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Ambrotype of Hammer Dulcimer Player,
2002 Americana & Decorative Arts. November 20.
anonymous sixth plate in a pressed paper case, showing a young girl holding two hammers and peering over her dulcimer. The first such image of this type of musical instrument we've seen in 20 years!

Condition:  
Image VG+, case separated at spine.
Est $300 - $400
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Paul L. Dunbar, TLS,
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Anonymous Oil Painting of 19th Century Fire Department,
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Rare Photograph of Fort Sumter Officers,
Lot # 210 - Rare Photograph of Fort Sumter Officers,
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Copper Canteen,
Lot # 726 - Copper Canteen,
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Eagle Hilt  Artillery Officer's Sabre,
Lot # 130 - Eagle Hilt Artillery Officer's Sabre,
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Irwin Myers - Pastel and Gouache on Paper
Lot # 483 - Irwin Myers - Pastel and Gouache on Paper
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Civil War Presentation Sword of a Maine Hero,
Lot # 216 - Civil War Presentation Sword of a Maine Hero,
non-regulation European type similar to Model 1850 officer's with ornate cast brass hilt with floral decoration, shark skin and brass wire wrapped grip. Blade 36" single edged, with 3/4 length fuller and false edge at tip, marked on riccaso with European armory marks, engraved on top of blade "Klin... > Item Details
Confederate Heavy Cavalry Sabre and Scabbard,
Lot # 226 - Confederate Heavy Cavalry Sabre and Scabbard,
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Early French Automobile Hand-Colored Lithograph by Gamy,
Lot # 492 - Early French Automobile Hand-Colored Lithograph by Gamy,
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Mumper & Co. & Anthony Civil War Stereoviews,
Lot # 203 - Mumper & Co. & Anthony Civil War Stereoviews,
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Polychrome Decorated Odd-Fellows Axe,
Lot # 542 - Polychrome Decorated Odd-Fellows Axe,
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Confederate Prisoner's Pipe,
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Scarce Lincoln-Johnson Missouri Paper Ballot,
Lot # 64 - Scarce Lincoln-Johnson Missouri Paper Ballot,
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Brown Glazed Stoneware Jugs,
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Civil War Pen and Ink By John R. Chapin,
Lot # 273 - Civil War Pen and Ink By John R. Chapin,
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Irwin Myers - Pastel and Gouache on Paper,
Lot # 487 - Irwin Myers - Pastel and Gouache on Paper,
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English and Chinese Willow Ware,
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Lot # 498 - Embroidered Silk Eagles With Flags,
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Diego Rivera Autographed Photographs
Lot # 468 - Diego Rivera Autographed Photographs
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