Lot 11    

Quarter Plate Ambrotype of Gent and His Inkwell
2002 Historic Americana. May 4.
Anonymous image of a well-dressed gent taken before a canvas drop. He is posed with a large cerramic inkwell and two dip pens, perhaps indicative of his occupation.

Condition:  
Image Exc in pressed paper case with lid detached.
Est $200 - $400
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Lithograph political cartoon by Currier & Ives, NY, 1860. The cartoon shows Steven Douglas over Columbia's knees, with Uncle Sam saying, "…give him the Stripes till he sees Stars." Columbia's balloon references the Kansas-Nebraska Bill and all the trouble it caused. Print is framed under glass with ... > Item Details
ANDREW JACKSON HANDBILL
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Photograph of Commanche Squaw by Alexander Gardner
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PAPER LINCOLN PARADE FLAG
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BENJAMIN HARRISON CAMPAIGN EPHEMERA
Lot # 194 - BENJAMIN HARRISON CAMPAIGN EPHEMERA
Lot of 7 Benjamin Harrison items: a brass name bar; two tokens -- one with co-joined jugate portraits; two shell discs with original pins -- the larger specimen, 1.75", has original gold detailing present; two cloth-covered, multicolored studs showing some wear. Another nice assortment. > 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
TINTYPE OF CIVIL WAR PRIVATE WITH ENFIELD
Lot # 319 - TINTYPE OF CIVIL WAR PRIVATE WITH ENFIELD
A loose sixth-plate tintype of a private wearing a pork-pie hat and holding an Enfield rifle in full leather gear. A period identification indicates that he is “D.A. Jones b. 9 of June 1843” with an added notation of “ Carrie Jones b. 12 of June 1845,” probably husband and wife. The “Jones” surnam... > Item Details
GARFIELD-ARTHUR BAR OF SOAP
Lot # 145 - GARFIELD-ARTHUR BAR OF SOAP
This unusual campaign item has impressed images of Garfield / Arthur" in red. Measures 1.25 x 2.5", hardly noticeable repairs at three points. This is the ONLY example we have ever seen! An absolutely unique item for the collector who wants to "clean up!" > Item Details
Autographed Letter of Benj. C. Brodie
Lot # 505 - Autographed Letter of Benj. C. Brodie
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Hardtack From A Gettysburg Vet- 134th NY
Lot # 367 - Hardtack From A Gettysburg Vet- 134th NY
A group of three pieces of hardtack and a bisquit, found in the effects of Captain William H. Mickle of the 134th NY. Two pieces string bound in oil paper with penciled inscription "Hard tack. Gettysburg 1863-1913 (illegible) Mickle." Two loose-wrapped in oil paper, one with partial pencil inscri... > 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
Brush and Wire Goods 1910 Trade Catalog
Lot # 519 - Brush and Wire Goods 1910 Trade Catalog
Catalog of The Bromwell Brush and Wire Goods Co., Cincinnati, 1910, 8vo, 76pp., soft cloth cover with gilt lettering, lithographed illustrations. Some rodent/insect damage to cover, does not affect inner pages, minor toning of bound edge of pages. > Item Details
FINE GROUP OF B. HARRISON CAMPAIGN RIBBONS
Lot # 182 - FINE GROUP OF B. HARRISON CAMPAIGN RIBBONS
Three Benjamin Harrison Ribbons. Two with red, white, and blue fabric -- the example from the Yonkers' "Business Mens Protection Club" includes an unusual name bar; the other with an affixed celluloid portrait. Together with an example from Lancaster, PA reflecting that the wearer had supported Will... > Item Details
Fine Photograph of Civil War Ironclad
Lot # 372 - Fine Photograph of Civil War Ironclad
Anonymous, albumen photograph, 7.5 x 4.5" mounted on larger board showing an early Union ironclad on the Mississippi, with the bluffs of Vicksburg or Natchez in the distance. The letters "S" and "X" visible on her stacks. A period copy photograph from the effects of Peter Hartwig, Acting Chief Eng... > Item Details
JAPANESE AMBROTYPE, YOUNG MAN
Lot # 6 - JAPANESE AMBROTYPE, YOUNG MAN
Anonymous quarter plate in complete wooden case, identified in Japanese characters as "Yataro" and behind plate "Nakamuro. " He leans against a column that contains his bowler and a doctor's (?) satchel, and holds an umbrella. > Item Details
WONDERFUL JAMES A. GARFIELD IRONSTONE CREAMER
Lot # 149 - WONDERFUL JAMES A. GARFIELD IRONSTONE CREAMER
Early Burslem china Garfield 5 inch Memorial pitcher picturing British and American flags. The back is dated with his birth and death and a commemorative poem. > Item Details
HORATIO SEYMOUR PAPER PHOTO IN SHELL
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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
CDV of Bvt. Captain Joseph B. Foraker, 89th OVI.
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GROVER CLEVELAND SILK RIBBON
Lot # 166 - GROVER CLEVELAND SILK RIBBON
This 2 x 7" blue silk ribbon has a sepia photo of Cleveland applied to frame in a gilt banner which reads, "Cleveland Our President." Some wear to bottom of gilt image, but overall still very good. > Item Details
GREAT GROUP OF UNUSED PATRIOTIC COVERS
Lot # 392 - GREAT GROUP OF UNUSED PATRIOTIC COVERS
Group of thirteen (13) Civil War patriotic covers, several multicolored, two depicting Winfield Scott, one with Henry Clay, several anti-Jefferson Davis examples including one depicting a slave and another with a photographer represented as Davis "taking Washington." A fine selection. > Item Details
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