Lot 12    

Sixth Plate Ambrotype of A Building Under Construction
2002 Historic Americana. May 4.
Anonymous, sixth plate ruby ambrotype of a three story clapboard building that appears to be undergoing renovation. The building is at the edge of a woods, and in the distance a split rail fence can be seen. Slabs of limestone are piled in the foreground, and scaffolding is visible at the right side of the building. Neat image.

Condition:  
VG, in full pressed paper case.
Est $200 - $300
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ANTEBELLUM PRESIDENTIAL WALL CHART
Lot # 69 - ANTEBELLUM PRESIDENTIAL WALL CHART
Chromolithographed wall chart of the Presidents, Washington through Polk (1845-1849). Besides all of the presidents, chart includes all state seals and the "Landing of Columbus in the New World." The portraits of Jackson and Polk are unusual. Publ. by S. Augustus Mitchell, lith. by Duval's in Philad... > Item Details
INVITATION TO BALL FOR HENRY CLAY
Lot # 56 - INVITATION TO BALL FOR HENRY CLAY
An engraved invitation on coated stock to "…a BALL to be given at the Washington Assembly rooms on the evening of Tuesday the 12th of April 1842 in compliment to the Hon. Henry Clay on the aoccasion of his retirement from the Councils of the Country." 3.75" x 5.34" with a bust of Clay at top. Some w... > Item Details
PAIR OF GREAT B. HARRISON CAMPAIGN STANHOPES
Lot # 202 - PAIR OF GREAT B. HARRISON CAMPAIGN STANHOPES
Carved ivory stanhope with titled portraits of "President Harrison and Vice President Morton" at top. Similar to Hake #3046, this in two pieces that come apart made to be used as a pen -- 6" in length, the metal casing from a pen inside. Two small cracks along base attachment hardly noticeable, nice... > Item Details
<i>A Diary in America, with Remarks on its Institutions.</i>,
Lot # 568 - A Diary in America, with Remarks on its Institutions.,
Marryat, Frederick. Part II. 1839, 3vols., 8vo, London: Longman, Orme, Brown, Green & Longmans, paper boards. 2 folding maps. > Item Details
POLK-DALLAS CAMPAIGN BROADSIDE
Lot # 61 - POLK-DALLAS CAMPAIGN BROADSIDE
Polk and Dallas Democratic broadside. Has been glued to the backboard and shows minor water damage. > Item Details
Photograph of Civil War Tinclad
Lot # 373 - Photograph of Civil War Tinclad
Lot of two anonymous albumen photographs found among the effects of Peter Hartwig, Acting Chief Engineer, USN and vet of the "Brown-water Navy" who served on the tin-clad powder ship " Judge Torrence." Inlcudes an anonymous, albumen photograph, 7.25 x 5.25 mounted on larger board of the "Torrence."... > Item Details
ANDREW JACKSON NOTIONS BOX
Lot # 44 - ANDREW JACKSON NOTIONS BOX
This cardboard box has a hand-colored engraving of "Andrew Jackson" under glass on the lid. The portrait of Jackson is based on Ralph E.W. Earl's painting of "Andrew Jackson at the Hermitage 1830" which was published as a print in 1832 by Bufford and Pendleton of Boston. The box is 4 x 4.5 x 1.5", c... > Item Details
CDV OF ARMED Private John K. Messmore, 99th OVI
Lot # 343 - CDV OF ARMED Private John K. Messmore, 99th OVI
Anonymous cartes of Messmore with period pencil identification on verso. Armed with a M1842 musket and full leather gear Messmore, of Company D., enlisted in June 1862 and transferred to the Veteran Reserve Corps in October 1864 finally mustering out in June 1865. Raised in Lima, Ohio the 99th OVI... > Item Details
LOT OF TINTYPES AND CABINET CARDS, INCLUDING POST MORTEM
Lot # 19 - LOT OF TINTYPES AND CABINET CARDS, INCLUDING POST MORTEM
Lot of 9, including 2 tintypes, one with a gentleman wearing his Sunday best, holding a pistol across his chest. PLUS a postmortem cdv with Blosser backmark. PLUS 6 cabinet cards, 3 identified as Jane Mitchell, Charlie Greg, and Grace Wilson. Backmarks of Lingo (2) (Uniontown, PA); Winkler (St. Loui... > Item Details
Gettysburg Battlefield Souvenirs
Lot # 366 - Gettysburg Battlefield Souvenirs
A fine group of ephemera, including a walnut plinthe mounted with a piece of grapeshot, a Union button, a piece of granite, a fossil blastoid, and the tip of a minnie. Inked on base "From Gettysburg" along with a grapeshot, three minnie's, a bullet from a hand gun, a peach pit, and several pieces o... > Item Details
RARE JOHN WILKES BOOTH TINTYPE
Lot # 110 - RARE JOHN WILKES BOOTH TINTYPE
Anonymous, cdv-sized tintype in Civil War style cream mount, with cancelled two cent revenue stamp on verso. Probably copied from a paper cdv, have not seen this in either format before. A rare pose for Booth. > Item Details
2 CHECKS SIGNED BY W.H. TAFT
Lot # 479 - 2 CHECKS SIGNED BY W.H. TAFT
Two bank drafts from the Riggs Nat'l. Bank, Washington, DC, signed by William Howard Taft as Supreme Court Justice, dated April 9 and June 9, 1919. One to the University Club, the other to the Florence Crittenden League. > Item Details
Jackson Brothers CDV of Indian Women,
Lot # 558 - Jackson Brothers CDV of Indian Women,
An early (1868-70), candid image of two women seated before a shade, sorting what appear to be berries (chokecherries?), forelegs of buffalo or other large bovine (with hooves attached) drape over the framework behind them. With their Omaha imprint on verso. > Item Details
GREAT GROUP OF ILLINOIS CDVS
Lot # 22 - GREAT GROUP OF ILLINOIS CDVS
Lot of 3, one by Crowder and two by Duboce, both of Springfield. One a "trick" image of the same gent; one a poignant portrait of father and daughter; one of a fiddler. > Item Details
19TH CENTURY CAPS AND KEPIS
Lot # 467 - 19TH CENTURY CAPS AND KEPIS
LOT OF 3 late 19th century caps. Includes a wool kepi with cord, buttons have lyres on them. Plus an oilcloth kepi with a plate on front with K.G.E. in a shield that has an eagle on top, horseman in triangle on buttons. AND a felt bowler, edge of brim frayed. The 2 caps are missing inner bands, lini... > Item Details
LOT OF 2 POLITICAL CARICATURE MUGS
Lot # 274 - LOT OF 2 POLITICAL CARICATURE MUGS
One mug depicts Franklin D. Roosevelt (with "Happy Days are Here Again" on opposite side), the other his Vice President, John Nance Garner. 4.5" tall, part of a set produced in 1933 by Stangl Pottery Company, this pair has FDR grinning broadly and Garner scowling. > Item Details
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
Early Cattleman's Association Badge
Lot # 617 - Early Cattleman's Association Badge
Neat white metal badge in shape of a frying pan, w/raised lettering for the Stockmen's Association meeting in Amarillo, Texas, April 5-7, 1910. Handle with "Panhandle." > Item Details
PAIR OF BENJAMIN HARRISON CAMPAIGN RIBBONS
Lot # 181 - PAIR OF BENJAMIN HARRISON CAMPAIGN RIBBONS
Two unusual Harrison politicals: a ribbon with affixed shield carved in MOP, one minor chip, quite folksy in appearance; together with a small flag affixed to an unusual bar that includes a photographic portrait. Both somewhat different from the more typical campaign item! > Item Details
Forty-Niner Gold Miner Diaries and More
Lot # 579 - Forty-Niner Gold Miner Diaries and More
Edwin Pickering Drew (1828-1892) and his elder brother Joseph (b.1825) were Dartmouth-educated New Hampshire boys seized with gold fever who headed west in 1849. Joseph went out first, followed by Edwin a year later, eager to share his brother’s adventures. According to newspaper clippings with th... > Item Details
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