Lot 13    

Ruby Ambrotype of Man and His Mastiff
2002 Historic Americana. May 4.
Anonymous, sixth plate ambrotype of a sloe-eyed gent holding his bulldog. The mastiff has moved slightly. Uncased in preserver only.

Condition:  
Minor spotting and couple areas of emulsion loss on plate, still about VG.
Est $150 - $200
      Ask a Question

All Images

CDV Album of Brown Water Navy Officers
Lot # 369 - CDV Album of Brown Water Navy Officers
An uncommon subject matter comprising an album and loose CDVs belonging to Peter Hartwig. There are twenty-five uniformed cartes including seven identified individuals with a lithograph of a warship. The album appears to be a mid-war assembly by an unknown naval officer, possibly Engineer Hartwig, a... > Item Details
CDV OF LT. CHARLES AHREETS, 134TH NY (KIA SAVANNAH)
Lot # 335 - CDV OF LT. CHARLES AHREETS, 134TH NY (KIA SAVANNAH)
No bm. Penned on verso is a marvelous inscription in the hand of his friend William Mickle that reads, “The late lamented Lieut. C.A. Ahreets 134th NYV & AAG 20th A.C. Killed before Savannah, Ga. Dec. 13th 1864. An amiable citizen in life at death (a) hero! Rest in Peace (in Latin). How sweet h... > Item Details
FINE B.  HARRISON CAMPAIGN SHELL
Lot # 195 - FINE B. HARRISON CAMPAIGN SHELL
Harrison Badge. A clean example of Sullivan/DeWitt #1888-63, measuring 22 x 32mm., with a bright cardboard portrait. Fine. > Item Details
LINCOLN SATIRICAL CARTOON
Lot # 111 - LINCOLN SATIRICAL CARTOON
This black & white cartoon has Lincoln and Davis in a tug-of-war with a map of the United States. Caption below "The True Issue or 'That’s Whats the Matter'". Below each figure "Lincoln," "Mac," and "Jeff." Cartoon about 7 x 9", in slightly larger frame, under glass. Not removed from frame for inspe... > Item Details
GARFIELD-ARTHUR CAMPAIGN BADGE
Lot # 144 - GARFIELD-ARTHUR CAMPAIGN BADGE
A cardboard badge with portraits of Garfield and Arthur, same as DeWitt JG-1880-27. Attached to a 2 x 5" red ribbon with black lettering, "For President, J.A. Garfield. For Vice President, C.A. Arthur." Ribbon has scattered light soiling. > Item Details
Whole Plate Tintype of Cincinnati, Ohio Drugstore
Lot # 16 - Whole Plate Tintype of Cincinnati, Ohio Drugstore
A super image of the exterior of the drugstore of Brandriff and Hedges in Cincinnati, Ohio. Great trade signs visible, including an apothecary mortar and pestle (two men peer out of a window on either side), many street-level advertisements in front, the windows filled with oil lamps. > Item Details
CDV Albums of Lt. J.M. Hubbard,
Lot # 352 - CDV Albums of Lt. J.M. Hubbard, "Beecher Rifles" & 11th KS Cavalry
Scion of Middleton, Connecticut and early Kansas “Free-Stater,” Josiah Meigs Hubbard’s life extolled strong New England values that traded rhetoric for rifles on the distant plains of Kansas in the tumultuous years leading up to the Civil War. This is a significant historical group of three albums ... > Item Details
MCCLELLAN CAMPAIGN BADGE
Lot # 99 - MCCLELLAN CAMPAIGN BADGE
Large 1.25 x 1" brass shell containing albumen photograph of Little Mac. Tough to find in this size. > Item Details
1848 TAYLOR-FILLMORE CAMPAIGN POSTER
Lot # 68 - 1848 TAYLOR-FILLMORE CAMPAIGN POSTER
The Taylor-Fillmore "Grand National, Whig Banner," published by J. Baillie of NY. 10 x 14", hand-colored lithograph in blue, red, yellow and green, in the original ogee frame. Below the portraits of the 2 candidates, the ribbons read "The People's Choice for President & Vice President From 1849 to 1... > Item Details
GEORGE B. MCLELLAN CAMPAIGN TOKENS
Lot # 102 - GEORGE B. MCLELLAN CAMPAIGN TOKENS
Lot of 5 Civil War Token Group. Five in total: four 20mm. specimens with McClellan's handsome profile; one 24mm. brass with McClellan on front, "The Union Must and Shall be Preserved" on reverse. An above-average selection. > Item Details
CABINET CARD OF ROBERT E. LEE
Lot # 409 - CABINET CARD OF ROBERT E. LEE
Albumen photograph on mount of Levin Handy, Brady's son-in-law who succeed him after the war. A Brady negative taken late in Lee's life. > Item Details
BLAINE & LOGAN HANDKERCHIEF
Lot # 178 - BLAINE & LOGAN HANDKERCHIEF
This classic Blaine & Logan linen handkerchief is 18.5 x 19". All graphics are black & white, including portraits of candidates, screaming eagle on U.S. shield, the Constitution, and clasped hands (symbolizing the reconciliation between North and South). On reed bundle between the candidates is "The... > Item Details
2 BOXED LOTS AUTO LITERATURE, CA 1900-1950
Lot # 548 - 2 BOXED LOTS AUTO LITERATURE, CA 1900-1950
Lot of 34 books, including titles such as "Gasoline, What Everyone Should Know About It" (1925), "Poor Me: The Diary of a Motor Car on a Journey" (1911), "100 Years of America's Fire Fighting Apparatus" (1964), "My Ford, Its Care and Repair" (1925), and "International Motor Cyclopedia Year Book 1908... > Item Details
Civil War Watercolor by Robert K. Sneden 40th New York
Lot # 432 - Civil War Watercolor by Robert K. Sneden 40th New York
American, (1837 -1911). Watercolor on stiff wove paper, 8.25 x 5.5." Signed lower right and titled in manuscript pen "The Destruction of Union Supply trains at MANASSAS JUNCTION by Jackson and Stuart's Cavlary CSA Augst 28th 1862. Capture of 11th NY Battery. Stores + 7 full trains and 10 locomotive... > Item Details
HORATIO SEYMOUR PAPER PHOTO IN SHELL
Lot # 126 - HORATIO SEYMOUR PAPER PHOTO IN SHELL
Gem-sized, brass-matted albumen of Horatio Seymour, Democratic candidate for President against U.S. Grant in 1868. As noted in the Dictionary of American Biography, "A man of dignity and integrity, he (Seymour) failed practically as a statesman, largely because of his gentlemanly scorn for extreme o... > Item Details
BENJAMIN HARRISON CAMPAIGN BANDANNA
Lot # 197 - BENJAMIN HARRISON CAMPAIGN BANDANNA
Benjamin Harrison 1888 18-inch square silk campaign handkerchief. VG. > Item Details
Autographs of Civil War Heroes
Lot # 418 - Autographs of Civil War Heroes
Lot of 2. Includes TLS, 1p, New York, Sept 27, 1899 invitation of W.H. Mickle, written on the stationary of the reception committee to Honor Admiral George Dewey. Boldly signed by Howard. Includes the original transmittal envelope, and two printed circulars outlining Mickle's duties. With a patr... > Item Details
TILDEN-HENDRICKS CLEAN SWEEP PIN
Lot # 138 - TILDEN-HENDRICKS CLEAN SWEEP PIN
A wonderful rarity from the disputed election of 1876! A hollow shell badge in the form of a broomstick embossed with "Tilden & Hendricks" and "Reform." Coppered brass, 41mm. in length, original pin intact, one of the finest specimens of DeWitt #1876-13 we've seen. > Item Details
A TRIO OF FINE POLITICAL GLASS
Lot # 159 - A TRIO OF FINE POLITICAL GLASS
Lot of two 3 dimensional items including a 6 inch Knights of Labor glass and Cleveland Stevenson clear glass “Our Choice” bottle picturing busts of both candidates. Approximately 7 ¼ inches tall (large version). Damage to the left top corner causing a crack to run from front to back. > Item Details
ITEMS 1-20 of 20
SKIP TO PAGE: