Lot 7    

Tintype of a Threshing Machine,
2002 Americana & Decorative Arts. November 20.
5.5 x 3.75" in an original gilt wall frame. An fine outdoor scene, showing a yoke of oxen attached to a steam tractor, pulling a large wagon. A group of workers look at the camera, one of whom brandishes a large board at one of his fellows. Faintly identifed on verso as "Ithaca?, NY."

Condition:  
Plate with no bends, with as made chemical clouds in sky at right. Frame lacking much of the original gilding.
Est $300 - $400
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Early American Spindle Back Armchair,
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William Henry Jackson Mammoth Plate Photograph,
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Hannah Davis New Hampshire Hatbox,
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Early Tin & Glass Post Lamps,
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Fantastic Confederate Ambrotype,
Lot # 174 - Fantastic Confederate Ambrotype,
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Photograph of Ute Chiefs,
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Early American Baskets,
Lot # 651 - Early American Baskets,
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Irwin Myers - Pastel and Gouache on Paper,
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Civil War Naval Photograph,
Lot # 208 - Civil War Naval Photograph,
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Signed and Dated Early Appliqué Quilt,
Lot # 606 - Signed and Dated Early Appliqué Quilt,
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Hand Painted Wooden Noah's Ark Toy,
Lot # 511 - Hand Painted Wooden Noah's Ark Toy,
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James Garfield Memorial Letter Opener,
Lot # 80 - James Garfield Memorial Letter Opener,
molded copper, 9.5" total length. Features handle with rearing lion and scimitar-shaped blade with a 1" cello portrait button of Garfield, stamped "Garfield Memorial." Have not seen this political souvenir before. > Item Details
U.S. Navy Civil War Class of 1863,
Lot # 212 - U.S. Navy Civil War Class of 1863,
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Lot # 580 - Extremely Rare Sandwich Cut to Clear Whale Oil Lamps,
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Lot # 112 - Scarce Slavery Emancipation Manuscript,
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Simon Kenton, DS,
Lot # 448 - Simon Kenton, DS,
n.d., n.p. one page. A legal document in which Kenton refers to a disputed promissory note made to one Stephen Trickell, ending tersely "I do not owe Mr. Trickell one cent. Simon Kenton." Witnessed by Andrew Crockett. > Item Details
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