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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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LOT OF 3 GREELEY CDVs
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Tintype of Civil War  Enlisted Man in Greatcoat
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Lot # 153 - HANCOCK-ENGLISH CAMPAIGN RIBBON, PIN AND BUTTON
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 TAFT AND SHERMAN CAMPAIGN GLASS AND CHINA
Lot # 265 - TAFT AND SHERMAN CAMPAIGN GLASS AND CHINA
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CDV OF ARMED Private John K. Messmore, 99th OVI
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LOT OF 3 U.S. GRANT CDVs
Lot # 323 - LOT OF 3 U.S. GRANT CDVs
Includes 2 cdvs of Grant as a Civil War General, both in oval "frames" on the cards. The 3rd is the classic Grant as President (1869-1877) seated in a chair (with cigar in hand). Minor foxing of early cdvs, slight damage to corners of later one. > Item Details
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Lot # 211 - MCKINLEY-HOBART JUGATE SOUND MONEY CLUB CAMPAIGN RIBBON
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Stereoview of Confederate Raider
Lot # 410 - Stereoview of Confederate Raider "Stonewall"
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SCARCE WILLIAM J. BRYAN CELLULOID PHOTO ALBUM
Lot # 260 - SCARCE WILLIAM J. BRYAN CELLULOID PHOTO ALBUM
Celluloid covered photo album picturing William J. Bryan. Break in the celluloid from left to right under the picture. > Item Details
FINE HENRY CLAY MOURNING RIBBON
Lot # 57 - FINE HENRY CLAY MOURNING RIBBON
1852 Henry Clay mourning ribbon. A Kentucky politician with an amazing record of public service, Clay ran for high office several times: as a Democratic-Republican candidate for both President and Vice President in 1824, National Republican candidate for President, 1832, and a Whig candidate in 1844... > Item Details
GARFIELD INAUGURAL BALL PROGRAM
Lot # 143 - GARFIELD INAUGURAL BALL PROGRAM
Handsome 4.5" x 6" program for the Garfield-Arthur "Inauguration Ball -- March 4th, 1881." The 16 pp. booklet is chromolithographed in bright colors, and bound with a purple cord and tassel. The interior pages list all the committees and detail the program, including the U.S. Marine Band conducted b... > Item Details
Three Great Western Books
Lot # 578 - Three Great Western Books
Lot of 3. Includes LeClaire, Antoine. "Black Hawk's Autobiography." 1912. Rock Island, IL:American Publishing Co. 12mo, 164pp, cloth with gilt spine and front. Minor wear to spine ends and toning of edges, else excellent. PLUS Moody, D.W. "The Life of a Rover, 1865 to 1926." Publ. by author, 1926, 8... > Item Details
CHOICE GROUP OF MCKINLEY CAMPAIGN EPHEMERA
Lot # 228 - CHOICE GROUP OF MCKINLEY CAMPAIGN EPHEMERA
LOT OF 5 McKinley Campaign items: an extremely unusual and scarce brass pin with co-joined busts of McKinley and Hobart; an excellent cube charm with clean portraits and glass intact on both sides; together with three enameled pins, one from the "McKinley and Hobart Jewelers Club," minor flakes as t... > Item Details
Civil War Archive of Peter Hartwig, Brown Water Navy Engineer
Lot # 368 - Civil War Archive of Peter Hartwig, Brown Water Navy Engineer
Archive of Peter Hartwig, Chief Engineer of the "U.S.S. Governor Torrence," Mississippi Squadron. Like many men living along the Ohio River, Peter Hartwig, of Newport, Kentucky, found employment in the steamboat trade, joining the "Grand Union Association of Western and Southern Engineers" as a mem... > Item Details
Tintype of Pvt. Perry Fry, 94th Illinois, KIA
Lot # 310 - Tintype of Pvt. Perry Fry, 94th Illinois, KIA
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RARE HENRY CLAY TEXAS CAMPAIGN FLAG
Lot # 51 - RARE HENRY CLAY TEXAS CAMPAIGN FLAG
Printed cotton, 26.25 x 61." An exceptionally rare variant of this well-known Clay flag, with the added names of "Houston" and "Stockton" below Clay and Frelinghuysen. (For two similar examples, see "Threads of History." 1979: 117. The added names of course, refer to Sam Houston and Richard Stockt... > 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
Photograph of Commanche Squaw by Alexander Gardner
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Albumen photograph, 5 x 7.5" mounted on larger board. Titled in negative "Comanche" and strip label as "Wife of Cheevers." Negative probably by Alexander Gardner as part of a treaty delegation in Washington in 1872. Printed later by the Bureau of American Ethnology and sold to the Rookwood Pottery o... > 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
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