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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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Watercolor by Hunter Wood,
Lot # 412 - Watercolor by Hunter Wood,
American, born 1908, painting of a WWII U.S. Coast Guard patrol boat escorting an armed merchant vessel in camouflaged paint, signed lower right "Hunter Wood USCG 43" with anchor symbol at end, 12" x 18.5", matted and framed. > Item Details
Abraham Lincoln Endorsement,
Lot # 428 - Abraham Lincoln Endorsement,
1p letter from John Wien Forney recommending a friend to a paymaster post, dated Jan 12, 1863. Docketed on outer fold in Lincoln's hand "Submitted to the Secretary of War. A. Lincoln / Jan 13, 1863." Forney was a strong supporter of Lincoln who served as Clerk of the House of Representatives from 1... > Item Details
Scarce Lincoln-Johnson Missouri Paper Ballot,
Lot # 64 - Scarce Lincoln-Johnson Missouri Paper Ballot,
framed, 11.5 x 4" overall. RADICAL UNION TICKET, probably issued in St. Louis, and listing other Missouri delegates, with the names of local candidates included in manuscript. Transmississippi tickets uncommon. > Item Details
American 18th Century Chippendale Scroll Mirror,
Lot # 538 - American 18th Century Chippendale Scroll Mirror,
with original mirror glass and nice delicate cut scrolled ears and crest's, circa 1780-90; 9.75" wide x 16.5" high. > Item Details
Frank Leslie's Portrait of Jesse James,
Lot # 377 - Frank Leslie's Portrait of Jesse James,
lot of 2. Frank Leslie's Illustrated newspaper, No. 1387, Vol. LIV (April 22, 1882), and No. 1386, Vol. LIV (April 15, 1882, New York. Earlier vol. pp. 113-128, later vol. pp. 129-144. Both 12 x 17", central fold, holes along edge from earlier binding. P. 118 in the earlier paper reports the death o... > Item Details
Papin Family Photograph Archive, St. Genevieve, Missouri,
Lot # 37 - Papin Family Photograph Archive, St. Genevieve, Missouri,
group of 26 items, comprising hundreds of images, 19th to early 20th centuries. Includes 3 CDV & Cabinet card albums, all nearly full including one with pierced carved wood front cover with floral motif; PLUS 12 cased images, in both cloth & thermal plastic cases, Daguerreotypes, Ambrotypes, Albume... > Item Details
American Coin Silver Flatware
Lot # 683 - American Coin Silver Flatware
Lot of 22. Includes the following teaspoons: two marked J.R. Robinson; PLUS five marked F.B. Cook; PLUS six marked DWR; PLUS two marked J.T.P. & Son; one marked SH; PLUS two marked Baldwin & Cowles; PLUS a mustard spoon and table spoon by the same maker; PLUS the a table spoon marked O.G. Carter; A... > Item Details
Civil War Photograph of Ruins of Gaines Mills,
Lot # 207 - Civil War Photograph of Ruins of Gaines Mills,
albumen image, 9 x7" mounted on larger printed board, from Gardner's "Incidents of the War", and plate 93 from his "Sketchbook." Negative by Reekie and printed by Gardner. A haunting scene, with the ruins of the Mill and a partial skeleton visible symbolizing the loss of personal property and life... > Item Details
Unusual Benjamin Harrison-Washington Bunting,
Lot # 87 - Unusual Benjamin Harrison-Washington Bunting,
polychrome printed cotton on cream ground with oval portraits of Washington with "1789" above and B. Harrison with "1889" above, surrounded with U.S. flags and eagles, 24" x 62". Includes 4 repeating panels, number 676 in Collins "Threads of History". > Item Details
Autographed Wright Flyer Silver Print,
Lot # 473 - Autographed Wright Flyer Silver Print,
4 x 5.5" silver print at Kitty Hawk autographed by Orville Wright. A typed label on the back of the frame reads: "This print was taken from a negative made at Kitty Hawk December 17, 1903. Orville Wright is flying the plane, Wilbur is standing on the ground. The runway is at the left; at the right ... > Item Details
Early Turned Wood Yarn Winder,
Lot # 774 - Early Turned Wood Yarn Winder,
early 19th century American turned maple, made to mount in missing wood frame. Wonderful turnings & patina, 6" wide x 17.25" d. > Item Details
Civil War Era Tin Cups,
Lot # 721 - Civil War Era Tin Cups,
lot of 9, of the type commonly used by enlisted personnel in both the Union & Confederate armies and one tin cup type candle lantern/chamber stick. Three matching with tin ring handle, 3.7" high; 2 others with handle, 3.25" & 5.7" high (chamber stick), 3 matching tumbler type, 2.5" high & one tumb... > Item Details
Miniature Watercolor Portrait,
Lot # 589 - Miniature Watercolor Portrait,
of a young gentleman with wild hair in high collared frock coat. Image is 2.25" wide by 3" high, in modern reproduction frame, 5" x 5.7". > Item Details
Empire Mahogany Two-Piece Bookcase,
Lot # 705 - Empire Mahogany Two-Piece Bookcase,
2 piece with step-back top having architectural style stepped cove moulding with full tapered column's surmounted by scroll carved capitals, 2 doors with "X" mullioned glass over 3 small cock-beaded drawers. Base also with "X" mullioned glass doors, acanthus carved flat columns and large front carv... > Item Details
Quaker Travel Journal,
Lot # 312 - Quaker Travel Journal,
Williams, William. "Journal of the Life, Travels, and Gospel Labours, of William Williams, Dec. A Minister of the Society of Friends. Late of White-Water, Indiana." 1828, Cincinnati: Lodge, L'Hommediew, and Hammond (printers). Full calf, gilt spine, 272pp. Williams was born in North Carolina, spent ... > Item Details
Dovetailed Desk Top Cupboard in Old Grained Red Wash,
Lot # 739 - Dovetailed Desk Top Cupboard in Old Grained Red Wash,
pine & poplar, 2 door, designed to sit on top of a slat lid desk to provide more storage. With original, worn red wash with graining. Doors open to reveal central well flanked by 2 cubbyholes on each side, dovetailed sides; 35" long x 11.5" wide x 14" high. > Item Details
CDV of CSA New Orlean's Enlisted Men,
Lot # 200 - CDV of CSA New Orlean's Enlisted Men,
lot of 2. Includes print of an unidentified artillery captain, backmarked Anderson's New Orleans studio. We have seen other prints of this photograph that are tinted with colors of artillery unit. Enough of his buckle shows enough to suggest Louisiana unit. A cartridge box is visible at his elbow, h... > Item Details
Percussion Continental Pirate Pistol,
Lot # 133 - Percussion Continental Pirate Pistol,
with brass mounts, unmarked lock and barrel, nicely patinated walnut stock, approximately 58 caliber, barrel length 8", total length 13.5". > Item Details
Quarter Plate Tintype of Armed Union Soldier & Flag,
Lot # 166 - Quarter Plate Tintype of Armed Union Soldier & Flag,
an unknown Maine photographer documented by his use of a carved wooden “US” oval plate prop worn over the rectangular belt plate to effect a positive “US” in the finished photograph. This photographer is also recognized by the use of a partially bunted flag always extending from the left field. Th... > Item Details
Roccoco French Painted Fan,
Lot # 558 - Roccoco French Painted Fan,
silk & ivory with elaborate roccoco mythological painting of 2 classically attired women in golden raft, escorted by sea nymphs and cherubim with sea shell horns & garlands of flowers, Classical landscape in background with several marble temple like buildings. At each end of this central scene are... > Item Details
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