs, total length 40." Two branched brass guard with floral motifs, leather, wire-wrapped grip. Pommel cap engraved "Capt M A Moore." Scabbard polished steel with acid etched martial motifs,, with brass mou... > Item Details
GROUP OF BENJAMIN HARRISON CAMPAIGN PINS
Lot # 196 - GROUP OF BENJAMIN HARRISON CAMPAIGN PINS
Lot of 3. Group of Harrison stickpins: one in the shape of a flag with red, white, and blue paint detailing; a figural pin with Harrison's bust; and a handsome, 24mm. portrait button made by the "Automatic Photo. Co. of NY." A fine group. > Item Details
Tintype of Pvt. Perry Fry, 94th Illinois, KIA
Lot # 310 - Tintype of Pvt. Perry Fry, 94th Illinois, KIA
A sixth-plate tintype of a fresh recruit with musket and silver-hilted English bowie knife tucked into his belt. Old pencil identification behind image names “Perry Fry” as the subject. Perrylander Fry of Company I., 94th Illinois enlisted from Randolph, Illinois on August 11, 1862 and died a shor... > Item Details
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